Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

The King Baudouin Foundation Honors Founder of WeCyclers, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

On October 25, The King Baudouin Foundation, the leading resource for philanthropic giving to Europe and Africa, held a private dinner at Sea Grill in New York City to honor Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola the founder of WeCyclers. WeCyclers is a Lagos-based social enterprise focused on giving low-income communities in developing countries a chance to capture value from …

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Apply: €100,000 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award

The 2019 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards Program, in partnership with The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is now open. The awards will celebrate inspirational young people from all over the world with existing initiatives, products or services that are tackling some of the world\’s social and environmental issues. This year\’s entries will focus …

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Apply: €50,000 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards recognizes and supports brilliant young innovators tackling the planet’s biggest environmental and social challenges, and helping them to achieve scale for impact. From simple solutions with far-reaching impacts for child nutrition, to ground breaking technologies to cut greenhouse emissions, these changemakers are challenging business as usual and leading the way to …

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$500 Up For Grabs: Apply for the Unilever-WeCyclers Product Design Competition

In line with Unilever’s commitment to continually conserve the environment, create more job opportunities and promote entrepreneurship among the youths; the company has partnered with Wecyclers, to empower youths and make sustainable living a commonplace in Nigeria.We want to challenge the designers, innovators, and creators of tomorrow. That’s why we are promoting a product design …

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The 2016 AWP Network Power List

Be the Change. Be Inspired. Be You.  Recognizing (40) African women with powerful, inspiring and influential voices. At the AWP Network, we aim to encourage more African women with powerful voices who will continue to create programs and policies that support the development and growth of African women and girls. Introducing Africa\’s leading women (1) …

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WeCyclers Wins Case Foundation Pitch For Lagos Competition

The AWP Network salutes and congratulates Wecyclers on winning the 2015 Pitch For Lagos competition, an event chaired by Steve Case, co-founder of America Online (AOL) and founder of the Case Foundation. Wecyclers is a response to local waste issues in Lagos, where only 40 percent of the city’s garbage is collected. The World Bank also estimates that only …

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Young African Women Entrepreneurs Offer Advice on How to Start a Business With No Money

Voices of African Women Entrepreneurs “The easiest way to get funding is to build a team. You will be surprised at how quickly your idea takes off when you have a solid group of people equally passionate about your idea. Also, like our parents say, two (or more) heads are better than one. The diversity …

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The 2014 AWP Network Power List

Be the change. Be Inspired. Be you. Recognizing (40) African women with powerful, inspiring, and influential voices. Introducing Africa’s leading women! At the AWP Network, we aim to encourage more African women with powerful voices who will continue to create programs and policies that support the development and growth of African women and girls. 1. Arunma …

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Lagos-based Company WeCyclers Wins 2014 Sustainia Award

Chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nigerian initiative – Wecyclers recently won the 2014 Sustainia Award. The solution enables low-income communities to make money from waste piling up in their streets. By deploying a fleet of cargo bicycles to collect and recycle un-managed waste, Wecyclers lets families exchange garbage for consumer goods via an SMS-based point system. Wecyclers …

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