#FromNadirToApogee is a platform for dialogue: a space for personal and social reformation. This platform is a melting point of ideas from dynamic youths across Africa. Ideas that spans transformational leadership, educational development, business insight etc. Discussions on this platform are flexible and are in tune with growing challenges across Africa as they emerge.
The first meeting this year, #FromNadirToApogee will explore discussion on writing as an instrument for social change and the need for educational grass root development across Africa. To facilitate these discussions are: Munachim Amah and Victoria Ibiwoye.
Date: Saturday, 7th April, 2018.
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.
Munachim Amah is a young African writer passionate about the narrative of Africa. As a writer, he explores the cross-roads on family, loss and gender, by bringing to fore conversations our society grapple with. He is an alumnus of the Chimamanda Adichie Farafina Trust writing workshop, and currently a digital journalist with CNN Africa. In 2017, his short story: Stolen Pieces won the Writivism award in Africa. Most of his short fiction and creative non-fiction have been published in Saraba magazine, African writer, Kalahari review, Bakwa magazine etc.
At 24, Victoria Ibiwoye is the Director of OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning, a fellow of the United State Institute of Peace and the new Youth Representative to the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee, the global coordination mechanism for the SDG-4. She is a strong advocate for equitable and sustainable education as a fundamental human right for all children. Victoria has participated in several high-level consultations at the UN level to dialogue with education stakeholders and call on world leaders to increase their political commitment to finance global education. A youth facilitator with over four years experience on education for peace and sustainable development, Victoria has worked with leading organisations like UNESCO, the US Institute of Peace and Equity to facilitate workshops for youth leaders on global citizenship education and peacebuilding. In 2017, she was recognized as one of 100 Most Influential Young Africans by African Youth Awards; and as the most influential young Nigerian in the field of Leadership and Civil Society. Recently, The Guardian recognized her as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria.