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Development Dialogue 2022


Ideation Hub Africa is a public policy and impact advisory firm providing early-stage social entrepreneurs and non-profit professionals with experiential education, enterprise incubation, growth advisory and collaborative platforms to start, scale and sustain their big ideas for changing Africa. Since 2015, the organization via her platforms has led melting point conversations, policy discourse, energetic roundtables, and innovation-driven learning immersions that help young Africans hone their skills and expertise to expand their social mission and build a sustainable change in their communities.

Development Dialogue 2022 is Africa’s leading annual thought-leadership Conference designed for NGO Leaders, Development Practitioners, Non-profit Professionals, Social Innovators, Impact-driven Entrepreneurs, Political Leaders, and Changemakers across Nigeria and Africa to engage and learn from diverse experts in a one-day memorable conference that will transform their minds and provide clarity on the governance and leadership structure to achieve the Nigeria and the Africa of “Our Dreams”.

The 8th edition of Development Dialogue is themed: “Good Governance & Public Policy: The Roadmap to Rebuilding the Nation”. When considering a better future in Africa, we cannot ignore our leadership system, because a nation or a Continent is a reflection of its leadership. Leaders shape and mould their countries in the form they want, and determine the course of events and actions in their countries. 

This year’s conference will connect and bring together African leaders from all walks of life who have taken the lead to initiate policies and structures on good governance in Nigeria, and across the African Continent.

The Discussions at the 2022 Development Dialogue (virtual conference) will be anchored on:

Welcome Address

Keynote Speech

Youth Spotlight Chat

Spoken Word

Panel Sessions

African Playlet

Q and A

Open House Discussion

What to Expect at the 2022 Development Dialogue (Virtual Conference) on November 24th, 2022

Mind-Blowing Keynote Sessions:  

Experience a shift in your mind, career as a social saviour and changemaker, life and ultimately in your organization as you listen to our outstanding keynote speakers and participate in the conversations at the conference

Your social impact journey doesn’t have to be lonely, and we’ve always explored the power of community and collaboration at IDEATION HUB AFRICA. Meet, network and connect with a diverse and amazing community of leaders, expertise and change makers in this year’s conference.  

As you listen, learn, connect and converse with like-minded people in thought-provoking conversations in the conference, you will acquire powerful skills, innovative ideas that will advance your career and work. 

Meet some of our DD 2022 Speakers
Mrs Alero Ayida-Otobo

Keynote Speaker

Founder, Incubator Africa

CEO, School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG)

Eldrid Jordaan​

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at GovChat.Org (South Africa)

Debola Deji-Kurunmi

Executive Director, Ideation Hub Africa

Convener, Development Dialogue

Hon Utaara Mootu

Namibian Politician and Youth Leader/Activist

Mark Amaza

Senior Communications Officer, Yiaga Africa

Abayomi Akinbo

Civil Society Specialist (Nigeria Open Government Partnership Secretariat) The World Bank.

Petrider Paul

Youth advisory board member of the United Nations Human Rights office of the High Commissioner Geneva office

Anoziva Marindire-Mutize

Founder and Director of The Usawa Institute

Luopou Marthe Loua

Facilitator, BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections)

INEC (Guinea)

Obinna Osisiogu​

Founder, ACE Centre, Convener, WeVote Nigeria

Karimot Odebode

SDG Young Leader @unyouthenvoy

Fellow @glblctzn

Poet, Founder @theblackgirlsdream

Caleb Adebayo

Lawyer and Spoken-Word Poet

Development Dialogue 2022

Virtual Dialogue


Development Dialogue 2022

Development Dialogue 2022

Dialogue + Replay


Development Dialogue 2022
N 20, 000

Development Dialogue 2022

Dialogue + Replay + Retreat


Development Dialogue 2022
N 75,000

Meet DDK

Debola Deji-Kurunmi is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, ministry gift, public policy advisor and transformational coach for visionary leaders. Through her work of coaching, consulting and capacity building, Debola deploys her extraordinary gift of unlocking potential in people, institutions and nations.

She is Executive Director at Ideation Hub Africa (a public policy and impact advisory firm), Founder of IMMERSE Coaching Company (a professional coaching practice) and President at Kingdom Leaders Global Alliance (a non-denominational Christian Ministry).

Debola has been severally recognized for her outstanding leadership impact, with her transformational work featured on TV, international news and media. She has received several awards including 2014 New Leader for Tomorrow in the order of business, government, and parliaments at the Crans Montana Forum in Geneva; an award conferred before several Presidents and world leaders.

She served twice as a Mentor on the Queen’s Young Leader Awards (a UK Government fellowship that honors exceptional young leaders in the Common Wealth). In 2018, she was selected by the US Government as one of Africa’s most promising young leaders and a Mandela Washington Fellow. In 2019, she was listed as one of 100 Most Inspiring Nigerian Women and announced as Nigeria’s Leading Coach at the 2021 Motherland Awards. Recently, DDK was honored as one of Nigeria’s 50 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria 2022 by Business Day.

Watch some of our Members share Their Epic Transformation at previous Development Dialogue