2013 Ecowas Young Professional Internship Programme.

Economic Community Of West African States

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the Health Institution of ECOWAS, and its Partners announce its Young Professional Intemship Programme (YPIP) for 2013 which will commence in January 2013, and hereby invite applications from citizens of member countries of ECOWAS.

Goal: The goal of the programme is to equip young professionals with knowledge, skills and experience for effective management of health problems in West Africa.

Structure: The 12 month programme is divided into 6 stages (1 – VI). Stages I and IV will take place at the headquarters of WAHO in Burkina Faso, during which the Interns will acquire knowledge and competence in basic principles of public health, a second official language of ECOWAS, computer and new information technology as well as basic principles of management and leadership. During stages II and V, the Interns would be posted to host Institutions in different countries in West Africa to acquire practical skills and competences in their technical areas of interest or professional specialisation.

The technical areas should respond to the health needs of the sub-region and the priority domains of WAHO.

Priority Domains for 2013:
The applicants for 2013 Intemship should have interest III one or more of the
following priority technical areas/domains:



Call for Papers: AITEC West Africa ICT Summit 2012

AITEC ICT Summit 2012

The AITEC West Africa ICT Summit will be taking place from August 15-16  2012  at the  Accra International Conference Centre Ghana.

The expo is a showcase for Information and Communication Technology products and services and therefore invites all companies involved in this sector. These will include Telecommunication Service Providers, Mobile Phone Operators, Computer Hardware Resellers, Computer Accessories Suppliers, Software Developers, Web Solutions Developers, Systems Integrators, ICT Consultants, Training, Internet Service Providers, Data Operators, Communication Equipment Resellers and ICT Projects and Programmes.

The Summit Conference will include a number of specialised streams:

Data Security: Developing strategies to manage existing threats to corporate data integrity – and the increasing new risk implications of cloud services, social networking and consumer devices in the workplace.


The Ask Aliko Dangote Quiz

Culled From the  Youngster Foundation Website

The Richest Man in Africa

Here is a life time opportunity to meet Live with Alh. Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest and most successful entrepreneur by participating in the “Ask Alh. Aliko Dangote” quiz. Youngstars Foundation is partnering with the World Economic ForumYoung Global Leaders (YGLs) in Nigeria to produce a short film documentary featuring Alh. Aliko Dangote titled “I Believe”. The objective of the film documentary is to spark among youths in Nigeria and Africa the consciousness that we can transform Africa for good in one generation through entrepreneurship and self belief, using Alh. Aliko Dangote’s story  as a model of mass inspiration and reorientation among emerging young entrepreneurs.

Special Highlight:

Two Nigerian youths, one male and one female shall get the chance to be part of the documentary recording with Alh. Aliko Dangote. to be one of those 2 lucky youths, you have to answer the question below.


The Future Awards Season 7 Nigeria Nominee List

Future Awards 2012

The List for the Future Awards for Leaders,Entrepreneurs and Innovators Season 7 has been released..

All nominees will be celebrated at an invitation-only media and VIP Nominees Reception on Saturday 4th August 2012, where they will also be inducted into the elite The Future Alumni Network. The Reception is also a yearly charity fundraiser which will see all attendees help raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Nigeria



Creative Artist Of the Year

  1. Obi Somto (Photographer) 23
  2. Bayo Omoboriowo (Photographer) 25
  3. Chibundo Onuzo (Writer) 21
  4. Bobo Omotayo (Writer) 29
  5. Imole Balogun (Photographer) 23
  6. Remi Adegbite (Photographer) 30
  7. Onyeka Nwelue (Writer) 24
  8. Mohammed Abbagana (Painter) 26