The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) with support from UNICEF and in partnership with Population Council are seeking low cost innovative ideas, scalable and sustainable solutions which will enable meaningful participation of adolescents and young people in the HIV response in Nigeria. We would like to see innovative ways to improve and deliver accurate information about HIV, strengthening referrals for HIV testing services, condom messaging and distribution, retention in care and support. The winning entry is expected to ensure AYP participation and meaningful engagement in the HIV response at the National, State and Local government levels.

Challenge statement

Using adolescent participation approaches, identify and develop replicable, sustainable, low-cost innovations which can deliver comprehensive HIV knowledge and strengthen referrals for HIV testing, treatment and care at scale to contribute to the achievement of the 90-90-90 goals in Nigeria.

We are looking for:

  • Innovative, sustainable, low-cost and well-thought-out measurable strategies to reach 200,000 adolescents and young people with comprehensive HIV knowledge within 6 months.
  • Innovative and sustainable ways to engage 100,000 adolescents and young people to participate in the HIV response at the Federal, State and Local Government level
  • Innovative, sustainable, measurable referral and linkage strategies to ensure 3,000 adolescents and young people receive HIV tests, know their results, and are enrolled in treatment care and support.


3 million naira for up to 3 awards. Funds must go towards implementing your innovative idea and will be disbursed on agreed milestones.

Winners will also receive technical support on, use of data and evidence, project design, implementation, financial management, monitoring and evaluation.


Proposals must be developed and submitted by a youth-led organization, group of young persons aged 15-27, supported by a mentor. For example, a teacher, board member, community leader, alumni. Participants under the age of 18 will require parental consent.


Please contact enquiries@ayphivchallenge2018.com for more information.