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Development Dialogue 2017

Development Dialogue 2017, hosted by Ideation Hub Africa, is Nigeria’s leading thought-leadership Conference for Development Practitioners, Social Innovators, Social Entrepreneurs and NGO Players. It provides a rallying point for thinkers, doers and changemakers who envision a better future for Africa, and are working actively for social good.

We explore the next big ideas, celebrate the power of social innovation to solve pressing problems and the role of the third sector as a key driver of economic growth and national prosperity. This third edition of Development Dialogue will also witness the launch of the BigWhy Project – a stirring documentary of changemakers in Nigeria, building tomorrow today with their development initiatives, projects and organisations.

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The one-day event will feature Keynote Speeches, Social Innovation Workshops, the BigWhy Project, Networking Hub, Exhibitions and more. Speakers at Past Editions of Development Dialogue include Dr. Ousman Dore (Nigerian Country Director, African Development Bank), Ndidi Nwuneli, Mosun Layode, Gbenga Sesan, Akin Fatunke, Chude Jideonwo, Nike Adeyemi, Dele Osunmakinde, Seyi Oyebisi, Akin Olukiran.

This year’s event will run two impactful sessions – the Morning Conference, and the Exclusive Executive Roundtable in the Afternoon. The Morning Conference will hold Keynote Speeches, Social Innovation Showcases and Open Discussion Forum to promote insightful discourse around the State of the Development Sector, and how changemakers can create more purposeful work for Africa’s future!

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In the afternoon, we will move to an exclusive Executive Roundtable for forward-thinking and entrepreneurial change-makers, to sit with industry thought-leaders, as we focus on the Enterprise Side of Social, covering social enterprise models, how to profit with purpose, alternative fundraising strategies and telling your innovation story. This session costs N10, 000 only.

At the Dialogue 2017, we look to having Dr. Oby Ezekwesili (Senior Advisor for Africa Economic Development Policy, Open Society Foundation), Mr. Peter Bamkole (Director, EDC, Pan Atlantic University), Funbi Falayi (Co-founder, Passion Incubator), Adepeju Jaiyeoba (Founder, Mothers’ Delivery Kit), Kunle Adewale (Founder, Tender ARTS Nigeria), Crystal Chigbu (The Irede Foundation) and Ronke Aderionye (Executive Director, AgriHub Nigeria).

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The Exclusive Executive Roundtable will play host to industry leaders including Sola Amusan (Citizenship Manager, Microsoft), Mfon Ekpo (Former Executive Director, Future Project), Nneka Eze (Associate Partner and Lagos Office Director, Dalberg) amongst others.

Please note that accomodation, travel costs, and any other expenses will NOT be covered by Ideation Hub Africa.

For enquiries, partnership, exhibitions or sponsorship, please reach us through [email protected] and 2347012509073.



Thu, March 30, 2017

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM WAT


Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI),

Doctor Nurudeen Olowopopo Way

Ikeja, Lagos

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