Call For Applications: 2016 Language for Humanitarian Development and Diplomacy Certificate Program

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The 2016 Language for Humanitarian Development and Diplomacy Certificate Program (LAHD) is organized by Better Nigeria Initiative (BNI) in partnership with West Africa Youth Exchange Council (WAYEC) and endorsed by the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC).

LAHD is a seven-week intensive practical hands-on language training program that aims to prepare young people for humanitarian engagements in development and diplomatic practices.

The 2016 LAHD Spring Session shall focus on French Language and it use for Humanitarian Development and Diplomacy. French and English Language are the major diplomatic languages used in most Africa countries.

Aside the language training content, LAHD aims at facilitating effective partnership in response to the needs of vulnerable people, by enhancing effective communication among young people during the course of their engagements in humanitarian fields and postings in Francophone countries.

The training shall equip participants on the use of French language for advocacy, negotiations, formal agreements, project design, monitoring and evaluations, and other humanitarian services.


Students, student leaders, youths, youth leaders, civil servants, social entrepreneurs, representative of Non-governmental organizations and other actors in humanitarian and development practice.


LAHD French Language Course has three delivery components:

The Language Training Component: The French language class is slated for the weekends i.e on Saturdays. The training is made flexible so as to allow for easy work-and-study plan. The French Language class shall take place at the University of Ibadan.

Orientation course on Humanitarian Development and Diplomacy: During the course of the seven week language training, participants shall participate in a three-week online training on Humanitarian diplomacy and development practice.

LAHD Humanitarian field trip to Lome, Togo (Optional): Upon the completion of the French Language class and Humanitarian Diplomacy course, interested participants shall take part in a one-week residential humanitarian field trip and diplomatic visit to Lome, Togo.

Date: 12th March to 23rd April 2016.

Deadline: Thursday, 10th March 2016

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