Press Release: Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) Hosts 3rd Annual Social Change Summit


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Friday, 9th of June, 2017, Following successful previous editions, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), Nigeria’s premier social innovation centre together with Omidyar Network and Union Bank is proud to announce the 3rd Social Change Summit in June 2017.

This year’s Social Change Summit themed ‘How might we connect more Africans to more opportunities to move up the socio-economic ladder?’ promises to engage and inspire attendees but more importantly seeks to understand how Africans can access opportunities that help them move up the social ladder to a higher socio-economic class. The sessions will include 3 main tracks namely; Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship.

The summit will have in attendance stakeholders drawn from government, business, civil societies, donors, academia, and organizations. At the summit, participants will engage in discussions that facilitate the understanding of the opportunities which enable social mobility.

Keynote at this year’s summit will be delivered by Mr. Stephen King (Partner, Omidyar Network), Ali Baba Akpobome, Stand-up Comedian.  The convergence will also include constructive panel sessions between some of Africa’s key stakeholders, who are interested in engaging in discussions that facilitate the understanding of the opportunities which enable social mobility. The Summit is in line with CcHUB’s mission to accelerate the application of social capital and innovation to make Nigeria a better society. To sign up as a media partner, for questions or clarifications, please contact us at info@cchubnigeria.com or call + (01) 2950555

Event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 22nd June, 2017

Location: The Marquee at Federal Palace, Hotel 6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

For details of the agenda and speakers/panelists, please visit http://cchubnigeria.com/summit/

To participate in the summit, members of the public are encouraged to pick a ticket at www.cchubnigeria.com/summit to join the conversation on “How might we connect more Africans to more opportunities to move up the socio-economic ladder?”. Participation is FREE but participants MUST register.

About CcHUB

CcHUB is a social innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity. The technology hub is the first in Nigeria to serve as an Open Living Lab in which user-driven innovation is fully integrated in the co-creative process of new services, products and societal infrastructures.

CcHUB’s methodology is hinged on engaging a community of progressive stakeholders (end-users, subject matter experts, government agencies, businesses, academics, civil societies etc.) who bring their creativity and knowledge to play in co-creating solutions to social challenges faced by the average Nigerian through our open living labs. The resulting innovations are then supported to become sustainable market solutions by providing proactive business support, advice, mentorship and funding through our pre-incubation & research unit. For more information, visit www.cchubnigeria.com

About Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. Omidyar Network has committed more than $947 million to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple initiatives, including Consumer Internet & Mobile, Education, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights. To learn more, visit www.omidyar.com

About Union Bank

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (“UBN” or “the Bank”) was established in 1917 and is one o f Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions, offering a portfolio of banking services to individuals, SMEs, commercial and corporate clients. To learn more, visit unionbankng.com