Application Deadline:22nd August, 2020

Over the past six (6) years, LEAP Africa has partnered with Union Bank Nigeria, other corporate sponsors and development champions, to enable these young change makers to transition their social change ideas into scalable social enterprises. Through a careful selection process, 20 highly motivated and young Nigerian social innovators are chosen across a pool of applicants, to participate in activities outlined for the fellowship year. This year, the fellowship will open up to receive applications from English speaking West African countries.

Fellows are empowered through a series of training sessions (physical and online), mentorship, access to local & international funding and partnership opportunities, and importantly the opportunity to be a part of a global network of social change agents. These activities culminate into an award ceremony where outstanding Fellows are rewarded with seed grants and showcased. The initiatives of Fellows cover various aspects of the society, such as Agriculture, Youth Empowerment, Education, Science & Technology, Health, Law, Human Rights, among others.

Selection Criteria

  • Level of creativity/innovation applied and their entrepreneurial approach towards social change.
  • Experience mobilizing people and resources to achieve set goals.
  • Applicants must give compelling reasons why they would like to participate in the fellowship programme and also show a strong desire to increase the impact of their change initiative.
  • Demonstrate a passion for social change and active participation in community building
  • Willingness to implement appropriate systems and structures to sustain the innovation developed

All applicants must fill the application form and

submit via the link provided below on or before 12pm

Application Deadline: 22nd August, 2020

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the LEAP Africa’s Social Innovators Programme and Awards (SIPA) 2020

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