Youth RISE Nigeria is an initiative with a mission to promote evidence based drug policy and interventions with the meaningful involvement of young people and most affected communities.

Strategic Focus

Drug Policy Reform

Drug Policy Reform

Nigeria the most populous African nation is witnessing a surge in availability and consumption of illicit drugs.

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

Today drugs are easily accessible on the streets that the required resources, information, support, and education needed to keep young people from harm.

HIV; Sexual & Reproductive Health

HIV; Sexual & Reproductive Health

Globally young people are disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic.



Generating evidence is very important in policy advocacy and programming.

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Currently at the public hearing by the Senate C'ttee on Health, on the proposed Mental Health Bill & NHIS Bill. Its imperative that substance use is considered within the Health Insurance Scheme to scale up provision & accessibility to health services for persons who use drugs.

Join us in today's tweet chat by 2PM (WAT) where Oluwaferanmi Adeyemo, a #mentalhealth first-aider and lay Counselor, and Founder of @Wecareng will be discussing "Sociopolitical interactions of mental health in Nigeria”

Currently at the workshop for CSO network on @UNODC's #E4J, discussing education as a tool for promoting the culture of lawfulness among young people. Definitely an evidence based initiative focused on helping young people build life skills instead of scare tactics @UNODC_Nigeria


Excited to share study ⁦@LarochelleMarc⁩ ⁦@darshaksanghavi⁩, others & I did comparing effectiveness of different #opioid use disorder treatments. Bottom line- only methadone or buprenoprhine associated w/ reduced #overdose at 3 and 12 months

Are you young, creative, seeking to engage your skills in advocacy and promoting community development? Then this is your opportunity to join our team.

Send CV & cover letter to :

Deadline: 8th February, 2020

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YouthRISE... Towards effective drug control in Nigeria