DESPLAY (Democracy Series for Participatory Learning and Action by Youths) is a knowledge based and an activity oriented youth program that brings together youths from different African countries to deepen their democracy knowledge and foster active youth participation in good governance processes.
Since 2005, DESPLAY has directly trained over 350 youths from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, adding Liberia in 2010. As well as over 5,000 youths indirectly through her peer education component called Passing it On.
A DESPLAY year comprises of 3 semesters of training, scheduled to take place every 3 or 4 months. Each semester lasts for 4 days and has two phases.
- DESPLAY semester 1 focuses on “Understanding Democracy and Good Governance”.
- DESPLAY semester 2 focuses on “Youth Participation”.
- DESPLAY semester 3 focuses on “Leadership and Aspiration”.
DESPLAY is building a reputation as one of the lead youth democracy and good governance program in Africa. Since 2005, DESPLAY semesters have taken place in Plateau, Kaduna, Cross River, Oyo, Benin, Nassarawa, Kano, Enugu, Kwara, Benue, Ondo, Niger, and Ebonyi States, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.