Introducing Agender35 Citizens Fund
Following the official launch of the Agender35 Campaign in February 2021, We have launched our official public crowdfund which seeks to raise up to $5 million by December 2022. Agender35 Citizens Fund is a contribution to the larger goal of mobilizing a total of up to $10 million for the Agender35 campaign ahead of the 2023 elections.
This crowdfund was inspired by the role the Office of the Citizens played through crowdfunding and resource mobilization during the ENDSARS protests, as well as the role this demography has played in sustaining most of the powerful movements in the world.
I am delighted with the rising social consciousness amongst Nigerians especially increased understanding that the highest stakeholders crucial to sustainable democracy are the people, and a nation that does not prioritize equity in decision making, especially at the political governance level, is setting itself up for failure. – Ibijoke Faborode (Founder and CEO, ElectHER)
Funds generated through this campaign will be mobilized to provide various levels of support at both pre-primaries and candidacy stages for the selected women, including:
- The purchase of Expression of Interest form, Nomination form and other statutory expenses
- Strategy and Consultation
- Wider resource mobilization
- Logistics and Transport
- Campaign team structure
- Critical stakeholder engagement
- Domestic and other need based support
- Branding, Communication and Visibility
Later this week, we will be publishing Call for Volunteers interested in supporting these candidates. Members of our advisory council; a group of outstanding individuals will also offer advisory support, and most importantly, ensure accountability at the highest level through the entire campaign.
Elections in Nigeria are capital intensive. If we are serious about achieving better outcomes in 2023, we must empower female candidates financially. We are therefore counting on Nigerians and the Nigerian diaspora to make the right decision and contribute towards nation-building.
AGENDER35 is a non-partisan comprehensive campaign by ElectHER, with a three-point agenda, to mobilize critical human, social, technological and financial resources to directly support up to 35 competent female aspirants/candidates.