Enter for 2014 LEAP Africa Social Innovators Awards


Technology Innovation in Nigeria


Last week I met the Founder of LEAP Africa,Mrs.Ndidi Nwuneli at the Seed Star World Startup Competition in Lagos,She did encourage the young people at that event to be involved in the LEAP Africa’s social Innvoator’s Award.And am also encouraging you to be part of it.

Social Innovators Programme and Awards is an enhancement of LEAP’s Annual Youth Leadership Award (ANYLA) which since 2004 has been a platform for recognizing the efforts of outstanding young Nigerians, who have distinguished themselves by making positive impact in community development. To date, 65 change makers have been recognized and supported through the ANYLA.


On November 11, 2013 LEAP Africa inducted 20 young social innovators into the Social Innovators Programme. LEAP’s SIP is an
initiative developed in partnership with YouthActionNet®; a programme of the International Youth Foundation (IYF), a non profit organization supporting youth development programs in 80 countries. The SIP joins the YouthActionNet® global network now comprising 16 national/regional youth leadership institutes across the world. SIP seeks to identify, develop and support young Nigerians who are addressing social challenges in their communities through creative and sustainable solutions. It also enhances the chance of the Nigerian young social innovators to apply to YouthActionNet® Global Laureate Fellowship.

Mrs.Ndidi Nwuneli,Founder of LEAP Africa

Mrs.Ndidi Nwuneli,Founder of LEAP Africa

These 20 young social innovators have distinguished themselves as ‘gap-dwellers’ by addressing social challenges in their communities through creative and sustainable solutions.

The 2013 LEAP Africa’s Social Innovators Fellows are young, dynamic and visionary Nigerian contributing to the development of their communities and country. They are initiators of high impact community development projects with potential for their initiatives to expand its reach. Their initiatives range from empowering women and girl child, improving education and providing scholarships to children in underserved areas, promoting peaceful youth co-existence in northern region, and creating mobile jobs apps. Meet the 2013 Fellows!

The social Innovators Programme 2014 is now open! Get application details here

Deadline for submission is July 30, 2014.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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