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What's Solution17?

What's Solution17?

Solution17 for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a model developed by Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) to proffer solutions to the world's most pressing problems through the application of the 17 SDGs.
About CYCDI

About CYCDI

Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) a UN SDG Action award winner (Innovator Category) was incorporated to promote sustainable development goals towards the achievement of agenda 2030 through active education and creative development, innovation and entrepreneurship in children, youth and women.
UN SDG Action Award

UN SDG Action Award

Solution17-CYIAC won the 2018 United Nations SDG Action Award - Innovator Award, at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development organized by United Nations SDG Action Campaign in Bonn, Germany.
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We PARTNER Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment to create over 10,000 jobs in Lagos state.

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We partner COVENANT UNIVERSITY to Profer Solution to CLIMATE CRISIS


Solution17 for Climate Action in CU  (CACU) is exploring creative and innovative capacities of over 8000 students in Covenant University through proper understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, their immediate environment, the extreme climate change threat and the sustainable future; to present ideas and solutions towards shaping the future we want through the application of 17 SDGs.

We Create Platform for
Entrepreneurs


Solution17-IC2030 Innovation Hub is a platform to empower young people with knowledge, tools and skills to make, create and innovate solutions to frontally confront the challenge of Unemployment through creativity and innovativeness, becoming experts in their chosen field whilst advocating for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Our aim is to produce thousands of empowered entrepreneurs, generate employment, boost economic growth and reduce migration to other countries.
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We Create Platform for CHILDREN too!


Successful implementation of social, economic and environmental projects through educational and talent development in children and youth on the platform of the 'Vision of the Child' (VOTC) since 2012. The project has produced thousands of young leaders and innovators between the ages of 8 and 16 years  in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. 

One of the key elements of the VOTC is to hear the voices of the youth & children and equip them to lead change. 

The Initiative is under the supervision of Prof. Wole Soyinka, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature.
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We Stand for
CHILD's RIGHT


Solution17 for CRC @30 was supported by The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to provide a platform for children to contribute to the conversations on children’s rights, and to illustrate what it means to them through literary arts to mark the global 30th anniversary celebrations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC30).
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We Created CYIAC Corruption Busters to Promote CULTURE of INTEGRITY


Solution17 Anti-Corruption Initiative under the platform of Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC) was created with a mandate to kill corruption from the root through active engagement with children, youth and other stakeholders.

CYIAC Corruption Busters (CCB) was launched on December 9, 2017 to mark United Nations International Day Against Corruption with the release of four short animation movies at the Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

CYIAC Corruption Busters was added by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to Doha Declaration Education for Justice (E4J) Library of Resources for global dissemination.
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We Lead Global Awareness Campaign on
DRUG PREVENTION Amongst YOUTH and Vulnerable ADULTS


We are presently leading a global campaign to raise drug prevention awareness amongst youth and vulnerable adults through school awareness and creative programme. The project which is supported by the European Union and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime produced the sensitization campaign movie, “TRAPPED”.

In November 2018, the project outcome was adopted by European Union (EU) and under the framework of the project “Response to Drugs and Related Organised Crime in Nigeria” implemented by UNODC.

The SDGs based Educational book is currently been distributed in Nigeria through a special school programme.
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We Create Marketing Links through Integration of SDGs into Niger State Governments' Agenda


CYCDI is creating marketing links through integration of SDGs into some state governments' agenda to drive socio-economic development. The project has commenced in Niger State with Solution17 for Sustainable Niger State.

The goal of Solution17 for Sustainable Niger State is to strategically incorporate SDGs aspirational and global targets into the state planning processes, policies and strategies.

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