Innocent was dedicated to supporting young people, and his work imbibed the principles of anti-colonial, racial justice, and feminist principles. He believed in supporting the next generation of young leaders and worked closely with many young leaders to enable the growth and development of their work. Having begun his career as a young activist himself, Innocent understood the struggles of young leaders and believed that they were integral to the development and political stability of Nigeria.
As an affirmation of Innocent’s efforts, several studies have shown that to develop, West Africa needs to invest in its bulging number of youths below the age of 30 who constitute a significant proportion of the region’s population.
The Fellowship Experience
The Fellowship will provide support (technical assistance and sub-grants) and unique learning opportunities for young Nigerians. The fellowship engagements will be built around three key disciplines:
- Management – Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofits
- Public Policy and Governance – Law, Criminal Justice Administration, Policing and Security Sector Reforms
- Impact Investing and International