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MasterCard Foundation President to speak at LEAP Africa’s SIP Awards 2019

LEAP Africa in collaboration with Union Bank is set to hold its annual Innovators Programme and Awards (SIPA) 2019 at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre in Lagos on November 14.

The 2019 SIPA is the 7th edition of the awards ceremony where LEAP Africa, with the support of Union Bank, will unveil emerging Nigerian social innovators and change agents under the age of 35, who are operating in diverse fields across the country, and offer them sponsorship into the one-year Fellowship to scale their innovations into sustainable and thriving enterprises.

Billed to speak at the event is Reeta Roy, president/CEO of Mastercard Foundation, who will deliver the keynote at the event, will speak on this year’s theme, “People, Profit, Planet: The Tripartite Win” to advance the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) framework and the possibilities of realising human development, sustainable enterprises and a safer planet.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Roy was the divisional vice president of Global Citizenship and Policy at Abbott, and was vice president of the Abbott Fund. Roy also worked at the United Nations before joining the private sector.

Roy will be joined by globally recognised professionals such as Clare Omatseye, MD JNC International; Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro, Founder of MitiMeth; Solape Hammond, SA to Lagos State Governor on SDGs and acting Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment amongst other award-winning social innovators in Nigeria as panelists at the 2019 SIPA.

This year’s edition of the Social Innovators programme awards aims to bring key stakeholders and leaders across various business spheres into this forum to drive conversations, proffer solutions and highlight opportunities for collaboration in a bid to actualising the Sustainable Developmental Goals.