The November 2015 edition of development dialogue organized by ideation Hub Africa is set to hold on Thursday, 26th November 2015 at Commerce House 1, Idowu Taylor, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The organisation also offer 15 scholarships sponsored by the First Bank of Nigeria to social entrepreneurs and NGO owners to join the dialogue with the theme; ‘Social Innovation and Leadership in Africa’.
The criteria to receive scholarship include that a delegate must be running a social enterprise or NGO within Africa for at least 3 years, he or she must be available for the dialogue and willing to share experiences as ambassadors.
Qualified persons are advised to send an e-mail stating full name, organisation’s name and profile, position held and titled ; ‘First Bank scholarship’ to the Ideation Hub on or before 12 noon, 25th November 2015.
According to the organisers, the dialogue will host over 500 practitioners across impact areas including agriculture, education, healthcare, media and arts, economic empowerment and financial inclusion, housing, environment, gender advocacy amongst others.
Host of the event, Debola Deji-Kurunmi, Executive Director of Ideation Hub Africa expressed enthusiasm saying “We believe that Nigeria’s development space is an enormous one, and this Summit provides a desperately needed platform to explore the narratives around Africa’s prosperity through the third sector.”
The event will host Dr. Ousman Dore, Country Director for African Development Bank in Nigeria who will deliver the Keynote Speech on Spurring Africa’s Development by Social Innovation and Leadership, Ndidi Nwuneli (Founder, LEAP Africa/ Co-founder, AACE Foods) on “How Social Innovation Emerges and Thrives” and Mr. Akin Fatunke (Manager, Public and Government Relations, Exxon Mobil) on The Critical Role of Corporate Social Investment for Africa’s Development”.
Development leaders will also join the Panel Sessions on “Toolkit for Social Innovation” and “Cross Sectoral Collaboration for Development”.
Outcome of the Dialogue will be curated into a Post-Dialogue Review showcasing thoughts, trends, perspectives and recommendations for development actors and institutions.