Not less than 24 Universities and Polytechnics across Nigeria are expected to compete for at the Enactus National Competition for an opportunity to represent Nigeria at the Prestigious Enactus World Cup taking place at the Silicon Valley, San Jose, California in the United States in September 2019.
The National Business challenge, scheduled to take place between 10th and 12th July, 2019, is an annual signature event that showcases the impact that Enactus is making in businesses and in communities throughout the country.
Themed “Leapfrogging Human Capital Development”, the competition which is co-sponsored by African Capital Alliance Foundation, Seplat Petroleum Development Company and Axa Mansard Insurance Plc will highlight the innovative and business solutions that Enactus students are deploring through community based and educational projects to address real problems for real people throughout the country and inspiring hope in them for a better tomorrow.
It will also showcase how, through the Enactus programme, the thought pattern of participating students is being developed and guided such that they are prepared for leadership positions tomorrow.
Activities lined up for the National Competition this year are: the season 2 of the Sahara Energy challenge tagged “Reaching the Goals”, a partnership project with Sahara Group which is aimed at developing innovations in energy efficiency and energy conservation thus addressing Goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals;
The Aspire Coronation Trust (Act) Foundation Leadership Challenge 2 which was structured to enable the Enactus teams develop social innovations and enterprises that creates economic opportunities for the people. Also to take place is the Enactus Nigeria Leadership and Innovation Summit sponsored by Act Foundation and themed “Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations: A Tool for Achieving Sustainable Large Scale Social Impact”.
Expected panelist for the Leadership and innovation summit will include: Tonye Cole, Co-Founder and Former CEO/Managing director of Sahara Group; Abosede Alimi, director, Strategy, Funding and Stakeholder Management at Lagos State Employment Fund; Osayi Alile, CEO of Act Foundation and Kumbi Wuraola, Principal Consultant, Discover Your Potential. There are also exciting non-competitive activities to be held during the national competition such as the Alumni Exhibition showcasing success stories of Enactus Nigeria Alumni.
According to the organisers, “Today, owing to their increased capacity and commendable work ethics and drive, testimonies abound about how Enactus Alumni are positively impacting the market place, leading change and making significant contributions to organizational growth and national transformation”.
Enactus is an international non-profit organisation that is improving the quality of life of people around the world providing business solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges in their communities. Enactus is a community of Student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives.