LEAP Africa is seeking applications for its Social
Innovators Programme and Awards (SIPA) that is a yearly immersive fellowship that empowers and equips 20 young African changemakers with requisite skills and tools for building sustainable enterprises.
LEAP Africa is a youth-focused leadership development nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of leaders with skills and tools for personal, organization and community transformation.
Its interventions for youth, bridges gaps in effective
leadership, education, employability, entrepreneurship and awakens civic participation in citizens to demand good governance or creatively address social issues.
The SIP accepts 20 social innovators annually for a
period of 12 months.
The SIP is LEAP’s platform to equips, supports and
showcases social innovators and entrepreneurs, enabling them build and sustain their social innovations towards national and systems level social change.
Therefore, being a member of this prestigious Fellowship, affords applicants:
The opportunity to be equipped with leadership,
management and entrepreneurial skills for personal, organisational and community transformation
The opportunity to build valuable global networks
within the social innovation and enterprise space
Access to a support ecosystem of talent, advisory,
funding and other resources that will support the growth and sustainability of applicants innovation
Females are strongly encouraged to apply
During the course of the Fellowship, Fellows will be
exposed to: 6 day residential sustainability training/
workshop Mentoring by seasoned professionals Webinars, online learning and advisory support
Alumni meet-ups and networking access to global
opportunities and fellowships
Young persons between the ages of 18-35 years,
whose ideas and initiatives offer effective solutions to challenges in local communities across Nigeria.
Initiators/co-founders of a social-focused venture/
enterprise/ Foundation, located in Nigeria.
Applicants must have been involved in operating their venture/enterprise beyond one to three years prior to the commencement of the Fellowship
Initiator/ co- founder must be available for the full
course of the 12 month period to implement the
learnings into sustaining their innovation/ enterprise
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Apply by 4th August.
Apply by 4th August.