Attend Veterinary Student Mentorship Program today.

Veterinary students and professionals are invited to a veterinary student mentorship program which holds today.

The program tagged “Veterinary Leaders of tomorrow” will take place today at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja, by 10am prompt. The aim of the program is to provide core mentorship and career development support to veterinary students in Nigeria. This event is set to be the first of many to come and will be held periodically, expanding to other veterinary schools and students in Nigeria.

If you are in Abuja or its environs, you are welcome to attend and support the program (either as a veterinary professional or student).

For more inquiries, please call Dr Yusuf Alimi on 08132077325.

World Veterinary Day Award 2016

Apply for the World Veterinary Day Award 2016

Deadline: 10th May, 2016

To celebrate the World Veterinary Day (WVD) that will take place globally on 30 April 2016, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are organizing the World Veterinary Day Award 2016 to reward the most successful contribution by the veterinary profession on the selected theme for 2016: Continuing Education with a One Health focus. The competition is open to all WVA member associations, alone, or in cooperation with any other selected body. The winner association of the 2016 Award will be presented at the Opening Ceremony of the OIE 84th General Session to be held in Paris, France on 22nd May 2016.

Veterinarians play a crucial role in protecting global health. In all areas of the profession, they have opportunities and responsibilities to improve the health and welfare of animals, and therefore, to improve the health of humans.

In the current era of globalisation, the emergence or re-emergence of unexpected sanitary events is accelerating. It is estimated that five new emerging infectious human diseases appear each year, of which three are zoonotic. The recent Ebola epidemic as well as the too numerous human deaths caused each year by rabies, dreadfully remind us of the strong links existing between the health of people, animals and environment and consequently the need for multi-sectoral approaches illustrated through the ‘One Health’ concept.

All countries depend on the performance of their national Veterinary Services, in their public and private components, not only to successfully control these diseases, but also to tackle food safety issues and to effectively prevent and control any biological disasters. Therefore, veterinarians should be well trained to preserve animal health and welfare, as well as to tackle public health issues.

The organisers will select the winners according to the quality of their project and activities, their ability to raise awareness on the topic, through communications materials and media coverage in their country, as well as their capacity to demonstrate a concrete implementation of the ‘One health’ approach

For the first time this year, entrants have the possibility to present activities that took place before World Veterinary Day 2016, that are still on-going, or that are planned to take place in the future.


All fields in the application form (attached to this document) shall be properly filled out and emailed at no later than 10 May 2016.

To apply for this award and for more information about the event, visit World Veterinary Day Award 2016

Budding Entrepreneurs Programme 2016 – Nigeria


Budding Entrepreneurs Programme 2016- Nigeria

Deadline: March 20, 2016

The YBLN Budding Entrepreneurs Programme is a carefully designed 6-week residential entrepreneurship that trains young people in specific business skills, young individuals with viable business ideas or existing businesses from diverse socio-economic backgrounds will be selected. This programme is  aimed at creating a platform to empower young business minded adults to start their own businesses or further develop or expand an existing business. With the development and success of these businesses, the hope is to have a domino effect of helping other unemployed youths by each business employing at least a minimum of five (5) before December 2017. The YBLN Budding Entrepreneurs Program would take place over a 6-week period commencing from 3rd  September – 16 October 2016. The program will feature academic and personal development content. Subsequently, continuous capacity building, free business advisory support, mentorship and networking opportunities would be offered to participants. Key Features include Site visits, Community service, Leadership training, Team work

1. Participants should be aged from 18-35
2. The program is open to both male and female participants, as each sex will make up 50% of the final candidates.
3. Applications from candidates across Nigeria will be accepted but preference will be given to
candidates from parts of the country worst affected by the unemployment epidemic in Nigeria.
4. Basic education will be a pre-requisite but no academic qualification is required in order for individuals to apply for the program. Applicants will be judged more on the strength and viability of their business.
5. Applicants from all socio-economic classes will be accepted. There would be no discriminations based on socio-economic class or other.
6. Candidates must possess the following key qualities: A track record of personal
achievements and evidence of work done within a community.
7. Submission of a viable existing or proposed business plan or idea
8. Candidate must exude passion and display initiative.

How to Apply
To apply, click here. You will need to create an account using a valid e-mail address.