Education & Training
Crime Prevention & Security Education
The major focus of our organization will be on crime prevention and security education, awareness, and training. Our efforts will be to constitute and establish clubs like Youth Crime Watch, Community Safety Group, Campus Security Initiative in primary, secondary, tertiary institutions and communities throughout the nation, Nigeria. Due to the large numbers of people affected and the existence of effective prevention programmes at the individual, family community and societal levels, emphasis is placed on prevention strategies that target both high-risk groups and the population at large.
Non-Violence and Peace Building Training
Based and upon the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015) recognizing that today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known and that young people often form the majority of the population of countries affected by armed conflict; expressing concern that among civilians, youth account for many of those adversely affected by armed conflict, including as refugees and internally displaced persons, and that the disruption of youth’s access to education and economic opportunities has a dramatic impact on durable peace and reconciliation; recognizing the important and positive contribution of youth in efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security; affirming the important role youth can play in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and as a key aspect of the sustainability, inclusiveness and success of peacekeeping and peace building efforts.
This resolution further states that the rise of radicalization to violence and violent extremism, especially States youth, threatens stability and development, and can often derail peace building efforts and foment conflict, and stressing the importance of addressing conditions and factors leading to the rise of radicalization to violence and violent extremism States youth, which can be conducive to terrorism.
Therefore, as an organization, we will focus on non-violence and peace building training for young people, children and women in all the states of the federation.
Human Rights Education
Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria will work to focus on human rights laws and instruments and translate the same to educate and empower children, young people and adult citizens in order to better reduce the rate of human rights abuse in Nigeria. We also partner with relevant stakeholders to train and teach young women and girls about their rights and privileges as enshrine in the Nigerian constitution and to empower them to fully aware about their roles and duties as related to voting and election, good governance, environment and participation in grassroots politics.
All our activities will further the realization of human rights as laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant Human Rights instruments such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and Convention on the Rights of the Child. This includes ensuring the participation of vulnerable populations in decision-making processes and accountability mechanisms.
Economic Empowerment of Rural Women, Children and Youth
The Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria will use the Information and Communication Technology tools to empower the local women and disadvantage communities in Nigeria. The use of ICT is to better the effort of the local farmers and encourage young people to build up their skills and knowledge for economic impacts. ICT came with diverse opportunities and benefits and young people need to be encouraged to develop interest in it to better their career and bring about local and national development. Research will be conducted at any period of time and seminars will be organized to check the impact of ICT on children and youth, most especially the benefits and opportunities of the Internet to growth and development of their nation.
Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria in partnership with Pan African Institute for Entreprenurship & Community Development offers Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate courses in Urban and Crime Management, Entrepreneurship Development, Community Development, and ICT for Development at free or no cost to young people in Nigeria.
Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria believe that Africa has been hard hit with poverty and disease and this has had an immense effect on the quality of social, cultural and political lives of the people. This has made development to move at a very slow pace in the last decades. But the presence of ICT can carved out an alternative path to development. Notwithstanding the urgency and enthusiasm with using this new medium for social and economic change, the Internet has brought about negative as well as positive contributions to development in Africa.
Science, technology and innovation have become key factors contributing to economic growth in both advanced and developing economies. In the knowledge economy, information circulates at the international level through trade in goods and services, direct investment and technology flows, and the movement of people. Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been at the heart of economic changes for more than a decade. ICT sector plays an important role, notably by contributing to rapid technological progress and productivity growth.
Therefore, the Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria will use ICT to organize transnational networks in response to international competition and the increasing need for strategic interaction. Drive local and foreign educational investment to the rural communities, build children and youths and empower rural women and young farmers to ease the problem of food security
ICT accessibility and affordability has increased exponentially. As a result, opportunities for utilizing ICT solutions for e-services and for reaching all groups of society, including the poor, users in remote areas, and other disadvantaged groups, have transformed the landscape for development.
We will focus on using digital technology to deliver specific development goals. ICTs will be applied either in the direct sense, wherein their use directly benefits the disadvantaged population, or in an indirect sense, wherein the ICTs assist aid organizations or non-governmental organizations or governments or businesses in order to improve general socio-economic conditions.
We will use this tool to drive trade and investment among young farmers, rural women, use to develop distance and virtual learning for children and young people in disadvantage community. We will also explore this tool to aid our work in environment management and policy development for stakeholders in the local and national levels.