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The Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC) have set aside July 30 of every year as “Goal 16 Day” to take action on Sustainable Development Goal 16 to kick against corruption in all its forms, including forgery, injustice and bribery.


The 2018 Goal 16 Action Day will generate public awareness and respective actions against certificate forgery, election malpractices (see and buy votes), tribalism, nepotism, unjust killings, bad leadership, diversification of developmental funds, non-accountability and transparency, undelivered mandates and abuse of offices.





The aim of the Goal 16 Day is to promote #UnitedAgainstCorruption for development, peace, democracy, and security by collaborating with government, private sectors, civil society and youth organisations to jointly tackle the crime that has resulted in poverty, massive youth unemployment , underdevelopment and low economic growth in Nigeria.


The highlight of the day include the release of CYIAC Corruption Busters (CCB) Animation Movie Series Four (4) titled ”The Day Morning Never Came” which was shown in a private screening at U.S Consulate Lagos on Tuesday, May 8 2018. The CCB 4 narrates how a little boy creatively unmask the faceless giants that looted the community treasury for so many years.


The first 3 series (”Hands on Canvass”, “Corruption, The Musical” and “Reclamation”) was launched on December 9, 2017 to mark United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day.


According to the Project Director of CYIAC, Foluke Michael , the CYIAC campaign focuses on corruption; which is the biggest impediments to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CYIAC provides youth with capabilities they require to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihoods, contribute to peace, justice and strong institutions. This enable them to take bold steps in creating the corrupt-free future they desire through creative thinking and innovation.


She further stated that CYIAC emerged as United Nations SDG Award Winner in Innovator category at the first-ever United Nations SDG Action Awards in recognition of the most outstanding efforts to inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development organized by UN SDG Action Campaign was held in Bonn, Germany in March 2018.
Lagos, Nigeria (May 8, 2018)

The Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption Corruption Busters Series Four (4) titled ”The Day Morning Never Came” was shown in a private screening at U.S Consulate Lagos along with CYIAC documentary and CCB series on Tuesday, May 8 2018.

The team of CYIAC was received by Mr. Benjamin J. Williams - Political and Economic Officer along with the Consulate Staffs.

"We are pretty excited to collaborate and move this great vision forward" said Foluke Michael, Project Director of the CYIAC.

We appreciate the US Consul General- Mr. F. John Bray and his team for this great honour.

CYIAC is officially welcome to United State of America.

Photo Credit : Daniel Folley

The Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption will release the Corruption Busters series Four (4) titled”The Day Morning Never Came” on Tuesday May 8, 2018. The movie will be shown in a private screening at the U.S. Consulate Lagos before its official release to the public.

The Day Morning Never came narrates how a little boy creatively unmask the faceless giants that looted the community treasury for so many years.

The anti-corruption awareness campaign tagged “CYIAC Corruption Busters (CCB)” Animated Movie Series target general public with a view to draw the attention of general public to corrupt practices associated with their everyday life and its unimaginable negative impact on individuals and society. The first three series - Hand on Canvass, Reclamation and Corruption The Musical were released during the launch of CCB campaign on December 9, 2017 to mark International Anti-Corruption Day.

The campaign focuses on corruption and its effects on democracy, social development, education, health, justice and economic growth.

“CYIAC strategy is to promote creativity, develop talents and build confidence in children and youth through the promotion of quality education, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The CYIAC initiatives are channelled towards sustainable corruption prevention, with clear goals; working towards achieving SDGs in 2030 “said Foluke Michael, Project Director of the Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption.

The campaign was based on raw ideas from young people to promote culture of integrity. The project provides participants with capabilities they require to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihoods, contribute to peace, justice and strong institutions and take bold steps in creating the future desire.

CYIAC emerged as United Nations SDG Award Winner in Innovator category at the first-ever United Nations SDG Action Awards in recognition of the most outstanding efforts to inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development was held in Bonn, Germany in March 2018, The Festival was organised by UN SDG Action Campaign.

April 25, 2018.

Excellent meeting with Mr. Ghislain Noumbessy, the CEO Robert BOSCH Region, West Africa, we are so excited to be part of the BOSCH family; we look forward to raising great entrepreneurs and business leaders that will learn from the company experiences and become great innovators and inventors through their respective creativities. Private sector engagement will drive the success of #SDGs and ultimately fulfil United Nations Agenda 2030.

We thank the BOSCH Nigeria for their readiness to help us achieve our goal of raising young leaders though education and creative development, innovation and entrepreneurship in children, youth and women.

We are Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption, we emerged as UN SDG Award Winner in Innovator Category in Bonn, Germany on March 21, 2018.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of Mobility Solutions, Energy and Building Technology, Industrial Technology, and Consumer Goods.


Picture From left to right: Mr. Ghislain Noumbessy - CEO - Robert BOSCH Region, West Africa; Foluke Michael - Project Director of CYIAC; Bosch Official; Ayodeji Oluwadare – Creative Director of CYIAC

April 19, 2018 - Abuja, F.C.T. Nigeria.

Ms Elisabeth Bayer- Country Director of UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime received our team at their headquarter office in Abuja on Thursday, April 19. 2018.

We are particularly grateful for their collaboration in pursuit of #Goal16 towards the advancement of United Nations Agenda 2030.

We are developing formidable partnership to achieve our goal #Goal17 whilst moving forward to achieve greater feat through the promotion of #SDGs.

Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption emerged at UN SDG Award Winner -Innovator in Bonn, Germany on March 21, 2018.

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.

From left to right: Ms Elisabeth Bayer - Country Director of UNODC; Foluke Michael - Project Director of CYIAC; Ayodeji Oluwadare - Creative Director of CYIAC


From left to right: Daniel Folorunso-Digital Media Director of CYIACAbigail Samson - - Executive Assistant to Representative of UNODC; Foluke Michael - Project Director of CYIAC; Princess A. Chifiero; - National Project Officer, Coordination and Partnership Ayodeji Oluwadare - Creative Director of CYIAC

We thank the Vice President of Nigeria – Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for receiving us at the State House, Aso Rock Villa. He congratulated our team for winning the United Nations UN SDG Action Campaign Award –Innovator.

Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI)'s sustainable initiatives are tailored to develop, impact and empower young people to become economically productive, contribute to peace, justice and social development, whilst creating sustainable future through creativity thinking and innovation.

The VP's positive response has further ignited new energy in us to pursue our dream of corrupt free Nigeria.

We also appreciate the team that was constituted to run with our vision; fantastic individuals with passion.


From left to Right - Daniel Folorunsho - Digital Media Director at CYIAC; Ayodeji Oluwadare - Creative Director @CYIAC; Foluke Michael - CYIAC Project Director; Prof. Yemi Osinbajo- Vice President of Nigeria; Aisha - EFCC Official; Samin Ammadin - EFCC Official



From left to Right - Prof. Yemi Osinbajo- Vice President of Nigeria; Ayodeji Oluwadare - CYIAC Creative Director;


From left to Right - Prof. Yemi Osinbajo- Vice President of Nigeria; Foluke Michael - CYIAC Project Director;

April 18, 2018, Lagos, Nigeria

Big thank you to German Consul General,Lagos -Mr. Ingo Herbert for the welcome reception at his residence in Lagos. German Missions in Nigeria supported our creative project from the very beginning.

Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption won the United Nations UN SDG Action Campaign Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development Innovator Award in Bonn,Germany.

Photo Credit: Daniel Folley

From Left to Right - Mr. Jahman Anikulapo - Cultural Advocate; Sharon Okoye - CYIAC Relationship Manager, Stanbic IBTC Bank; Andre - Officer at Consulate General of Federal Republic of Germany Foluke Michael - Founder/Project Director of CYIAC; Mr. Ingo Herbert - German Consul General,Lagos; Ms Alexandra Herr - Secretary to German Consul General,Lagos Kolade Oluwadare - CYIAC Programme Coordinator; Omotunde Idris Kasali - Programm Officer, Consulate General of Federal Republic of Germany, Lagos; Olateju Oluwadare - CYIAC Volunteer; Ayodeji Oluwadare - CYIAC Creative Director




















Lagos, Nigeria (April 4, 2018)

This global achievement is worthy of celebration, (if Others Won't, We Shall!)-Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate.

The Consulate General, Federal Republic of Germany is proud to be associated with Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption ,It's a great honour to be mentioned by Foluke Michael International during her acceptance speech, we will continue to support and look forward to hosting the team - Mr. Ingo Herbert, Consul General.

The US Consulate is open to Foluke Michael International and team, It's honour to be at the Welcome Salute, Congratulations - Mr. F. John Bray -Consul General.

We at Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are delighted to support CYIAC. The UN SDG Action Campaign Award is a great boost for our anti-corruption campaign - . Mr. Saminu Osemwingie Osasu Amaddin - HEAD ENLIGHTENMENT AND REORIENTATION, EFCC.

Big Congratulation to the winning team, Sahara Reporters will be looking forward to working with CYIAC to move the initiative forward - Mr. Sowore Omoyele -Publisher

You can count on us for media support, congratulations for this global achievement - Mr. Kunle Ajibade, Executive Editor of TheNEWS and P.M.NEWS

Photo Credit : Daniel Folley



Multiple voices and solidarity as the success ingredients for global action: this was the main takeaway from the last day of the Global Festival Action for Sustainable Development. More than 1,500 participants from more than 100 countries convened at the Festival, hosted by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign.

After making new connections, exchanging innovative solutions and dancing to the sound of SDG-inspired beatboxing, our Festival-goers are now taking it all home, committed to keep acting for sustainable development!

Gathered at the closing ceremony, the amazing UN SDG Action Awards winners gave their main takeaways from the Festival. "I’m going to learn from these seven other people to create a movement and change the world", said Foluke Michael, founder of Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption in Nigeria.

"Never give up. Everyone wants to help their family, their community, their country. We need to bring out that desire of everyone and transform it into action", summarized founder of Sri-Lankan initiative The Road to Rights, Ashan Perera.

More than 30,000 people watched the livestream from 158 countries and the Festival was a trending topic on Twitter in Germany. #SDGglobalFest trending across the world

(Bonn)
A Nigerian anti-corruption youth group, the Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC), has emerged the winner of the Innovative Category of the first UN SDG Action Awards.

At the awards ceremony in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Mr. Markus Hipp, the Director, BMW Foundation, presented the Innovative Category top award to Ms Foluke Michael, the Project Director of CYIAC.

The UN SDG Action Campaign that led to the award demonstrated the extraordinary momentum towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in different parts of the world.

The Awards Ceremony was held in tandem with the second edition of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn, and honored initiatives in the categories of communicator, connector, includer, innovator, mobilizer, storyteller, and visualizer.

“These are ‘Action’ Awards because we need more than words: our winners dared to believe and act for change. They are perfect examples of the wonderful work that’s happening around the world led by thousands, if not millions, of people”, said Mitchell Toomey, Global Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign.

The winning initiatives include fighting corruption in Nigeria, mobilizing Belgians to implement the SDGs in their daily lives, empowering children through photography and digital skills in Bangladesh, promoting human rights education in Sri Lanka and much more.

Evidencing the multi-sectoral engagement to achieve the SDGs, the winners span over private and public sectors, as well as civil society and grassroots movements.

Over 700 nominations from 125 countries in 7 continents were submitted. An expert judging panel evaluated the submissions against the degree to which actions were deemed to be transformative, inclusive and impactful.

In addition, an open vote was held on the website of the UN SDG Action Campaign, where visitors could rate their favourite among the 38 finalists to win the People’s Choice Award.

“Great solutions for the world’s challenges can come from anywhere. We hope everyone is inspired by these stories and consider submitting their nominations for future Awards. These are the first winners of a community that will continue to grow,” said Toomey.

Below is the winning video and pictures of the CYIAC:

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