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How might we connect more Africans to opportunities to move up the socio-economic ladder?

Thursday
June 22nd, 2017
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Join the conversation about opportunities for social mobility in Africa

This year’s Social change Summit seeks to understand how we might expose and connect more people in Africa to opportunities that help them move up the social ladder to a higher socio-economic class. We plan to explore how to expand opportunities around education, employment and entrepreneurship.

The Summit is a convergence of stakeholders drawn from government, business, civil societies, donors, academia and international organisations. At the summit, participants will engage in discussions that facilitate the understanding of the opportunities which enable social mobility.

Our Speaker Lineup

Stephen King

Omidyar Network

Ali Baba Akpobome

Stand-up Comedian

‘Bosun Tijani

CEO, Co-Creation Hub

Ory Okolloh

Director Investments, Omidyar Network

Bunmi Lawson

MD, Accion Microfinance Bank

Desiree Craig

Practice Lead (Education), Co-Creation Hub

Folasade Adefisayo

Board Member, Teach for Nigeria

Tobi Odunowo

Head Organisation Design & Performance Management, Total Nigeria

Mo Adefeso-Olateju

TEP Centre

Fela Bank Olemoh

SA to Lagos State Governor on Education

Folake Okunubi

Michael Ibonye

Director Strategy (Innovation and Business Intelligence), WAVE Academy

Bunmi Otegbade

MD, Generation Enterprise

Folorunsho Orimoloye

Head of Alternative Channels, Union Bank of Nigeria

Boye Oshinaga

VP of Business Partnerships, Edutech

Babajide Duroshola

Community Manager (Technical Talents), Andela

Femi Iromini

Country Director, Lead 360

Schedule for the day

Morning Sessions
8.30am – 9.30am

Guest Arrival & Registration

9.30am – 9.45am

Welcome Remarks

10:15am – 10:45am
Keynote

Expanding Opportunities: Creating multiple options for young Nigerians irrespective of their backgrounds

Ali Baba Akpobome
9.45am – 10:15am
Fireside

Investing in Opportunities: How Omidyar Network views social mobility and how it invests to advance it

Stephen King
10:45am – 11:00am

Tea Break

Afternoon Sessions
11:00am – 12:45pm
Panel Discussion

Educating 21st century citizens: Moving beyond our 20th century education paradigm

Desiree Craig
Folasade Adefisayo
Mo Adefeso-Olateju
Fela Bank Olemoh
12:45pm – 1:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm – 3:15pm
Panel Discussion

The future of work: preparing African job-seekers for an increasingly uncertain future

Ory Okolloh
Seni Sulyman
Tobi Odunowo
Folake Okunubi
Michael Ibonye
3:15pm – 4:45pm
Panel Discussion

Towards a more robust approach to supporting Africa’s army of microenterprises to grow & become sustainable

Bunmi Lawson
Bunmi Otegbade
Folorunsho Orimoloye
4:45pm - 5.00pm

Closing Remarks & Vote of Thanks

We invite you to join the conversation