Milestones towards Greatness

Welcome to YouthRISE's Annual Report! In 2023, we empowered young minds to create positive change. Through impactful initiatives, we tackled pressing issues, fostering education, health, and equality. With your support, we'll continue uplifting youth globally. Explore our achievements, challenges, and future endeavors in this comprehensive overview. Together, we rise.

Year in Review 2016 - 2023


Building on the innumerable successes recorded by Youth Initiative for Drug Research Information Support and Education in Nigeria (YouthRISE Nigeria), in 2018, the organization focused on enhancing its activities and efforts to lead drug policy reform advocacy in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.


Our 2019 journey focused on consolidating existing projects while exploring opportunities to expand services for maximum impact. YouthRISE Nigeria through relevant multi-sectoral partnerships contributed to situating national drug control response as a development agenda in contrast to using the criminal justice approach only.


Despite the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic early in the year, YouthRISE Nigeria strengthened its engagement and relationship with local and international stakeholders and more importantly, ensured that young and vulnerable populations are reached with adequate information, and quality services while mitigating the impact of COVID-19.


In the year 2021, YouthRISE Nigeria focused on resource mobilization, consolidating our institutional programs, and the Needle & Syringe Program (NSP) pilot in Nigeria. We Leveraged a strategic partnership to achieve an evidence-based drug policy in Nigeria.


The year 2022 was a hallmark year for YouthRISE Nigeria, as we marked a decade of impact in bridging gaps and creating sustainable approaches for effective Drug Control, Human Rights, and the Development of young people.