Apply for the 2014 Milead Fellows Program

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) has announced its annual call for applications for the 2014 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program. The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.

The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are welcome from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora. The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package. Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application. Application Deadline is Friday March 14, 2014.

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Heard about Meeting Point Abuja?

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THE MEETING POINT is a purely interactive meeting aimed at bridging the information gap by bringing together Luminaries (those who have been there, done that, and succeeded) and Visionaries (Youth aspiring to make a change) all in one location to run through different cities in Nigeria.

The 3- session interactive forum would feature discussions which would be centred around but not limited to:
• Career Advancement: Office Politics, Promotion and Career change – The way forward
• Business Advancement: The Nigerian environment, loan and Business growth
• Political Advancement: Policy/polity, how do I get involved?

DATE: Saturday 7th December 2013.
VENUE: Merit House, 22 J. T. Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, FCT Abuja
TIME: 9am

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Openings at Friends Africa

Are you in Lagos, diligent and interested in volunteering with an International NGO for a worthy cause? Volunteers are needed for the Super Stars Play for Life Campaign!

 

Project Brief:

Friends of the Global Fund Africa is a Pan-African organization which works to mobilize strategic political and financial support for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through education, multi-sectoral advocacy and documentation. Friends Africa’s work supports the fight against the three pandemics with emphasis on the Global Fund a key funding mechanism in the fight. Friends Africa is requesting for volunteers to help with her upcoming World AIDS Day “Super Stars Play for Life campaign and Novelty Football Match. This project is aimed at fighting the discrimination and stigmatization of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) through celebrity advocacy. The event will bring together former Nigerian Super Eagle stars (Team Footballers) and a crop of Nigerian Celebrities from the music, acting, comedy and on-air personality industries (Team Entertainers) to play football.

 

Schedule of Events:

Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT): Friends Africa in partnership with its technical partners will be providing free VCT services to the general public from Monday 25th – Friday 29th November 2013. This phase involves daily mobilization of people from the surrounding streets and offices.

Team: Mobilization

When: Monday 25th Friday 29th November 2013 (9am – 5pm each day)

Qualification: Knowledgeable/experienced in public health (not compulsory), ability to sing, dance or act Responsibility: Mobilization of the general public to the VCT venue, coordination and registration of people at the VCT centre

Age Range: 18 30 years

 

Pre-Event Dinner: Friends Africa will host a dinner on the 29th of November to appreciate its partners for this project. This will be followed by the Novelty Football Match the following day. The following are areas where volunteers will be needed:

Team: Ushering and Protocol When: Friday 29th November 2013

Qualification: well behaved and mature individuals with ushering/coordinating experience Responsibilities: Assist with welcoming and sitting guests, taking their orders at the event

 

Novelty Football Match: The main event holds on the 30th of November (9am – 6pm) with over 2500 people in attendance. The following are areas where volunteers will be needed:

Team: Ushering and Protocol

When: Saturday 30th November 2013

Qualification: well behaved and mature individuals with ushering/coordinating experience Responsibilities: Coordinate the sitting arrangement at the stadium, assist people with information needs, maintain order, and welcome guests at the event.

 

Team: Registration, IEC Distribution, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) When: Saturday 30th November 2013

Qualification: Anyone that is friendly and responsible, can cope with large number of people and well-coordinated. Responsibilities: Registration of everyone in attendance on the 30th, distribution of Information, Education and Communications (IEC) Materials, distribution of M&E forms and assisting people to get it filled

Team: Hospitality

Qualification: People with waiting/waitressing experience, as well as mass distribution skills Responsibilities: Serving refreshment at the event and any other back-up services

Please Note: All events would hold at the Campos Square Mini Stadium, off Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island, Lagos. Also, ensure you would be available for openings you choose.
 

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REGISTER for TENT Gathering 2013

Hey guys!

Yes, Lagos again. We look forward to receiving the scoop from other states as well. Send us information on career enhancement opportunities and earn super credits! No joke.

[TIP] So for this one, if you are not a university student working on a tech project, simply ask to volunteer in your application.

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This second edition of TENT Gathering will host young techies, tech professionals, academia, media and investors at the Lagos State E-learning Centre on Odunlami Street, Lagos, Nigeria, from Tuesday, November 26 through Thursday, 28, 2013.

The event’s first day will focus on general presentations about technology opportunities, including leading keynotes from Simdul Shagaya (Konga.com, DelaDey) and Mario Valles (Electronic Arts) while the second day will focus on the dual theme of Techie and Entrepreneurial and the final day will focus on Nigerian and Talented.

The theme for the second edition of TENT Gathering is Competence. Collaboration. Competition. The sessions mentioned above are described further below.

Registration/Welcome: 300 participants are expected from across all Nigeria (especially tertiary institutions), and the morning session will help them settle in with presentations and video screenings focused on the TENT theme and why young Nigerians can turn the unemployment disadvantage and evident passion into an opportunity for technopreneurship.

Keynotes: Keynotes will be delivered by Nigerian, regional and global experts on the subjects that surround the theme: technology opportunity, technology capacity building, entrepreneurship opportunities, investment, product/service exposure, etc. For 2013, we bring you the founder of some of Nigeria’s leading eCommerce companies, Konga.com and DealDey.com, Simdul Shagaya, and an investor who works with Silicon Valley’s Electronic Arts, Mario Valles.

Innovation Clinics: In partnership with Innovation Hubs across Nigeria, participants will be exposed to best practice examples – of both success and failure – so they can ask practical questions about their on-going projects and get help from the hub managers.

Techie: Featuring 3 amazing speakers who know what it means to be techies in Nigeria, the morning of Day 2 will have sessions followed by an opportunity for questions, that will drill better into the theme.

Entrepreneurial: Featuring 3 amazing speakers who know what it means to be entrepreneurs in Nigeria, the afternoon of Day 2 will also have sessions followed by a panel discussion that will discuss the practical and fine details of the theme.

Nigerian. Talented: The final day will focus on demos – of products and services – by young techies who hope to use the opportunity to TENT Gathering to launch (or re-present) their products/services. Participants will be sourced from TENT Workshops and the university programs (focus on TENT@GreatIfe for 2013).

Investors and Mentor Panel Feedback: A panel of investors and mentors will listen to the presentations and give feedback that can help presenters improve their product/service; request for additional meetings or announce support for projects that catch their attention; or a combination of both feedback and support. This session is extremely important to the success of TENT Gatherings because participants will either use feedback to get better or use support (investment, etc) as route to market.

The Taiwo Bankole Ogunyemi Prize:  The TAIWO BANKOLE OGUNYEMI Prize goes to the leading team that wins the Clash of Campuses contest at TENT Gathering. Teams from various tertiary institutions present a leading product they (or a member of their team) has worked on to a panel of judges who decide winners based on product relevance, potential for impact, demonstrated use of appropriate technology and the wow factor, among others.

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Register NOW for GEW workshops!

Are you interested in building your enterprise or already an entrepreneur?

Register for the workshops to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week  from the 16th to 24th November, 2013, in Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Calabar).

 

The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) remains the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators aimed at driving economic growth and expanding human welfare. Every November, GEW in over 120 countries inspires thousands of people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potentials as self-starters and innovators. The activities connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors.

 

Enterprise Development Centre is the host of GEW Nigeria supported by two national partners (Etisalat Nigeria and Stanbic IBTC Bank).

 

See below the schedule of events for the week:

 

*a.      The GEW Walk –Saturday, Nov 16, 2013.* This is to kick off the GEW

week in Nigeria. *Route:* Take off point -EDC, VI Campus via- Adeola

Hopewell – via- Adetokunbo Ademola – via – Ahmed Bello – via – Adeola

Odekun – via Akin Adesola – via Ademola Alakija and terminates at Muri

Okunola ground. *Free participation! *

 

*b.      Women in Enterprise program with the theme *Removing Barriers to

Scaling Up *will hold on *Monday, Nov 18, 2013. *Women in Technology will

be one of the topics at the event. Venue: US Consulate, Walter Carrington

Street, V.I, Lagos. *Only 100 participants will be admitted.

 

*c.       Youth Entrepreneurship Dialogue – Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013.* This is

a conference that exposes young people to the benefits of entrepreneurship,

innovation and creativity and how they can turn little ideas into big

businesses. There will be pitching sessions at this event. Venue: Lagos

Business School, Ajah*. Registration is free!**

 

 

*d.      Agro – Ignite in  Calabar – Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2013.  *A platform

to engage Agric. Business and stakeholders on the state of agriculture in

Nigeria and discuss on the way forward in promoting that sector. Venue:

Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel. *Free participation!*

 

*e.       An Entrepreneurship Walk with a CEO in Abuja* – *Thursday,

21stNov, 2013.

*There will be a walk for entrepreneurship which will engage hundreds of

people in the Abuja metropolis. The CEO will share the success story and

challenges faced. *Free Participation!*

 

 

*f.       Market Access Nigeria in Lagos – Thursday, 21st Nov, 2013. *This

event is expected to create opportunities for credible small and growing

businesses (SGBs). It is an event aimed at bridging the gap between large

companies and SGBs while fostering network and partnership opportunities.

Venue: Muson Centre, Agip Hall, Lagos Island. *Registration is free!*

 

 

*g.      On Friday, 22 Nov, 2013 – A workshop on Wellness & Stress

Management *will be holding at* *TerraKulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street,

Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

 

* h.      Grand Finale – Dec 6, 2013.* This event marks the end of the GEW

and EDC Celebration of entrepreneurial activities

 

*Note: limited spaces available for all the events. START REGISTERING RIGHT AWAY!

 

To complete your registration, click here:: http://nigeria.smetoolkit.org/nigeria/en/content/en/54358/Registration-for-GEW-Events

 

LISTEN TO GEW RADIO PROGRAM ON BEAT & CLASSIC FM*

 

– 18th November      –  Breeding an Enterprise Future on Beat FM @ 8am

– 19th November      – Supporting the Creative Enterprise on Beat FM @

8am

– 20th November      – Promoting your Enterprise on Classic FM @ 9.20am

– 21st November       – Who is a social Entrepreneur? on Classic FM @

2.00pm

– 22nd November      – Funding the Enterprise on Classic FM @ 4.30pm

– 23rd November       – The Enterprise Culture* *on Classic FM @ 1.00pm

– 24th November       – Celebrating Entrepreneurship – Radio, Phone –in program

Call for applications: LEAP Africa Social Innovators Programme 2013

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Social Innovators Programme 2013

Advocacy, Training & Support for Replicable and Scalable Community Projects

About LEAP Africa

Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa is a non-profit organization committed to developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders. Since 2002, through its core Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) and Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards (ANYLA), LEAP has advanced the cause of youth-led communtiy consciouness for development in Nigeria. Over 30,000 youth have been trained on LEAP’s core youth leadership curriculum, while 65 social change makers have been recognised and celebrated through the ANYLA.

Social Innovation Quest
The Social Innovators Programme (SIP) will support talented youth between the ages of 18 and 29, whose ideas and initiatives offer effective solutions to challenges in local communities across Nigeria, with the necessary training, funding, advocacy and network support required to strengthen their existing initiatives and enhance their sustainability and impact.  Through the programme’s partnership with the International Youth Foundation’s YouthActionNet® programme (www.youthactionnet.org), young innovators will become members of a global network of over 880 change-makers from 70+ countries. Over three months, LEAP will provide selected youth with training and support based on YouthActionNet’s curriculum focused on the “Six Dimensions of Leadership” (Personal, Visionary, Collaborative, Political, Organizational, and Societal).

SIP objectives are to:

  • Identify, encourage and support
  • Showcase their impact on local communities
  • Provide international recognition for local change-makers and access to international funding opportunities
  • Connect Nigerian change-makers to their peers around the world for shared learning

Do you qualify?

Applicants must meet the following entry requirement to be considered for the awards. They must be:

  • Nigerians resident in Nigeria (not Nigerians in the Diaspora).
  • Between ages 18 – 29 years.
  • Initiators#
  • Able to document and prove their work, benefits and some level of sustenance amongst communities and Nigeria for a minimum of 12 months prior to date of application for the
  • Able to document and prove their work, benefits and some level of sustenance amongst communities and Nigeria for a minimum of 12 months prior to date of application for the SIP.

Twenty (20) social innovators will be enrolled into the programme after screening (an application form will be made available to interested applicants). The SIP will be offered free of charge. Participants will undergo two different 5-day trainings within a 6 month interval. The programme covers cost of accommodation, road travel, feeding and daily stipends.

Steps to Applying
Application deadline has been moved to October 7, 2013. 

  1. Like our page on facebook, www.facebook.com/LEAPAfrica.
  2. Follow us on twitter,www.twitter.com/leapafrica
  3. Request for the SIPA application form via the coordinator; sipa@leapafrica.org.
  4. Fill the form and send to the same email.

Programme Details

Location: Lagos State
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the SIP Coordinator at  sipa@leapafrica.org or call 012706541/2, 07011081954 if you have any questions or concerns.
#.  Applicant must be a founder or co-founder of the project/organization which has been running for not less than one (1) year. The founder or co-founder is defined as the person who, either alone or as part of a team, conceiving and establishing the project/organization.

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PRESS RELEASE: 2nd International Day of the Girl Child Event in Nigeria

Hey guys,

In Lagos? What are you doing tomorrow? This looks like a great programme to attend. Let’s move for the girl child!

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HACEY’s Health Initiative is a registered Non-Governmental Organization
with the mission to educate and support women, children and young people to
lead healthy and sustainable lives. HACEY will be hosting the 2nd
International Day of the Girl Child in Lagos state, Nigeria on the 10th
October 2013 with the theme: Education as a Catalyst in promoting the
Health, Empowerment, and Rights of the Girl Child in Africa.

Speakers for the program include Mr Jeffery Hawkins – Current United States
Consul General in Nigeria; H.E. Mrs. Toyin Saraki – Former First Lady Kwara
state, and Founder & President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa; Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin -Recipient of US International Women of Courage Award, and president Women Arise for Change Initiative; Mrs Yemisi Ransome-Kuti – Founder NNNGO and Civil Society Advisor to the World Bank; and Mrs Detoun Ogwo – Executive Director Afterschool Graduate Centre.

*Theme: Education as a catalyst in Promoting the Health, Empowerment and
Right of the Girl Child*

*Date:    Thursday, October 10th, 2013*

*Time:   9am prompt*

*Venue: Main Auditorium, University of Lagos, AKoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.*

**Participation is Free*

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