With nearly 70% of Nigeria’s population below the age of 35, it is crucial that young people are represented in the country’s political systems. WFD Nigeria is working to build the capabilities of young persons in politics.
Iain Gill, WFD Associate
On 21 January, I ran a Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) training programme on peace and reconciliation in Sudan in association with the British Embassy in Khartoum. The training brought together more than 25 representatives from opposition parties to learn from the peace process in Northern Ireland.
The inclusive nature of the Good Friday Agreement, which turned twenty years old in April 2018, was shared with participants through Mike Nesbitt, Ulster Unionist Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Northern Ireland and myself. We emphasised how political parties can work together to achieve lasting peace, drawing on the example of the umbrella movement, Sudan Call, established in 2014.