LEAP Africa in partnership with Union Bank will award 40 Nigerians, between the ages of 18 – 35 years for their creativity and innovation demonstrated for their social initiatives and impact at the 2017 Social Innovators Programme and Awards! #LEAPSIPA2017 on November 9, 2017.
An annual event since 2013, #LEAPSIPA2017, aims to celebrate social innovators whose ideas and initiatives offer effective solutions to challenges in local communities across Nigeria.
The theme for the awards ceremony is – ‘E.G.O,’ which is centered on redefining the purpose of money; provide a basis for transforming our view of money from an end to itself to a means for improving the Nigerian economy and making it a better place.
Speakers include: Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder of LEAP Africa, Co-Founder of AACE Foods Processing & Distribution; Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy; and Okechukwu Ofili, a blogger and author.
As a side-event, there will also be a two-day workshop designed to offer business skills and tools required for growth and sustainability. Training topics such as financial planning & management, innovation & marketing, systems & structures will be discussed. Click here to register.
LEAP Africa’s annual fellowship programme empowers young change makers to expand social ideas into scalable social enterprises. At the Awards the 2016/2017 class will graduate while a new class will be inducted into the Fellowship programme.
Date: November 9, 2017
Venue: Enugu, Nigeria
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