• Date
    18th of October 2018
  • Location
    Glitz Event Centre
  • Tickets
  • Speakers
    4 Speakers
Oct 2018
2018 SIPA
Equipping African Youth for Social Transformation
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The Social Innovators Programme & Awards (SIPA) is a gathering of young people, and tri-sector professionals to accelerate involvement for social entrepreneurs leading non-profit, for profit and social enterprises.

Leveraging on the vibrant youth capacity and the ever-growing youth population in Africa for social good.

Young people are known to be in the forefront of innovation, empowering them with requisite skills and effective tools will directly affect the collective future of Africa and the world

Providing informed professional support for social entrepreneurs for sustainability and scaling.


Patrick Awuah Jr. is the Founder and President of Ashesi University, a private, not-for-profit institution that has quickly gained a reputation as one of Ghana’s finest institutions of higher learning. Patrick was named one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune Magazine in 2015 and has twice been recognized by a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of Ghanaian CEOs as one of the ten most respected CEOs in Ghana.

In November 2017, Patrick was named the 2017 World Innovation Summit in Education (WISE) Prize for Education Laureate by the Qatar Foundation, a recognition given to a distinguished group of individuals who share a passion for empowerment through education.

Patrick Auwah is a distinguished and highly accomplished educator.

Meet Our Panelist

These are the professionals that will be speaking on different topics which include: The Role of Innovation in social change, Social Enterprise Sustainability, Measuring Social Impact, Leveraging on your influence to drive social change, Identifying various pathways to social change

Olufunbi Falayi
Partner, Passion Incubator
    Folawe Omikunle
    CEO, Teach for Nigeria
      Akintunde Oyebode
      Executive secretary, LSETF
        Nkem Okocha
        Founder, Mamamoni
          Rufai Oseni
          Author, Entrepreneur & OAP
            • SIPA Agenda
              Day 1
            Welcome Address

            Opening Remark

            Keynote Address: Patrick Awuah (Founder, Ashesi University)

            Panel: Akintunde Oyebode, Folawe Omikunle, Olufunbi Falayi , Nkem Okocha

            Question and Answer Session

            Entertainer: Femi Leye

            Panel II
            2nd Panel Session

            Exploring creative pathway to social innovation.

            Question and Answer Session

            Idea Fest Finale

            The Idea Fest starts as a pre Award activity to create an online buzz in preparation for the event

            Meet the 2017/2018 Graduating Class

            Meet the 2018 Outstanding Social Innovators

            The Pamela Hartigan Prize for Social Innovation

            Induction of the 2018/2019 SIP Fellows

            Vote of Thanks

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            • Aisha Yusuf

              The last SIPA event in Enugu was breath taking. The speakers were and impactful and inspirational and I left the event a better person who was better informed on entrepreneurship. Now, I have created my own niche in hospitality and I have started my own journey. Thanks LEAP Africa. Thanks to the SIPA team for an inspiring experience.

            • Eberechukwu Stephanie Okoye

              I have been to alot of leadership training in the last 3 years on my journey for self discovery and leadership, truth be told it has been nothing but a few encouragement. SIPA is a whole package, it shows you what to expect when you are about to embark on the entrepreneurship journey and what you get when you do that which is expected.


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