Supporting and Showcasing Social Innovators

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.

Award Themes

2018

Equipping Young Africans for Social Transformation

2017

EGO- Enterprise, Growth and Opportunities

2016

Building Communities

2015

Rage for Change: Creating Impact

Speakers

Rick Little

Rick Little

Founder, International Youth Foundation Chair of Executive Committee and Board Trustee, Silatech Founder and President, ImagineNations Group
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (MFR)

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (MFR)

Founder LEAP Africa
Patrick Auwah Jnr

Patrick Auwah Jnr

Founder and President Ashesi University
Alex Okosi

Alex Okosi

Senior Vice President & Managing Director Viacom International Media Networks, Africa (VIMN)
Onyeka Akumah

Onyeka Akumah

CEO Farmcrowdy
Bosun Tijani

Bosun Tijani

Co-founder and CEO, Co-Creation Hub
Okechukwu Ofili

Okechukwu Ofili

Okadabooks.com
Abasiama Idaresit

Abasiama Idaresit

MD, Wild Fusion
Udeme Ufot (MFR)

Udeme Ufot (MFR)

Managing Director, SO&U
Iquo Ukoh

Iquo Ukoh

CEO ENTOD Marketing
Akintunde Oyebode

Akintunde Oyebode

Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)
Esther Agbarakwe

Esther Agbarakwe

LEAP 2010 ANYLA Recipient and Advisor, Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition
Folawe Omikunle

Folawe Omikunle

CEO, Teach For Nigeria
Olufunbi Falayi

Olufunbi Falayi

2014 SIP Fellow; Partner, Passion Incubator
Nkem Okocha

Nkem Okocha

2015 SIP Fellow; Founder, Mamamoni

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.  

2018

2017

2016

2015

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.

2018 Winner

2017 Winner

Judges

Nichole Yembra

Nichole Yembra

Chief Financial Officer, Venture Garden Group
Oje Ivagba

Oje Ivagba

Executive Director, YEDI
Jessica Elisberg

Jessica Elisberg

Director, International Youth Foundation
Kikelomo James

Kikelomo James

Strategy Associate, Union Bank Plc
Taiwo Fanimokun

Taiwo Fanimokun

Strategy Analyst, Union Bank Plc