TransparencIT has concluded the second cohort of its three-month fellowship training of community champions, graduating seven (7) changemakers.
The fellowship is a civic innovation and governance training that empowers community champions to solve civic and governance challenges in their communities.
The second cohort enrolled ten (10) community champions working on fiscal transparency, social and climate justice, community development, gender equity and mental health. Seven (7) out of the ten (10) community champions were admitted as Changemakers after completing the requirements for the fellowship programme.
The graduates for the second cohort of the programme are – Lilian Efobi, Nigerian Global Affairs Council; Olaniyi Olaleye, International Budget Partnership; Idris Mubarak, Bridge Connect Africa Initiative; Bashir Kehinde Saliu, Meadows Community and Development Outreach Initiative; Halima Idris, Transparency and Accountability Advocate; Yazid S. Mikail, Climate Action Advocate; and Fawziyya Zakariyya, Mental Health Advocate.
This second cohort of the training was supported by teaching and coaching resources from The Governance Lab at Northeastern University, Boston and global experts from the government and development sectors.
The programme selection process, which commenced in August last year, received ninety-eight (98) applications for the second cohort, with applications from Kenya and Pakistan, for only ten (10) fellowship positions.
TransparencIT is committed to providing continuous support to the Changemakers under the alumni network of the programme and equipping them with the necessary tools to excel in their advocacies and campaigns.
The organization commended the Changemakers for their commitment, dedication and resilience throughout the fellowship programme and wished them luck in their future endeavours.