APPLY: 2022 Ashoka Africa Changemaker Challenge for Young Nigerians

Africa Ashoka Changemaker Challenge

The Ashoka Africa Changemaker Challenge for Young Nigerians aims to elevate and highlight the valuable contribution of young Nigerians who are solving some of the country’s biggest issues through collaboration and changemaking.

As Ashoka looks to build an ecosystem of Changemaker Cities, we bring to you an opportunity to share your changemaker story. The Ashoka Africa Changemaker Storytelling Challenge is looking for inspiring stories from young people in Nigeria making a difference through social innovation.

Share your story on how you are working or have worked with a team to create solutions to social challenges including but not limited to climate action, healthcare, unemployment, education, gender, diversity-equity-inclusion, minority rights, ICT, agriculture and economic sustainability in Nigeria.

About Ashoka

Ashoka was founded in 1980 by Bill Drayton and in over 38 years, Ashoka has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship by building the largest network of systems-change social entrepreneurs worldwide with more than 3500 Ashoka Fellows working in 93 countries, putting their innovative ideas into practice to create positive change at a large scale. 

For more than 30 years, Ashoka Africa has been fostering Africas’ largest network of system-change social entrepreneurs. Ashoka Nigeria is part of the Ashoka Africa Hub and was launched in 1990. Our first and longest running program in Anglophone West Africa to date includes over 110 systems-changing social entrepreneurs, whom we call Ashoka Fellows. The regional office based in Lagos covers Cameroon, Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana.

Our goal is to stimulate and support the most innovative entrepreneurial solutions to the social and environmental challenges we face today. And to foster “Everyone A Changemaker” societies along with other key stakeholders across sectors. This means equipping more people, including young people, with the skillset and a connection to the purpose so that they can contribute ideas and effectively solve problems in their worlds – be it in their family, community, city, workplace, field, industry, country, or beyond. We provide connections to a global network and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka is also ideally positioned to identify patterns in social innovation, convene key decision-makers from the social entrepreneurship, corporate, public and investment sectors to facilitate the emergence of collaborative models that can address the most critical societal challenges at large scale. 

Scholarship Summary

 • Host Country: Nigeria

 • Category: Competitions

 • Eligible Countries: Nigeria

 • Reward: N200,000

 • Deadline: April 15, 2022

 • Scholarship Alerts: To receive Scholarship Alerts on Click Telegram, Click here

Scholarship Requirements:

 • Participants aged 18 – 35

 • Country: Nigeria

 • The social innovation should have been or is being implemented in Nigeria within the last two years

 • Participants must be working with a team.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Winners will get:

 • Cash Prize: Winner (200,000N); Runner Up; (100,000N) and 3rd place; (50,000N)

 • Media Visibility: Top stories will be showcased on Ashoka’s #EveryDayChangemaking Early Changemaking Series

 • Become a Co-leader in the Everyone A Changemaker movement in Nigeria

How To Apply

Read more on this opportunity and Apply using the website here

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