International Republic Institute in partnership with USAID launches documentary on Nigeria

International Republican Institute (IRI) in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Consulate is set to premiere Dreams4Naija; a 30-minute documentary profiling young Nigerians and their expectations and dreams for a future Nigeria on April 11, 2014 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.

In June 2012, IRI sponsored the filming of a youth media project in Lagos tagged Dreams4Naija; a 30-minute documentary that profiles young Nigerians and their expectations and dreams for a future Nigeria. It captures what Nigerian youths expect and demand from their government, visions for the future, and identifies new and cutting-edge ways today’s Nigerian youths are and will contribute to the development of the country.

Robina Namusisi; Resident Country Director of IRI said “The launch will host Mr. Ray McNally from McNally Temple Associates, California, who was responsible for recording the documentary, as well as Banky W, a popular Nigerian artist with deep youth appeal who played a significant role during the recording of the documentary and who alongside other artistes produced the soundtrack “Change” for the documentary. I look forward to a great event”

The event which will be hosted by Adaure Achumba and Owen Gee will have its keynote address delivered by Mr. Jeffery Hawkins; U.S. Consulate General and a panel discussion on Youth Participation in Politics and Governance as well as Impact of Electoral Violence on Youths with Banky W (Artiste), Yemi Adamolekun (Coordinator, Enough is Enough), Steve Onu (On Air Personality, Wazobia FM), Mojirade Hassan (Student Union Government President, Lagos State University) and  Akin Rotimi (Party Youth – Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor).

International Republican Institute (IRI) works in several countries of the world and has been in Nigeria since 1999 supporting the development of political parties, civic institutions, open elections and democratic governance.



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