Think Africa, a non-profit organisation has concluded arrangements to reach out to Nigerian youths by establishing a platform whereby home professionals can connect with other brains in the Diaspora to share and exchange entrepreneurial ideas.
In achieving this, the body will be organising a two -week programme in Nigeria beginning from 16th of December, to feature speakers within and outside the country, with the aim of inspiring the youths and young entrepreneurs.
Speaking on the engagement, the convener of ThinkAfrica, Tunde Ogunsalu, explained that the idea of bringing the programme to Nigeria was to enable the youth expand their horizon and their reasoning beyong local examples.
“We have put together several professional events in Washington DC. The organisation is now extending its tentacles to Nigeria in collaboration with our Nigerian counterparts to improve on their directions and endeavours so as to create a conducive business environment.
“We have a network of over 100 young professionals from the Diaspora coming to Lagos and also looking to attend our events to contribute their own quota towards the rejuvenation of the future of Nigeria”, he said.
Ogunsalu added that the programme would be divided into two sessions, formal and informal while 16th of December had been slated for professional and aspiring entrepreneur session for young Nigerians who want to create jobs for others.
The masterclass event will feature speakers from the United States and Nigeria, including Abike Dabiri, Debola Williams, Fela Durotoye, Dapo Adeniranye, Elizabeth Osho, Simi Fajemirokun, JaphethOmojuwa and Jide Ipaye among host of others. Also, top US based young entrepreneurs will also be available to share experiences with their Nigerian- based counterparts.
Already, over 200 young professionals had expressed commitment in the programme which would feature no less than 20 professional speakers.The second phase of the programme would kick off in 20th of December.