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Monday, February 4 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
A Thousand Lives: How Stories Influence Social Change

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Stories are important in driving the vehicle of social change. Throughout history, stories relating to human rights abuses, government policies, and social justice have all helped to push forward progress around the world.

Mandela Washington Fellows are a crop of young people who are working to influence their communities and countries through stories and action. Some Fellows have illuminated the plight of disadvantage kids in slum communities, others have demonstrated how simple things like art can be used to influence a group of young people to promote change.

A Thousand Lives: How Stories Influence Social Change panelist will present the inspiring impact of the work they have done in order to bring change to their community using different storytelling techniques.

Participants will learn
  • the art of using visual, kinesthetic, and auditory methods to tell compelling stories about the work they do in their communities.how stories can be used to drive social change
  • how stories are interwoven and how best to frame isolated ideas into a big picture story.
  • how to use stories to apply for grants and funding
  • how to use stories to show growth and impact

The Mandela Washington Fellowship and the YALI Network in Nigeria work to develop and promote young leaders who look within their communities and find specific areas in which they can serve to bring change to such communities.

This session is powered by the passion and success of Mandela Fellows from across the continent and is coordinated by the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association (Nigeria Chapter) and IREX.

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Ugochi Obidiegwu

HSE Professional, Ulomka Multi Solutions Ltd
Ugochi Obidiegwu is a Safety Education Advocate, Author and Speaker. She shows you how to make your everyday personal and business life much safer. She is passionate about improving safety consciousness because she believes an enlightened society is a safer place for all. She also... Read More →
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Rebecca Ebenezer-Abiola

Project Coordinator, African Radio Drama Association (Arda)
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'Lamide Johnson

Chief Of Staff, Ventures Platform
I am a self-taught business storyteller, creative writer, human capital strategist, and published author. I am the founder of The Business Storytelling Company, where I and my team design businesses and create narratives that inspire communication with customers, employees, and investors.I... Read More →
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Sepiso Mwange

Lecturer, University Of Namibia
Sepiso Mwange is a lecturer in the Performing Arts Department at the University of Namibia, an Applied Theatre practitioner, performing artist (actress and director) and public speaker. Two things she is very passionate about is using Theatre/Drama for social change and communication.She... Read More →
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Adedayo Adeniyi (Dayo Nigeria)

Founder, Matadors Leadership Institute
Dayo is a professional public speaker, an expert in training and coaching people for peak performance and a community mobilizer. He has a track record of helping organizations expand their network, manage performance and help companies and social entrepreneurs leverage on the power... Read More →

Monday February 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CET
Experience Stage