Francis Anyaegbu is a youth development trainer with extensive experience in creating, facilitating and managing youth led projects. He has been privileged to have represented Nigeria actively in over 10 international meetings in four continents as well as a previous role of Senate Chief Whip with the Nigerian National children Parliament, Abuja. He is the Executive Director of a youth led organization, Youth In Transit Organization and also seats on the board of some youth organization and projects within and outside Nigeria. He is a core volunteer campaigner for Action Aid International -ACTIVISTA Youth project in Nigeria. He was until recently a consultant to the British Council Nigeria on the Debate to Action Programme, a joint development project between the British Council and the World Bank Institute. Francis is one of the twenty Youth Master Trainers on Climate change trained in Sub Saharan Africa by the World Bank Institute Youth and Climate Change Practice Team and he also volunteers his expertise as a Resource Editor for Taking IT Global.
With an academic background in Environmental Biology, and couple of professional certification in development work, Francis is a development trainer with vast facilitation competencies. He has been privileged to work with various policy makers, non-profits organizations and other relevant stakeholders on developmental issues in Nigeria. He has also been a core planning team member/facilitator of various international youth events and has also been interviewed and profiled on major print and broadcast media in Nigeria.
Francis Anyaegbu has been nominated for various Youth Awards; he made the coveted shortlist for the Youth Advocacy Category at The Future Nigeria 2007 Awards. He participated in a British Council sponsored Youth Exchange programme "Belongings" in August 2007 in London, UK and was selected as one of the 101 Young African Leaders at the African Business Forum in Ghana. The Ray of Hope/UNESCO Project also nominated him into a group of 12 for a photo shoot session on the Inspiring Nigerians project in London, United Kingdom. Francis also attended the Global Engagement Summit 2008 at the Northwestern University Evanston Illinois USA in April 2008 as one of twelve international youth leaders selected from around the world and he was also invited as a dialogue session speaker by UN HABITAT to attend the World Urban Youth Forum IV in Nanjing, China in November, 2008. In March 2009, Francis also completed a certification training programme on Conflict resolution and Peace building through the use of sports by the Generations For peace Projects in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. More recently, he is an active member of the British Council Global Changemakers Network, and participated actively in the African Youth Forum in June 2009 at Cape Town South Africa and the Regional Youth Community Building Workshop in Zimbabwe. He was also a delegate to the 1st World Youth Meeting on Sustainable future in Bari Italy. Francis is a winner of the 4th Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards by Leap Africa, Nokia and International Youth Foundation.
In conclusion, he is a visionary person who is passionate about sharing ideas, gaining new skills that will further boost his career prospect and above all a citizen of the world who thinks beyond ethnicity and religion with the aims of building a world fit for living.
Francis Anyaegbu is a youth development trainer with extensive experience in creating, facilitating and managing youth led projects. He has been privileged to have represented Nigeria actively in over 10 international meetings in four continents...