A Fresh Keynote for Social Innovators & Social Entrepreneurs

Africa is overflowing with entrepreneurial ingenuity. Several African countries are considered among the world’s fastest growing economies.

Join us for this rare occasion to hear from one of Africa’s top business leaders speak on the impact of social enterprise on the African economy, Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli.

  • CoFounder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, an indigenous agro–processing company that was founded in 2009 to fight malnutrition, reduce smallholder farmer harvest and displace imports.
  • Director at Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Ltd., an advisory and consulting firm focused on the agribusiness and nutrition sectors in West Africa.
  • Founder of LEAP Africa, a nonprofit organization that focuses on encouraging leadership and development initiatives for youth and business owners.

Ndidi was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honor – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. One of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. Ndidi serves on numerous international and local boards including Nestle Nigeria Plc., Nigerian Breweries Plc., Globethics.net Switzerland, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. India, Fairfax Africa Holdings Canada, and Royal DSM Sustainability Board, Netherlands.

Free to all students.

Date: Tuesday April 18, 2017

Time: 5:30PM-8:30PM

Location: The Centre for Social Innovation 192 Spadina Ave, Toronto

CUSO International
Host: CUSO is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors.

Networking Partners

The Agency, a hub that facilitates introductions and wayfinding for students, faculty, teaching staff, alumni and partners focused on social innovation at UofT. Building a Community of Practice for social innovators and social entrepreneurs at the University of Toronto

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international development and global education and individual associate members working globally for social justice.

Manyatta Network is a non-profit organization committed to creating professional networking opportunities for the African Diaspora. We champion positive change by showcasing individuals, social entrepreneurs and organizations that are making a positive impact in our community.