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Development Dialogue


Development Dialogue

Our annual conference, Development Dialogue, rallies development practitioners, CSR professionals, innovators, social entrepreneurs and NGO leaders. We explore the next big ideas, celebrate the power of social innovation as well as curate the role of the third sector as a key driver of economic growth and national prosperity. The Dialogue stirs powerful conversations and connects players for collaborations at diverse levels.

Previous Dialogues


Some of Nigeria’s most brilliant thought leaders have spoken at Development Dialogue including

Dr. Ousman Dore

Nigerian Country Director, African Development Bank

Ndidi Nwuneli

Founder, LEAP Africa, Co-founder, Sahel Partners

Mosun Layode

ED, African Philanthropy Forum

Gbenga Sesan

Founder, Paradigm Initiative of Nigeria

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Co-founder, ANDELA, Flutterwave

Chude Jideonwo

Co-founder, RED Media

Osayi Alile

CEO, ACT Foundation

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

CEO, RISE Networks

Funbi Falayi

Co-founder, Passion Incubator

Nike Adeyemi

ED, FATE Foundation

Seyi Oyebisi

Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs

Akin Olukiran

Founder, Institute of Voluntary Sector Management

Peter Bamkole

(Director, EDC, Pan Atlantic University

Dr. Bryon-Adesina

2019 Presidential Aspirant and Former Director, South Western Region, DFID

Akin Fatunke

Former Government and Corporate Communications Director, Mobil Producing Nigeria

Bekeme Masede

CEO, CSR in Action

Toyin Adesola

ED, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative

Oreoluwa Somolu-Lesi

ED, Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC

Peju Jaiyeoba

ED, Mothers’ Delivery Kit

Mfon Ekpo

Founder, Discovery Center

Olawale Adekunle

Founder, Tender Arts Nigeria

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Development Dialogue 2018

“Join thousands of other social innovators, change-makers and visionaries, at Development Dialogue – Africa’s leading thought-leadership conference, as we envision and actualise new possibilities for the Continent!

Since 2015, Ideation Hub Africa has led melting point conversations, policy discourse, energetic roundtables and innovation-driven learning immersions that help young Africans sharpen their foresight, expand their social mission and create sustainable change in their communities.

Development Dialogue is our Annual thought-leadership Conference for nonprofit leaders, development practitioners, changemakers, social innovators and impact-driven entrepreneurs, so that we can share ideas and curate the most powerful solutions for the continent’s toughest challenges.

The 5th Edition of Development Dialogue themed “Tipping Point Generation: Rise of the New Nigeria” will convene development practitioners, nonprofit professionals, social entrepreneurs and other key players in Government, Private Sector, Academia etc; to lead and participate in insightful discussions around The New Nigeria, the Role of Young People and Steps to Accelerate a United Front for our Nigerian Dream.

At the Dialogue, culture-shapers and thought-leaders across various sectors will share practical insights for facilitating systemic change, growing strong partnerships with the government, elevating the voice of the youth and leveraging new paradigms for influencing policy to deliver sustainable societal transformations!

Held as a hybrid event (so you can choose to attend LIVE, or join us virtually) on Friday, 10th December 2020; this Conference will feature Keynotes, Guest Sessions, High-Impact Panel Sessions with Q and A, Impact Think Tank Pitches, an Audience Open House and Social Innovators’ Showcase.

Register for Development Dialogue 2020