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African MasterClass Series


African MasterClass Series

The African MasterClass Series is an online immersive learning experience that empowers early-stage non-profit professionals, entrepreneurs, social innovators and changemakers to solve pressing problems on the continent and scale lasting impact through innovation. Africa is rising and requires innovators, thought-leaders and visionaries who will work with big ideas and leverage collaboration to birth our new future.

Now more than ever before, things will never be the same again. How can we ride on the waves of the current disruption to trigger transformations for our communities and nations?

A key goal of the Masterclass Series is to enlighten changemakers on the importance of embracing social innovation to the continent, build an ecosystem for changemakers to access the knowledge they require to get the job done, and facilitate valuable mentorship access, by connecting global leaders and African innovators with young changemakers.

Launched in August 2020, the African Masterclass Series has been hosted twice.


All Modules are fully delivered online, complete with Mentor Interviews, Course Videos, Worksheets, Case Studies and other Supporting Resources.

The African Masterclass Series I covers the 15 Pillar Competencies for “Creating and Scaling Social Impact” across the SDG themes within the African context.


The African Masterclass Series II features 12 Social Innovators sharing their innovation journey in “The Budding Social Innovators in Africa Storytelling Series” emphasizing the importance of social innovation in fixing Africa.


Module One

Africa is on the Rise with Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative

Module Two

The Power of a Compelling Vision and Personal Leadership with Olamide Johnson, Story Teller/Tutor/Author

Module Three

Finding your Place in the SDGs with Crystal Chigbu, Founder/Executive Director, The Irede Foundation

Module Four

Understanding the Social Innovation Model with Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder, Leap Africa

Module Five

Understanding Business for Social Good with Adepeju Jaiyeoba, Founder, Brown Button Foundation

Module Six

Partnering through Public Policy and Government Engagement with Oluseun Onigbinde, Co-Founder/Director, BudgIT Foundation

Module Seven

Integrating Sustainability Practices and Principles in Social Impact Projects with Sola Amusan, Chief Executive Officer – Coven Works

Module Eight

The Organizational Effectiveness Toolkit with Mrs Ini Laura Abimbola, CEO/Lead Consultant, ThistlePraxis Consulting

Module Nine

Best Practices for Social Impact Measurement and Monitoring with Tope Ogundipe, Develoment Consultant

Module Ten

Understanding Business for Social Good with Adepeju Jaiyeoba (Nigeria).

Module Eleven

Scaling Impact through Partnerships and Collaborations with Somto Mbelu, Advocacy and Communications Manager, PharmAccess Foundation

Module Twelve

Working to implement Corporate Social Responsibility with Oluseyi Ojurongbe, CSR Professional/Manager at Sahara Foundation

Module Thirteen

Leveraging New Media as a Tool for Advocacy with John Obidi. Chief Executive Officer & Editor-in-Chief, Headstart Africa

Module Fourteen

Alternative Strategies for Attracting Funding and Investments with Dr Omotola Akinsola, Nonprofit/NGO Consultant, the Funding Magnet

Module Fifteen

The Social Impact Project Management Checklist with Debola Deji-Kurunmi, Executive Director, Ideation Hub Africa.
To access the African Masterclass Series I, Register here
To access African Masterclass Series II, Register here