SIPA is an event that celebrates young social innovators between ages 18 – 35 years, whose ideas and initiatives offer effective solutions to challenges in local communities across Nigeria. Through SIPA, LEAP is striving to increase awareness on innovative solutions of young Nigerians, create a profile that will allow for collaboration and larger societal impact in Nigeria.
The Awards attracts tri-sector industry leaders, investors, leading tech companies, entertainers and many others to discuss and share on social entrepreneurship as a tool for social transformation.
Equipping Young Africans for Social Transformation
EGO- Enterprise, Growth and Opportunities
Rage for Change: Creating Impact
Meet the Outstanding Fellows
To end the fellowship year, LEAP holds a graduation ceremony to present the most outstanding Fellows’ Award in recognition of their creativity and social impact. Each year, three Fellows emerge winners of this Award with prize money of #1, 000, 000 (approx $2800) every year.
Dr. Pamela Prize Award for Social Innovation
The Dr. Pamela Hartigan Prize for Social Innovation was created by Mrs. Ndidi Nwuneli in 2017 in line with the objectives of the SIPA to provide international recognition and opportunities for fellows of the programme. The award recognizes an outstanding SIP Alumni who have translated the learning and professional insights acquired from the fellowship into channelling innovative solutions to address critical social problems in society.