CcHUB Hosts 2nd Annual Social Change Summit


Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) and Omidyar Network cordially invite you to attend the 2nd edition of our annual Social Change Summit taking place on the 23rd of June, 2016.

With the global drop in crude oil prices, the Nigerian economy is feeling severe strain at the moment. The realization of the need to move to an economy less dependent on fossil fuel exports seems to be dawning to all. As focus moves towards diversifying the economy, opportunity arises for investment in smart infrastructure that stimulate the economy and create catalytic change in the areas that most affect the wellbeing of the citizenry.

As the honeymoon ends for the new government, there is increasing realization that the task of radically improving life outcomes for Nigerians cannot be left to government alone. There is need for resources, talents and partnerships to be mobilised to drive transformational change across the different systems in Nigeria.

Following a successful 1st edition in 2015, Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), Nigeriaโ€™s premier social innovation centre in partnership with Omidyar Network is proud to host Nigeriaโ€™s 2nd Social Change Summit in June 2016. The Summit will converge stakeholders from government, business, civil societies, donors, academia and international organisations to explore concrete strategies to mobilize resources, creativity and partnerships to drive transformational change across the different systems that make Nigeria function as a good society.

Keynote at the yearโ€™s summit will be delivered Mrs. Ibukun Awosika (Chairman, First Bank Nigeria), Mr. Stephen King (Partner, Omidyar Network), Mrs. Ory Okolloh (Director of Investments, Omidyar Network) and Mr. โ€˜Bosun Tijani (CEO, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria).

The Summit is in line with CcHUBโ€™s mission to accelerate the application of social capital and innovation to make Nigeria a better society.

Event details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 23rd June, 2016
Venue: 6th Floor, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba
Time: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
For details of the agenda and speakers/panelists, please visit www.cchubnigeria.com/summit

At the Summit, Omidyar Network will be unveiling its latest report title People Powered Media in West Africa researched & written in conjunction with Reboot.

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 โ€œHow might we attract talent, resources and creativity to address Nigeriaโ€™s most pressing social challenges?โ€. Participation is FREE but participants MUST register.

The sessions will be followed by a networking cocktail on the CcHub Roof Terrace to celebrate existing effort to positively change Nigeria.

To sign up as a media partner, for questions or clarifications, please contact us at info@cchubnigeria.com or call +234 (0) 817 0686 383

About Co-Creation Hub

Co-Creation Hub is Nigeriaโ€™s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed as a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB serves as a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to Nigeriaโ€™s social problems. Read more at 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, and follow on Twitter @omidyarnetwork #PositiveReturns.