CitizenCommons/ eCoveSpaces graduates first Cohort of Open Gov Social Impact Challenge.
After a week of intensive training, Abuja Finalists of the Open Gov Social Impact Challenge Finalists successfully graduated and pitched their social ideas.
The 5 Day Accelerated BootCamp exposed fellows to the fundamentals of social enterprise; starting, expanding and running a social mission organisation. With seasoned facilitators such as Bukky Shonibare of Invictus Africa who taught the Business of Social Impact and Design Thinking. Hamzat Lawal of Connected Development shared his exciting journey as a social entrepreneur and change maker, as well as the timeless tips turning Idea to passion. Segun Fatodimu of SOZO Network for Leadership Development facilitated the Resource Mobilisation and Grant Writing session, while Tariah Adams of White Ribbon Alliance share on Communication and Storytelling for Change.
Fellows and Projects.
Other Topics and Sessions of the Bootcamp includes:
The OpenGov Social Impact Challenge (OSIC) is a competition that seeks to identify practical, original and social impact ideas (especially those that promote open government, accountability and improved citizen engagement – broadly defined) promoted by emerging social entrepreneurs across Nigeria. Designed as a pilot, the program is presented as a platform that gives emerging social entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their solutions and access some resources (mentorship, training, and workspace) and potentially funding.