Our Projects and Programs

Abuja Dialogue Series

To create a platform where people’s voices can be heard and positive changes can be made in our community.

AGS Innovation Program

The Abuja Global Shapers' Innovation Programme was designed in linewith the Hub's mission; '...to tackle challenges through innovation...'

AGS North East Special Program

In partnership with Etisalat Nigeria, the project is aimed at sending 1,000 children in Yobe, Borno& Adamawa states back to school.

Amana Initiative

The Amana Initiative is an initiative of 9 projects in Northern Nigerian states funded by the American Embassy for Improving Mutual Understanding and Civil Society Relationship (‘The Amana Initiative’).

#Connect

Shapers Connect is our window to the world, a platform where non-shapers can interact with shapers and fellow young people who have a desire to have an impact on the state of the world.

Donation Drive

The Abuja Global Shapers Donation Drive has two components: Blood Donations and Resource Donations. The objective is to collaborate with the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) in raising awareness on saving lives by donating blood and increasing the blood bank in the city of Abuja as well as creating a platform to support victims of attacks and bomb blasts with relief and gift items.

Emerging Leaders Award

Emerging Leaders Program is to encourage young people to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism and become the change agents within their communities

Employabiity and Entrepreneuship Program

#AbujaEEP This project aims to tackle massive youth unemployment in Nigeria by delivering employability skills and entrepreneurship training and jobs to 10,000 youth by 2016.

Give a Gift

The #GiveAGift Project was launched in December 2013 by the Abuja hub of the Global Shapers Community, where we made ‘a miracle come true’ for kids at the Abuja Children’s Home (ACH) in Karu. Abuja as well as creating a platform to support victims of attacks and bomb blasts with relief and gift items.

Hub Launch and Anniversary

The Abuja Global Shapers Hub was birthed in November 2011 with the Founding Curator Ken Saro-Wiwa who selected its initial three members. This is to formally launch the Abuja Global Shapers Hub via a celebratory event.

Meet the Leader Series

To create a platform of engagement and inspire young people via enriching and interactive conversations with a dignitary or captain of industry.

Shape Africa

To host the largest gathering of Africa’s young leaders and change makers on the continent under the theme: Bold Solutions.

Shaping Davos

Shaping Davos is a conversation that features local solutions to global issues. Through a series of live events hosted by the Global Shapers Community, and using two-way live streaming and satellite broadcast technology, Shaping Davos connects 40 cities from around the world.

Shape-Up Mentoring

SHAPE-Up Mentoring is a unique and innovative early intervention programme designed to support and guide young people into the career pathways of their choice

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Overtime we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive ints presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love” Julian Assange So on October 2, 2015 we refused to be passive or tamed into silence. We decided that the usual changing of avatars […]

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As Esther read through the words of encouragement in the card signed by Nigerians from all walks of life, tears welled up in her eyes. She paused for a moment, clutching the card tightly against her chest and fighting back tears. Tears of joy. “God bless you guys one thousand times” she said repeatedly. “Thank […]

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Article by Anita Okemini and Amanda Archibong of the Abuja Global Shapers  Africa continues to receive the lowest share of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the world.  The UNCTAD investment report for 2016 estimates that Africa’s share of FDI inflow is ~ $59 Million, which is just 3% of the worlds FDI inflow – as […]

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As the world gathers for the 17th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) which holds in Durban, South Africa from the 3rd to 5th May 2017, two Global Shapers from the Abuja Hub have been selected to join key discussions.  In line with this year’s theme of  “Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership,”  […]

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Healthcare Returns to Oke-Ola Farm Settlement.

3,000 inhabitants of Oke-Ola Farm Settlement in Ogbomosho-South Local Government, Oyo State will now enjoy access to quality healthcare services as the Abuja Global Shapers Hub commission a newly revamped, refurbished and equipped Primary Health Center.This previously dilapidated and moribund facility was the only existing structure meant to carter for the healthcare needs of the […]

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As the world gathers for the 17th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) which holds in Durban, South Africa from the 3rd to 5th May 2017, two Global Shapers from the Abuja Hub have been selected to join key discussions.  In line with this year’s theme of  “Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership,”  […]

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Abuja Global Shapers Announce Winner Of Emerging Leaders Programme $3,250 Grant

Students from the University of Ibadan have won the Abuja Global Shapers Emerging Leaders Program Grant of $3,250 to renovate and equip a dispensary at Oke-Ola Farm Settlement in Ogbomosho South LG of Oyo State. The students had pitched before a team of 7 panelists including a Director of Ventures Platform. The winners were chosen […]

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Gearing Up for #ShapingDavos 2015: My Experience From Davos 2012 – Simi Fajemirokun

What is Davos? Honestly before I was selected as a Global Shaper, I never paid close attention. It was just a big shot meeting that very important people attended. It was a meeting for the ‘who is who’ in the world that preoccupied CNN with all its activities throughout the event. Then in January 2012, […]

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