Last week, step by step information was given on Cluster formation as it also relate to SCOYAN.
Today, we shall look at how the structure is planned and ways it can develop.
Frankly, this is purposeful and a guide to make us further understand the serious business we are set to do in the Nation Building.
Yes, fund is essential but in SCOYAN we adore knowledge, connectivity and innovations. Fund would only consolidate.
Now, we said ” *Clustering is about the interaction of organizations of a similar type, healthy competition, networking and collaboration between them.* The similarity among organizations in SCOYAN is being youth led or youth focused, the healthy competition are kinds of projects or activities each organization does with IMPACTS, what can be best described as networking other than what we enjoy in SCOYAN and lastly, the collaborations, this is what we want to record more in 2018. This can only be done when we all consciously embrace it. More details in the coming series on *Cluster Partnership, Project Funding and Implementation*.
SCOYAN Youth Cluster is described as those organizations within each state networking with other youth organizations across the country.
Local- State-National Cluster
We have a structure of a 7 man ( male and female) in each state or local government level. This means at least 7 different organizations would have formed the cluster. E.g Doji Doji of National Youth Assembly of Nigeria is Chairman of SCOYAN youth cluster, Bauchi State, Zara Ishaya of Girls Empowerment Initiative is Secretary…… That way, networking has been established, sharing of ideas would be easier and collaboration would be at their door steps. It does not stop at that, the 7 man state working committee has a mandate to at least attract a youth organization in each of their local government. This portend a strong *STRUCTURE.*
Another unique opportunity is when a youth organization wants to partner with the national, for better and wider reach, just connect through the State to zonal and zonal to NTC. You will see the flow in the Organogram.
These opportunities can take steps further, each SCOYAN state chapter can champion state based projects while the number of states in geo political zones can champion Regional or zonal e.g North East championing relief plans for affected persons of BH.
When these zones (6) come together, they make National with a representative each in the National Technical Committee led by SCOYAN Youth Cluster President.
This above is simply what the SCOYAN Secretariat developed and set to implement.
A quick arithmetics on that means i.e 7organizations in a state working committee in 36 states and FCT is 259 youth cluster. Imagine if every state working committee now raise a youth organization per local government, that’s 774 youth organization in a cluster. 774+ 259= 1033.
That’s a vision. That’s what the Youth Cluster President leads under the Secretariat of SCOYAN and a 6 man BOT leadership. *Are you ready?* if you are, just send me a private message.
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
This is a selection or acceptance criteria for organizations to join a cluster in SCOYAN which includes basically Youth focused or Youth Led organization at levels such as:
1. The Secretariat ( this is solely on expertise, thematic area and registration with CAC ). Oversee the entire organization. Members are meant to be employed staff.
2. The National Technical Committee ( This is mainly the elected 6 officers from each geo political zones and 1 President.) They coordinate the Youth Cluster and implement the plans and policies of the organization as drawn by the Secretariat upon approval of the BOT.
2. The State/Local Cluster ( The Coordinating and member organization must be youth led and youth focused but can only second a youth to represent, State or CAC registration.
Therefore, the acceptance is by MOU between the Secretariat of SCOYAN and Affiliating organizations. All organizations shall come in through a Coordinating organization at the state level.
Members of state cluster are accepted by the Coordinating organization and two others in the State working committee and finally approved by the Secretariat.
Exclusion shall be at point of default of the MOU terms.
Line of Authority and TOR
SCOYAN has developed an organogram which clearly state the reporting lines and Terms of Reference to guide subsequent activities shall be in the MOU.
This call for immediate action of all and sundry ready to identify with SCOYAN from 2018.