Nigeria Network of NGOs Launches Yemisi Ransome-Kuti Leadership Awards with N 50,000 cash prize for winner.

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Nigeria Network of NGOs Launches Yemisi Ransome-Kuti Leadership Awards with N 50,000 cash prize for winner.

 The first generic membership body for civil society organizations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues.

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 27, 2015/- The Nigeria Network of NGOs (www.nnngo.org ) has announced the launch of the Yemisi Ransome-Kuti (YRK) Leadership Awards to honour outstanding Nigerians working in the not-for-profit sector who exemplify the leadership ideals of Ms. Yemisi Ransome-Kuti, a civil society activist and founding Executive Director of the Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO). This award is the first for celebrating civil society actors in Nigeria. Participants in the award will compete for N 50,000 cash prize and a one year technology support.

Endowed by World Hope Foundation a Nigerian and United States of America based Foundation; the YRK Leadership Award will be presented to an individual whose leadership within the Nigerian 3rd sector space, activities, causes or organizations have improved community life in any part of the Country. The Award also comes with one year of free technology support from TechLooms, our technology partners.

‘’We are launching the YRK Leadership Award in order to celebrate Ms Yemisi Ramsome-Kuti for her outstanding record of leadership in the not-for-profit sector and for the country but also to celebrate social entrepreneurs who engage and collaborate as they work to promote sustainable change in their areas of focus, transformational leaders who work across borders to motivate and mobilize those they lead and to significantly raise the profile and impact of the broader civil society sector in Nigeria’’, says NNNGO Executive Director, Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi. ‘’Additionally we are launching our Executive Mentoring and Coaching for Nigerian NGOs a comprehensive approach to equip leaders within the 3rd sector in Nigeria with the right set of skills to manage challenges and opportunities by leveraging expert knowledge and finding new ways of achieving effectiveness’’.

Applications for the YRK Awards and Executive Mentoring and Coaching for Nigerian NGOs will open on June 1 and close on June 30th and 15th respectively. Civil society organizations from any part of the country are eligible to apply as long as they are members of the Network in good standing.

Further details and information on applications can be found at http://www.nnngo.org/the-yemisi-ransome-kuti-leadership-award/ and http://www.nnngo.org/executive-mentoring-and-coaching-for-nigerian-ngos/

The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organizations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues. Established in 1992, NNNGO represents over 1000 organizations ranging from small groups working at the local level, to larger networks working at the national level. www.nnngo.org

Article by Seyi Oyebisi

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