The IE Africa Center Social Innovators Retreat kicked off yesterday at IE University’s 14th century campus in Segovia. Featuring a cohort of nine social entrepreneurs from Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, the programme is designed to create a unique knowledge generation and sharing intellectual retreat for Africa’s most cutting edge social innovators who are looking to find new tools and partners with which to scale their work.
This year’s cohort includes:
Adereni Abiodun, Help Mum; Rekik Bekele, Green Scene; Mene Blessing, UNFIRE; Arinze Ndubisi Eze, AM Integrated Aerial; David Gonhasa, RoundBob; Joseph Nkandu, NUCAFE; Olusola Owonikoko, Project Enable; Amina Rashad, Glow.
The program operates on an invite-only basis, in order to carefully select innovators who are not only aligned with IE values, but are best suited to work with each other throughout the course of the program.
The IE Africa Center believes that the approaches and methodologies being employed by African leaders and entrepreneurs across different fields can offer instructive lessons for the world. As such, we have structured this retreat to focus on solutions that will be published by IE at the conclusion of the program.