LSE Programme for African Leadership (PFAL) Network







Building the Next Generation of African Leaders in the Public and Private Sectors

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Keynote Speakers
Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi
(Ọjájá II) CFR, His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife
Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu
CON , Honorable Minister of the FCT
Gary Bagley
Columbia University
Dapo Oyewole

About RAVW

Our mission is to inspire citizens, organisations and their government to promote sharing, investing and contribution of one's skills, time as well as resources which is required to strengthen individual and institutional capacities for the purpose of gaining social, cultural, political and economic inclusion and participation.

Royal Africa Volunteering Week is a period to rekindle the spirit and power of volunteerism across the African globe in every faucet of life. We believe volunteering is no respecter of age, geographic location, gender, educational background or financial status. Volunteerism is a unifying force that brings people together; break local and global barriers; establish trust and friendship, and open endless doors of opportunities to people. Royal African Volunteering Week challenge people to do volunteering activities both offline (face-to-face) or online as long as it impacts any African community.


Sun, 1st August

Application Opens

Thur, 12th August

Applications Closes

Mon 19th - 25th August

Volunteering Week

Mon 26th - 30th August

Who can Volunteer?

An individual or group of individuals, whether an African or not, as long as you can invest your time, skills, network, experience and energy to positively impact an individual or your community. We encourage the youth, adolescent and adult, whether unemployed, employed or retired to participate in this volunteering programme.

Why should I volunteer?

It has been said that success belongs to doers not mere knowers. RAVW is an opportunity for unemployed youth to do what he or she knows. It helps you to gain practical experience as well as build your resume as a volunteer.

For an employee or an employer, it is an opportunity to share their practical experience or invest back into society what they have learnt. Beyond this, it helps retirees health-wise as they engage in any activities they so desire.

Financial incentive might be available or not, but one sure gain for you is that you have contributed to the inclusive development of an individual, organisation or your community.

Where can I volunteer?

Volunteering can take place anywhere. It can be a physical activity (face to face) or online. However, we urge you to volunteer within the sector chosen by the Africa Volunteering Week. theme. In 2017, we are focusing on knowledge sharing. This could be a formal or informal education.

When can I Volunteer?

Africa Volunteering Week is expected to take place between August 12th-19th every year. During this week, you can choose a day (s) or the entire week to volunteer your skills.

How can I volunteer?

Will Royal African Volunteering Week Support me?

Yes, we will provide you with toolkits to guide you throughout this process. Upon your registration, we will share with you branding rules and regulations for you to sign up to our terms and conditions for our branding materials. After you do this, we will send you a toolkit which includes graphic designs of logo, flyers etc. which you can customize. We will also provide you with letters of introduction which makes it easy to partner with any organisation.

Nonetheless, we don’t provide any financial incentives for volunteers. At the end of the week, subject to you providing evidence of your volunteering work, we will send you a certificate of achievement for contributing to the success. Examples of such evidence include pictures, videos, publication links, storified pages etc.

Be a part of History

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Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch. Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch. Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch. Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.

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His Imperial Majesty, The OONI of Ife



Global Women and Youth Empowerment Strategy

LSE Programme for African Leadership (PFAL) Network In partnership with H.E. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu's Foundation, GLOWYES, the Royal African Foundation, Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative, British Council, and Ashoka Foundation.