Event Date and time: Thursday 17 November 2016 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Venue details: LSE Clement House, CLM4.02 | 99 Aldwych London | WC2B 4JF

Organisers: The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa | africacentre@lse.ac.uk

Event website: Scaling Social Innovation in Africa

Event cost: Free

Speaker: Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Chair: Professor Harry Barkema

Social entrepreneur Ndidi Nwuneli will share some insights from her new book, Social Innovation in Africa. Encouraged by the emergence and early impact of social innovators on the African Continent, but frustrated by the slow pace of large scale change, this book is focused on filling the knowledge gap among aspiring and emerging social innovators. It lays out the required building blocks for achieving scale at impact. It also explores the steps for attracting and retaining talent and financing and forming strategic partnerships with the private, public, and non-profit sectors to foster scaling.

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli is a serial social entrepreneur based in Nigeria. She is the founder of LEAP Africa, co-founder of AACE Foods, director at Sahel Capital and the African Philanthropy Forum.

Professor Harry Barkema joined the Department of Management at the LSE in 2007.  He is the founding Director of the Innovation Co- Creation Lab (ICCL), and is also on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management (AoM).

Based at LSE, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Centre accomplishes this by connecting different social science disciplines and by working in partnership with Africa bringing African voices to the global debate.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEInnovation

This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration required via Eventbrite.

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