Social Good Nigeria Gets Support From Swedish Embassy – Abuja To Promote Social Entrepreneurship In Nigeria
Social Good Nigeria, Launched on 23rd of October 2014, is an ongoing project aimed at expanding the concept of #SocialGood across Nigeria. As a networked community of innovators and socio-preneurs, leveraging on the explosive power of digital technology and a desire to collaborate to promote social entrepreneurship across Nigeria, Social Good Nigeria has been announced to receive a grant from the Swedish Embassy in Abuja to promote Social entrepreneurship in 6 states of Nigeria.
With this grant, Social Good Nigeria will be able to expand its Social Good PopUp Incubator Project, which is currently available in Abuja only, to other areas of Nigeria’s South-East, South and North-East Region.
The Social Good Nigeria PopUp Incubator Project is designed as a monthly capacity development program for all techies and entrepreneurs, especially the #SocialGood focused, to learn business strategies and tips from global Swedish businesses including experience sharing from emerging and successful tech-entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals who have successfully built businesses and platforms that are more #SocialGood conscious as well corporately successful.
According to Esther Agbarakwe, Co-Founder of Social Good Nigeria, Nigeria remains a key partner to the International community in the fight to reduce poverty and promote youth employment. Social entrepreneurship is key in achieving a sustainable Nigerian society where young people and especially young women are informed, connected and empowered to be the change they want to see.
The Embassy is proud and happy to support and partner with Social Good Nigeria to increase the knowledge exchange between Sweden and Nigeria on social entrepreneurship, CSR and women’s rights, resources and representation says Ambassador Svante Kilander, Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria.