Theme: Sustainability and Resilience

The Role of Social Entrepreneurs in Driving Social Change

Delivered by:


Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi

Executive Director, Stand To End Rape Initiative (STER)

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi is a multi-award winning global gender equality advocate with experience in deploying solutions to challenge social barriers that promote violence against women and girls and utilises social and behaviour change communication to improve Sexual and Gender-based Violence knowledge, and change attitudes and practices in order to achieve Gender Equality.


She collaborates with state and non-state actors to implement policy and programmatic strategies to foster women’s rights and safety. Oluwaseun is a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations, TIME 100 NEXT Honouree, and the Executive Director of Stand to End Rape Initiative.

Yame Nkgowe

Founder, Sustainable Cities Africa, a Sustainable City Strategy Service

Yame Nkgowe is focused on Sustainable Services for People, through People. He is an experienced Business Manager specializing in contextualising and leading multidisciplinary teams towards developing scalable sustainable practices that are growth oriented and make measurable impact in the communities that they serve.


Yame is Founder & Owner of Sustainable Cities Africa, a Sustainable City Strategy Service Firm which has the twin aim of promoting an African context of integrated, holistic urban development frameworks i.e. Sustainable City Strategies AND Developing a Sustainable City Research Cluster (a Centre of Excellence) to support interdisciplinary research into the same and to share best practice, based on a uniquely African context – to unlock sustainable (local) economic development, remote local economic competitiveness, and drive a locally led digital green knowledge economy, industries & skills.

Oluwanifemi Dahunsi

Founder, Teens World Empowerment (TWE)

OLUWANIFEMI DAHUNSI is a 17 year old changemaker who is passionate about making quality education and decent jobs accessible for young people through his organization Teens World Empowerment (TWE). TWE is a youth-led, non- profit organisation that aims to address the prevalent issue of unemployment amongst African youths. Through skill acquisition and by creating mentorship opportunities for youths across diverse backgrounds, Oluwanifemi seeks to support them in getting ready for the future of work.


Teens World Empowerment has empowered over 8,000 teenagers and recently concluded online, 21st century soft skill acquisition programs that reached close to 9000 teenagers via virtual events with a view to equipping them for a post COVID-19 era.

Ntsapho Madyibi

Founder, SAASE

Ntsapho Madyibi is the founder of SAASE, a non-profit organisation established to empower individuals to be change agents in their communities, by advancing education and entrepreneurship as a key driver for change.


She is passionate about youth development, leadership and education, and is currently completing her Masters degree in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation at Wits Business School.


Her work experience extends from financial services, working with youth development initiatives, which inspired her to start SAASE. She believes that social entrepreneurship provides a significant ground for a new generation of entrepreneurs within the population of unemployed graduates.

Daniel Dake Jnr

Founder, The Teens for Change Foundation

Daniel is a social entrepreneur, a tech enthusiast and a 2020 Global Teen Leader. He founded a project called Teens for Change Foundation, which aims to reduce the rate of at-risk out of school street children living in slum societies by providing them with an access to education and a vocational skills training free of cost, one street child at a time, one community at a time!


Since its founding in 2016, TFC has inspired 2,700+ street kids to get back to school. As part of the vision to create an inclusive community for children in slum societies, TFC launched its first learning center in 2017 providing free education and hand- crafts (vocational skills training) to slum children in Eti Osa LGA in Lagos, Nigeria. The learning center has supported 150 children to complete a secondary education and an additional 100 students to go on to higher education.


Daniel hopes to see a world where the inequality faced by children from slum communities is erased. A future where every child has an equal opportunity to dream and the inability to afford quality education does not limit anyone.

Falaq Tijani
Manager at SAHEL Consulting

Falaq is a Manager at Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited.

She has worked with development organizations, private organizations and government agencies on strategic assessment and planning, market analysis, national and regional policy analysis and entry strategies to inform investments in the African Agricultural sector.

She has worked on the downstream and upstream sectors across various value chains focusing on several countries in West Africa including Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria.

Falaq holds a BSc in Business Economics (First Class Honors) from the Anglia Ruskin University, England. She is proficient in French and English.