One Young World Lagos Caucus - July 13

One Young World is excited to invite its community in West Africa and beyond to attend the OYW Caucus in Lagos on the 13th of July.

Caucus theme: "Better innovation, better future"


About the Caucus

The world’s most populous African nation, Nigeria is faced with many challenges: over 20 million youths are currently unemployed, over 80 million people are living below the poverty line and over 90% of its citizens do not have health insurance coverage. It is evident that we need a new strategy and innovative approaches to create a better future. Nigeria stands at a crossroads: to embrace the power of unconventional thinking and forge ahead, or to retreat into conventional ways of doing things and fall behind.

This One Young World West Africa caucus in Lagos aims to create solutions to Nigeria’s and Africa’s challenges by inspiring and educating the audience on how to develop and deliver innovation as a powerful public good. We are bringing together leading policymakers, experts and young leaders who will participate in intergenerational dialogue on how we can ensure sustainable innovation and promote policies that will guarantee equitable access to healthcare, education, and opportunities especially for people in underprivileged communities.


Registration 09.30 - 10.00  
Welcome Address 10.00 - 10.15 Isaac Olufadewa- Coordinating Ambassador, OYW
About One Young World 10.15 - 10.30

Kate Robertson - Co-founder, OYW (Video)


Strengthening Healthcare Innovations in Africa

10.30 -10.45  Aliza Leferink, Marketing Director - West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser 

Achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage with the

Power of Unconventional

10.45 - 11.00


Olubunmi Odebunmi - Ambassador, OYW

Panel Session 11.00 - 12.00           Speakers ( Aliza & Olubunmi)
Lunch Break/ Networking 12:00-12:40
OYW Ambassador Pitch Round 1 12:40 - 13:00 OYW Ambassadors

Africapitalism: Unleashing the Power of Innovation to build an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

13.00 - 13.20

Uwen UwemAkpan- Programme Manager, The Tony Elumelu Foundation 

Leveraging the power of technology 

for business and  economic growth

13.20 - 13.35

Chidi Nwaogu, Co-Founder/CEO, Publiseer


Break / Networking: 13.35 - 13.45 
OYW Ambassador Pitch Round 2 13.45 -14.00  OYW Ambassadors

Panel Discussion

14.00 -15.00 

Speakers ( Uwem & Chidi)

Activity and Closing Remarks 15.00 -15.30             Adetokunbo Adekalu & Isaac Olufadewa

When: Saturday, 13th of July, 9:30 - 15:30

Where: NG Hub from Facebook (Facebook Hub), 8 Montgomery Street, Yaba, Lagos 

For more information or any questions, please contact Isaac Olufadewa at [email protected]