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LEAP AFRICA’s CALL FOR APPLICATION for the SOCIAL INNOVATORS PROGRAMME 2019/2020 FOR NIGERIANS

LEAP AFRICA’s CALL FOR APPLICATION for the SOCIAL INNOVATORS PROGRAMME 2019/2020 FOR NIGERIANS

Greetings from the board and management of LEAP Africa. We trust this mail meets you well.

We write to request your support to apply, and/or share this Call For Application (CFA) within your network of young people and enterprises driving change in Nigeria.

LEAP Africa in partnership with Union Bank has announced the call for applications for the 2019/ 2020 cohort of the Social Innovators Programme (SIP), a one-year fellowship for young Nigerian changemakers between 18-35 years. Over the years, through the SIP, LEAP Africa and Union Bank have partnered to strengthen and advance youth-led change initiatives and social entrepreneurship in Nigeria with the aim of enhancing the scale and sustainability of these ventures.

The Fellowship seeks to attract young Nigerians with innovative ideas capable of transforming local communities on different scales with high socio-economic impact and in diverse focus areas such as Youth empowerment, Law, Human Rights, Health, Environment, Education and Agriculture, Science and Technology, among others.

Why Apply?
Access to an established faculty and curriculum to equip you to build effective system and sustainable structures in your enterprise
Access to a support ecosystem of professionals as mentors, advisory services, skills and other resources towards enterprise growth
Access to impact investment opportunities from local and international partners
Opportunity to build valuable networks and partnerships to amplify your enterprise credibility both locally and internationally
Eligibility
Young women and men between 18 and 35 years, whose ideas and initiatives offer effective solutions to challenges in local communities across Nigeria*.
Applicants must be Initiators/ Co-founders of a socially focused venture/enterprise/ Foundation, located in Nigeria.
Applicants must have been involved in operating their ventures/ enterprise beyond 12 months prior to the the time of this application.
Applicants must be available to participate in the Fellowship activities including implementation of appropriate systems to sustain their innovation over the course of the fellowship year.
* Females are strongly encouraged to apply

Application
Prospective Fellows can apply through the link here
Application portal is open till August 11th, 2019.
For further enquiries, please call 01- 4537120 or email coguonu@leapafrica.org

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