Multi-stakeholder partnerships are crucial to leverage the inter-linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals to enhance their effectiveness and impact and accelerate progress in achieving the Goals. Through the combined experience of the keynote speakers, panel discussions, social impact stories and the 2030Now discussions, SocialGood Summit Lagos inspired others to take action towards the SDGs in Nigeria.
Social Good Summit Lagos kicked off on the 4th of Sept with a pre-summit cocktail at the Mitsubishi Motors Nigeria Showroom. Industry experts, key players, thought leaders and stakeholders gathered from the 5th Sept – 7th Sept at the third edition of SocialGood Summit Lagos at Kairos Hub, Lekki, Lagos.
With the theme Collaborating For Impact,” the SocialGood Summit Lagos 2019 created a space for analysis, discourse, exchange and interaction for thought leaders, decision-makers, professionals and stakeholders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, with the ultimate aim of fostering formidable collaborations and durable solutions to Nigeria’s developmental challenges using new media and technology.
Abraham Ologundudu and Aigbogun Oluwatobi, co-founders of SocialGood Lagos, said the essence of the SocialGood Summit Lagos is to gather the social, public and private sector to proffer long-lasting solutions that will enable sustainable impact.
Harriet Thompson, Deputy British High Commissioner in her special remarks at the summit said, Human development is key to making progress towards the development goals. She also emphasised on how collaboration is an aggregator for ideas and efforts.
Seyi Soremekun, The Information Officer, United Nation Information Centre, Lagos said, the SDGs is beyond just Corporate Social Responsibility and that development initiatives should be people-centred. He further said that all sectors must come together and the concept of synergy must be upheld to move forward.
Others speakers at the event include, Pearl Uzokwe – Director, Sustainability Sahara Group, Onyeka Akumah, Founder, FarmCrowdy, Dewunmi Alugbin, Head of Partnerships, Tony Elemelu Foundation, Ndifreke Okwuegbunam – Head of Programs, ACT Foundation, Ucy Rochas – Director-General, Rochas Foundation, Joel Ogunsola – SSA Innovation, Ondo State, Akachukwu Okafor – Founder & Principal Partner, Change Partners International, Julian Flosbach – General Manager, FairMoney Nigeria, , Damilola Olokesusi – Co-founder & CEO at Shuttlers, Bankole Oloruntoba – CEO, Nigeria Climate Innovation Center, Myles Igwebuike, Founder F&R Project, Jibike Faborede, Founder, Include Me Africa all discussed Collaborating for Impact; Inclusive transformation, Protecting the Planet and Shared Prosperity.
With support from Glendiffich, University of Sussex, Mitsubishi Motors Nigeria, and Eat and Go Limited. The #SGSLagos19 summit leveraged on technology and media to connect today’s generation to the SDGs.
The next edition of SocialGood Summit, Lagos is set to hold in September 2020.
ABOUT SOCIAL GOOD LAGOS
SocialGood Lagos is the newest chapter of the United Nations Foundation – +SocialGood global network aims to build a network of change-makers, social innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to share ideas and inspire sustainable solutions to pressing social issues in Lagos and Nigeria.
SocialGood Lagos is run by a group of community leaders, professionals, and thought leaders who are dedicated to making their local community a much better place.