Y. Z. Ya’u

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Y. Z. Ya’u, writer and activist, lectured in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Bayero University, Kano from 1984 until 2000 when he resigned to co-found CITAD, one of the few ICT-focus NGOs in the country, which has been working on youth entrepreneurship, peace building, popularization of ICT, ICT policy advocacy and ICT business development support services. In 2007, he directed the Annual Child Institute of the Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar Senegal on Youth and ICTs. He has published extensively in the areas of ICTs, mass media and youth studies and served on several IT policy committees at both state and national levels and has been a consultant on these areas to several organizations, governments and development partners. In the civil society, he has served on the board of many organizations Among the books he authored/edited are Gold and Graves: Zamfara Lead Poisoning and the Failure Of Regulatory Oversight (CISLAC-Oxfom Novib, Abuja, 2012), Years of Darkness: Academic Freedom in Nigeria, 1993-1998, (co-authored with F. Okoye, 1998), Nigeria: Navigating Secrecy in The Vetting and Selection of Peacekeepers (Asian Centre For Human Rights and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), 2014), Academic Staff Union of Universities under Attahiru Jega, (CSSRD, Lagos), 2004, Great Nigerian Students: Movement Politics and Radical Politics, (co-edited with B. Beckman), (CRD/PODSU, Stockholm, 2005), The Left and the Human Rights Struggle in Nigeria(CRD/PODSU, Kano, 2010), Organising for Democracy: Nigerian and Comparative Experiences (with Prof. B. Beckman), Stockholm University, Stockholm 2012, Social Media Campaign for Peace: Training Primer (2014), Civic Education: Strategies for Mobilizing Local Resources for NGOs and CBOs (2004, Enlisting Influential Voice for Peace Advocacy (CITAD, 2015), Spreading the Word, Creating Hope: A Book of Peace Messages (2015), Internet for Women: The Digital Marginalization of Women in Northern Nigeria (2016) and Understanding Community Resilience in the Context of Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria (2017)