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SOCIAL IMPACT SUMMIT

The recent pandemic is transforming the way we live, work and relate with people. We are experiencing a lot of our daily activities and transactions being carried out within the digital space. How would this global change impact the career and work of a social impact leader? How can we achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? These questions and many other related questions would be addressed during Sozo Networks 2020 Online Social Impact Summit.

Are you a Social Entrepreneur, Social Change Leader or you are aspiring to be one? If Yes, then this summit is just right for you because it would address other core issues in the development sector and provide channels to improve ways of leading social change.

The event which is the first of its kind focuses on the theme “Adapting to Change as a Social Impact Leader”. It would address the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on the development sector while charting a way forward for a robust policy making strategy that will promote effective social change and development.

Are you thinking of effective ways of leading change in a time of crisis? Do you believe that youths can lead a Social Innovation in Africa despite the COVID 19 Pandemic? Find answers to all these questions during the Sozo Networks Summit. Other issues that revolves around trends to watch out for in the development sector in Africa and globally after the pandemic will also be discussed.

Join great development experts, social entrepreneurs and social change leaders on Zoom live on the 30th and 31st of May, 2020, 5:00 pm -7:00 pm Nigerian Time.

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SPEAKERS

Victoria Ibiwoye is the Founder and Director of OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning – a youth-led NGO addressing the inequality in education through experiential workshops focused on global citizenship education for low-income community children in Nigeria. She currently serves as the Youth Representative to the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee. In 2017 and 2018, Victoria was named as one of 100 Most Influential Young Africans by the African Youth Awards. She is also a 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow and a recipient of the Princess Diana Awards for her contribution to education advocacy and youth development.

Kirsten Brosbol is an Obama Scholar at Columbia University (2019/2020).

She is a former Member of Parliament and Minister of Environment of Denmark. She founded and chaired the Danish Parliament’s All-Party Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). In this capacity, she has worked on national implementation of SDG’s, founded the Multi-stakeholder Forum on SDG’s, the 2030 Panel, initiated the Danish baseline for SDG’s as well as the Danish SDG Awards.

Olusola Owonikoko is the Executive Director of Stanforte Edge. He is an international development researcher and practitioner whose work is at the intersection of business, development, and inclusion. He is the founder of Project Enable Africa; pioneer of the Inclusion Hub; the first disability-friendly digital hub in Nigeria that promotes digital inclusion in Nigeria. He has worked on, and consulted on several projects across Africa, included those supported by organisations including Sightsavers, DFID, WB/IFC, , Foreign missions in Nigeria; and spoken at several international conferences, including the United Nations 60th & 62nd Commission on the Status of Women, New York; African Eye Festival, UK; and International ICT4D Conference, Uganda. He is a Corporate Sustainability Certified professional, and Organizational Development Certified Professional. He holds a Master’s degree in Globalisation, Business & Development from the University of Sussex, UK. He is a 2015 Fellow of the Civil Society Leadership Institute; 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow; 2016 Associate Fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative; 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur; a 2017 Scholar at the Institute of Development Studies, UK; a 2017 AEIFunds winner; a 2018 winner of the Google Impact Challenge Funds; & a 2019 IE University Social Innovator. He is a recipient of the US Consul General’s Award, Lagos (2015); and the Royal African Youth Leadership Forum Award of the Ooni of Ife (2020). In 2015, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Ilorin.

Kunle Adewale is a graduate of Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria with a specialization in Painting and Art History. He studied Civic Leadership from Tulane University New Orleans (USA), Arts in Health for Helping Professionals, Charlotte (USA) and Arts in Medicine at the Arts in Health Research Intensive from University of Florida (USA). Kunle is a certified artist in Understanding Arts and Dementia (University College London, UK) and in Medicine and The Arts (University of Cape Town, South Africa).

He has impacted over 15,000 beneficiaries through his art programs in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and USA. He currently leads the largest Arts in Health Network on the continent of Africa through the ?Arts in Medicine Fellowship for Students and Professionals in Arts and Health?, located in Nigeria. He has featured as a panelist and keynote speaker at Arts in Health-related conferences in Nigeria and abroad. His development works has featured on Aljazeera, Reuters, BBC Africa, TRT World and Africa 54 Voice of America Washington DC among many others.

His community-based projects have been supported by U.S Department of State, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida, U.S Consulate Lagos, and endorsed by International Child Arts Foundation, Washington D.C, United Nation Information Center, Society of Nigerian Artists, Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, Lagos State Ministry of Sports Youth and Social Development.

In 2014, Kunle was nominated for Global Teacher Prize by the Varkeys Foundation (UK). In August 2015, Kunle had the honor of meeting United States President, Barack Obama through the Mandela Washington Fellowship Award for Young African Leaders. He has also been specially recognized by National Museum of African Arts, Smithsonian Institution Washington DC and The Arts Council of New Orleans. He is an international advocate for persons living with cancer and sickle cell anemia, and a vast member of Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc. He was Nigeria?s recipient of the 2016 Commonwealth Youth Worker Award (UK) and has been nominated for JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Nigeria in 2018. He is currently the Nigerian representative for Arts in Health Early Career Research Network (UK) and was recently shortlisted by the World Bank as one of the 68 Social Inclusion Heroes. This year, as a result of Kunle?s impacts in the field of arts in health globally, August 2 was proclaimed by the Mayor of Cincinnati (USA) as the official Kunle Adewale Day.

SUMMIT SCHEDULE

Saturday, 30th May | 5:00pm – 6:20pm : Social Innovation in a Time of Crisis | Olusola Owonikoko 

Saturday, 30th May | 6:30pm – 7:00pm : Navigating Uncertainties and Challenges | Adewale Adekunle

Sunday, 31st May | 5:00pm – 6:00pm : Effect of Covid 19  on the Environment and the Implementation of the SDGs | Kirsten Brosbol

Sunday, 31st May | 6:10pm – 7:20pm : Tackling the effects of COVID 19 on Education | Victoria Ibiwoye

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