Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC)

Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Joined August 2022

Advocacy Centre works generally in Nigeria with stronger presence in the Niger Delta region strengthening community-based advocacy, defending peoples' human and environmental rights for development.

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Children's Rights, Community Organizing, Community Paralegals, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Livelihoods, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) is an Active Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) incorporated by Corporate Affairs Commission in 2017 following the Executive Director’s participation in International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) upon nomination by the US Embassy in Nigeria and sponsored by American Government to the United States for Exchange Program under the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The mission of this interventionist organization in the Niger Delta which was set out in the project document by the US system through its Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs include serving as a platform for development promotion is “Strengthening Community-Based Advocacy in the Niger Delta through Multi-Stakeholder Engagement”.

Thus, YEAC partners with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of governments, foreign missions, policymakers, security operatives, traditional institutions, local and international media organizations and other stakeholders including CSOs and international development organizations to address socio-economic issues relating to youths, the environment, climate change, empowerment and alternative livelihood opportunities for youths involved in artisanal crude oil refining for environmental sustainability in the Niger Delta among others. We are the organization at the forefront of promoting Federal Government’s proposed Modular Refineries for artisanal crude oil refiners in the Niger Delta as alternative livelihood opportunity and on July 27, 2020 we proposed the establishment of “Presidential Artisanal Crude Oil Refining Development Initiative-PACORDI” to the Federal Government. The organization provides paralegal support for vulnerable indigenous peoples in society and sensitizes students on climate change, human rights and campaign against social vices.