Who We Are

YIAGA AFRICA, is a civic non-governmental organization promoting democracy, governance and development in Africa through advocacy, research and capacity building. Our mission is to build democratic societies anchored on the principles of inclusion, justice, transparency and accountability. Our thematic areas of work include Elections; Legislative Engagement; Youth and Accountability & Justice. YIAGA AFRICA Watching The Vote is Nigeria’s largest citizens-led electoral integrity movement dedicated to the promotion of credible elections, civic participation and democratic accountability.

YIAGA AFRICA has been involved in election observation since 2007 and it is one of the leading organizations working on elections in Nigeria. Registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC/IT/No.38620, YIAGA AFRICA seeks to launch itself as a civic hub and an innovative “think and do” tank poised with the onerous mandate of enhancing the quality of democratic governance, accountability and youth political participation in Africa.

In pursuit of its goal of enhancing the quality of elections, YIAGA AFRICA deploys citizens’ observers to observe the conduct of elections at international and country level. This is informed by the ardent need to deepen electoral integrity and accountability. YIAGA AFRICA work towards democratic consolidation through citizens’ oversight on the electoral process. Through its network of young election observers, YIAGA AFRICA promotes the conduct of elections in line with democratic principles and global standards.

Our Vision

Our vision Is to empower state and non-state actors with relevant tools and knowledge for enhancing sustainable democracy and development in Africa.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build and support sustainable democracy  anchored on the principles of inclusion, accountability and justice through research, advocacy and capacity development.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Innovation