500 for high impact summit Nov 26
No fewer than 500 practitioners across impact areas like agriculture, education, healthcare; media, arts, economic empowerment and financial inclusion are expected at a high-impact summit for Nigeria’s development sector in Lagos.
The development dialogue themed: “Spurring Africa’s Development by Social Innovation and Leadership,” is scheduled for November 26, 2015 in Lagos and will focus on social innovation and leadership in Africa.
Expressing enthusiasm about the event, the Executive Director of Ideation Hub Africa, the host, Debola Deji-Kurunmi, said: “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.”
Country Director for African Development Bank (AFDB) in Nigeria, Dr. Ousman Dore, who will be representing the President, AFDB, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, will deliver the keynote speech on ‘Spurring Africa’s Development by Social Innovation and Leadership.’
In two short seminars, the event will host 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.”