The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Breaking Violent Cycles In Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Your title/position Partner
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2016
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Breaking Violent Cycles in Kaduna State Nigeria aims to enhance peaceful coexistence and reduction of youths violence by strengthening inter-ethnic and interreligious tolerance across divides. The project will address this problem by promoting and supporting the role of youth in peace-building activities that will contribute to peaceful coexistence. It shall be leveraging youths interest in sports, arts, and social media to build acceptance, foster cooperation and teach peace-building skills aimed at discouraging youths participation in violence. This will help youths from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to see similarities among themselves rather than differences. About 250 youths from different ethnic and religious backgrounds from 15 communities across 5 conflicts affected Local Governments Areas in Kaduna state will participate in the peace building training; this will provide them with the tools they need to become more effective change makers. They will have access to facilitators, educational programs and networks that will sharpen up their conflict transformation and leadership skills. Trainings will range from content-based topics to more practical focused areas such as meditation, advocacy and peace mediation. Partnership platforms, communication and collaboration channels will be created to enable young people to constantly engage community key stakeholders and Government of Kaduna state to investigate the common problems they share and deal with them together, thus participating in a sustainable solution to youths violence in Kaduna state. This will further strengthen the role of youths in identifying and speaking up against violence, hate speech and human rights violation through sustained behavioral change. This project will be the first youth led initiative for peace restoration in Kaduna State Nigeria.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Youth are often the targets and victims of ethno-religious conflicts in Kaduna state. Either directly or caught in the crossfire, they bear the burden of economic pressures through displacement, livelihood or property destruction, or loss of household breadwinner. During the project, young people will learn how to use arts, sports, social media and music as tools to disseminate peace messages and how to engage communities by developing local projects that promote peace and inter ethnic and religious tolerance. The primary beneficiaries of the project are 250 youths between the ages of 15 and 25 years from different ethnic and religious backgrounds from communities across 5 conflict affected Local Government Areas in Kaduna State. According to Kaduna state bureau for interfaith and religious matters 2017 reports, these categories of youth can be easily influenced making them susceptible to either violence or peace depending on how they are influenced (negatively or positively).This project therefore will promote and support the role of selected youths in peace-building activities that contribute to living together in dignity and dialogue. It will equally promote the presence and role of youth as positive actors of change in peace-building process. Build the capacity of young people in leadership, personal and community development and morals to become responsible members of the society and peace advocates.Success/ Results of this project will be measured using mixed-method tools, these include:Learning needs assessments {LNA} and post training survey {PTS}Quantitative baseline and end line surveysQualitative participatory evaluation using focus groups and large group discussion.Monitoring and reporting sheetsAttendance sheetQuestioners Success stories and testimonialsOnline content SharingThe following indicators inform of expressions of change will be used to monitor qualitative behavioral impact. Number of direct and indirect beneficiaries who report enhanced feelings of peace and security in Kaduna {measured from 1-5 Likert scale} Number of target group members

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Sustainability and future plans

The project ensures sustainability of impacts by working with same selected target group youths over a significant period of time of one year through its partners, to achieve the intended attitudinal and behavioral changes of increased tolerance, acceptance and cooperation across ethnic and religious divides.These changes cannot be achieved through one off activities or interventions, so this project supports long term engagement in all activities through an alumni network in continuous engagement, mentoring and capacity development inputs and knowledge. The alumni network will leverage the expanded opportunities through partnership platforms, communication and collaboration channels that had been created to engage the communities, religious bodies, Government of Kaduna state and other relevant stakeholders in continuous community initiative.The knowledge of personal and community development mindset gained during the training will help further spread and sustain impacts.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Iweh Chukwudi Clement is a Professional Economist, a Google certified Digital Marketer, a social entrepreneur and a Peace Builder. He was born on 12th April 1984 in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State Nigeria. He is the Founder and CEO of E-ment Global Enterprise an Electrical Company that focuses on Renewable Energy and Telecommunication Services but he is passionate about community development in the area of peace building and conflict transformation. He has over ten years experience in business and human resource management and over seven years experience in community development and project management. He has worked with several Organizations and implemented multiple award winning peace and conflict transformation projects in Kaduna and across other Northern States with Generations for Peace Nigeria. He is a Pioneer/Volunteer of Generations for Peace a Jordan based peace building Organization; Partner of Strategy and Innovation for Development Initiative and Life Challenge Intervention Outreach. He is a leadership Expert, Mentor and Youth Advocate, also an alumnus of Young African Leaders Initiative, Regional Leadership Center {YALI RLC}. A Commonwealth Leader; He has held several leadership positions in different Organizations. An awardee of Young African Leaders Initiative Network {YALI NETWORK} in Promoting Peace and Non Violence during 2019 Elections in Kaduna State. A member of International Exchange Alumni. He has the vision of promoting peaceful, drug and violent free society with equal access to resources for all.

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June 16, 2019 07:57

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you

June 14, 2019 11:54

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its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best

June 13, 2019 18:39


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June 10, 2019 13:29


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June 10, 2019 07:54

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June 9, 2019 16:11


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June 9, 2019 13:44

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June 5, 2019 19:35


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June 5, 2019 10:46

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June 3, 2019 08:03

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June 1, 2019 20:08

Way to go, Clement. Peace is all we need to keep the faith. Well done.

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Good luck and all the best.

June 1, 2019 18:09

I must say that I am Impressed! truly amazing the way how you plan to accomplish that.

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Let us make a difference in the world!

May 30, 2019 08:37

Congratulations Iweh Chwukudi for your innovative idea. The youth are tasked with the responsibility of solving problems immediate to their environment. You thought of the issues in Kaduna and found a way out. Keep it up.
My idea is recycling old shoes . Kindly support me in it.

May 28, 2019 18:42

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!

May 28, 2019 18:35

Great! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving various social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
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Natasha Sichula

May 27, 2019 15:06

Congratulations on your project, very nice initiative.
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A lot of courage.

Funke Bamikole

May 23, 2019 22:26

Enter your comment This is a great concept and timely project. The cycle of violence must be broken in Kaduna. There is great need to embrace peace, settle all our scores and grievances through transformational dialogue that will enhance understanding, tolerance and acceptance in order to experience exponential development and progress.

May 22, 2019 10:49

Coming up with this wonderful initiative at a time like this when our world is being ravaged by terrorism and violence and wars. It is then imperative that our children and youths cultivate the culture and habits of peace. Peace building is an integral part of development because no meaningful economic activities nor development can take place in it's absence.

May 22, 2019 10:42

Thanks to everyone that voted this project idea so far, I feel very motivated to do more. Your support so far had been mind blowing. I am really grateful. Please I will equally appreciate any constructive criticism on this project idea. Thanks


May 21, 2019 02:29

Chucks is a charming innovative and passionate young man with a large heart.
I am not surprised at his impact driven project.

This is great, keep the spirit going.

Chika Blessing

May 21, 2019 00:31

This idea is very brilliant and I love it. Youths level of involvement in violence is alarming in this region, I wish this project will be implemented it will definitely impact lives.

Peter Chinedu

May 20, 2019 23:45

Great initiative. I pray you get the chance to implement this project, exactly what we need at this time. I\'m happy that responsible youth are taking up the responsibility of peace building. Kudos Chuks!

May 20, 2019 20:29

I voted for your idea and I liked it also I encourage you to continue :)

My question is what will you do during the expansion of the project in the future !!
What are the team's experiences working with you !!

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Elias Samuel Unekwu

May 20, 2019 19:56

One of the major problem killing the society is violence extremism and this has caused a lot of problem to this society and one of the solution to this problem is what Mr. clement have come up with. I am in full support of this

Roberts Ukaigweh

May 20, 2019 19:13

The rate of Violence in this region is giving me Serious concern. This project concept will go a long way in curbing this menace. Peace is something everyone craves for and having it will bring back everything to normalcy ranging from the economy, to all other sectors that make the community and nation a place worthwhile for all.

Chuks, you have crafted out a wonderful concept note that when adopted and implemented will play a vital role peace building process.

See this project idea at the top 10.


Chuks Clement

May 20, 2019 15:13

Fantastic ideas, great platform also for youths to leverage on. I wish the platform could be expanded to accommodate more youths. I also appreciate the organizers of this platform for this wonderful opportunity given to youths.

May 20, 2019 14:05

I am well please with this innovative ideas coming from youths and sincerely I appreciate their efforts in trying to improve their communities. Peace is very instrumental to development of any society or country.

May 18, 2019 14:55

I love this initiative, it is Youth oriented if executed will really positively impact lives. Youths should leverage this platform to make more impact in their respective communities and also grow professionally.