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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative for Young Nigerians 2024

Updated: Jun 13

CYFI Program for Young Nigerians

Attention Young Nigerian leaders! Applications are now open for The Carrington Youth Fellowship program for Young Nigerans (CYFI). The program is a community-based one-year-long professional development program for entry to mid-level professionals. Fellows develop core leadership, communication, and programs management skills, improve their network, and get mentored. This year, we welcome passionate young individuals from every corner of the 36 states in Nigeria to have a wider spread and impact.


CYFI Program Summary

The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, CYFI, is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. CYFI brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills, and experience to design and implement projects that will have a positive impact on Nigerian society. The inspiration for CYFI, former Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was a champion of civil liberties, democracy, and closer ties between the U.S. and Nigeria. CYFI fellows are committed to putting the ideals of Walter Carrington into practice



Ideal candidates must satisfy the following:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 30 on or before the application deadline;

  • Are Nigerians who live in any of the 36 States;

  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;

  • Are not alumni of the Carrington Fellowship.

  • Are available to participate in the one-year-long program both virtual and physical boot camp.


Application procedure

Interested candidates must submit their applications online through the online application portal of CYFI.

• Application deadline: June 17, 2024





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