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Distance is NO Barrier to Development – Sozo Networks YID Fellow, Blessing Ashi Testifies

Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tzu said “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. The Sozo Networks experience of Blessing Ashi began earlier in the year when she was selected as a Sozo Networks Youth In Development Fellow. Like many other Fellows, she says the journey has been great and affords her the opportunity […]

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Sozo Networks Hosts Victoria Ibiwoye, CEO OneAfrican Child

Stick to Your Calling, Covid-19 shouldn’t Stop You – CEO OneAfrican Child Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 remains a remarkable day in the development journey of our 2019/2020 Youth in Development Fellows as they had an enriching engagement with Chief Executive Officer of OneAfrican Child, Victoria Ibiwoye. The session which took place on a Zoom platform […]

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Social Entrepreneurs Acquire Grant Application Skills at Sozo Mentorship Series

Social Entrepreneurs Acquire Grant Application Skills at Sozo Mentorship Series. The Sozo Networks Mentorship Series March 2020 Edition focused on grant application for Tony Elumelu Foundation. It was an exciting, interactive and educative session as each of the participants were fully engaged by the guest speaker, Mr Gbenga Ogunbowale  from the beginning till the end. […]

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Some Steps to Follow in Building Value-Based Relationships

Part 4: BUILDING VALUE-BASED RELATIONSHIPS Some steps to follow in building value based relationships: Understand that perception is reality.  People often don’t have the luxury of time to understand your reality they tend to stick with perceptions. The way you look, the way you dress, what is on your social media page, how correct and […]

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Social Bankruptcy

  Part 3: BUILDING VALUE-BASED RELATIONSHIPS SOCIAL BANKRUPTCY: Social bankruptcy is when there are limited people you can ask for favour because you don’t have enough relationship/influence with the people around you or you have asked all of them for one favour or the other before, that you can’t ask again.  When you seek for […]

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Networking Key to Building Value Based Relationships

Part 2: BUILDING VALUE-BASED RELATIONSHIPS NETWORKING Networking is the science and art of raising social capital. SOCIAL CAPITAL: The currency that you need to be socially relevant. Money gives influence because you can easily buy resources but if you  know how to raise social capital, you can compete with someone that has the money or […]

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Building Value-based Relationships

  Part 1: BUILDING VALUE-BASED RELATIONSHIPS Introduction  Building value-based relationships means building a relationship with someone not only because you like them, but also because they have something that you need and you also have something to offer them.  To build a very strong value-based relationship, one must have the orientation of a giver i.e […]

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Balancing the use of Quantitative and Qualitative Insights in the development sector

The statement “Correlation is not always causation” has been used to summarize the misleading tendency of using quantitative analysis to find solutions or predict the future. The statement draws our attention to the fact that two situations that vary together, may not have any significant effect on each other, and the observed association may not […]

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