Frequently asked questions

What is the Global Shapers Community?

The Global Shapers Community is a network of young leaders between the ages of 20 and 30 years who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the youngest stakeholders of the Forum.

Who are Global Shapers?

Global Shapers are a group of highly selective young extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership roles in society and share a spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest.

How can I join the Abuja Hub?

We welcome energetic young people to join our hub. Our hub recruitment cycle opens every August with a call for applications. All applications are reviewed by a recruitment committee set up by the Hub. Applicants who show promise age invited for an interview and successful applicants are extended an invitation to join the Hub. Announcement will be made via our social media platforms

Do I get paid to be a shaper?

Abuja Hub members do not receive any financial reward for being a Shaper. We are a registered non profit organisation committed to volunteerism and community service.

Do you pay membership dues?

Yes Shapers are expected to pay a small fee every month. This fee is applied towards the running of the hub.

How are you able to fund your projects?

We are committed to ensuring that we deliver high impact with low cost. Our projects are funded through grants that we receive from our partner organizations who believe in our capacity to deliver results. We also rely on our local partners to provide in kind support to enable us run some of our projects.

How can I be a part of the Hub initiatives?

We are always looking to work with young people to expand the reach of our impact. Consider becoming a “Champion” with our SHAPE-UP Mentoring program by signing up here.

Do I pay to attend Hub events?

No. All our hub events are free and open to the public. Some of our events are restricted to only a few people because of the nature of the event, and perhaps the size of the venue.  But generally our events are open to residents and participation is usually by sign up.
Stay tuned on our social media channels for upcoming events.

How many Hubs are in Nigeria?

There are nine (9) hubs in Nigeria: Abuja, Calabar, Ibadan, Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Ozubulu, Port Harcourt and Uyo.