Changemakers' Room

International Training Forum, gathering some of the world’s most aspiring minds to identify world’s most pressing local and global problems, ideate solutions, develop international mobility projects to create interventions and to exchange best practices.

AFRICA EDITION - Registrations are now open
July 15th - 22nd 2018 | LAGOS, NIGERIA

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The world's most pressing problems transcend national borders, calling for collective action and international cooperation. World's most aspiring minds join hands together with philanthropists, visionary political leaders, acclaimed practitioners and pioneers of grassroots movements from across the globe to identify local and global problems and create social-impact-oriented international mobility projects supported by the Global Social Change Ecosystem - Make Room.

It is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation in order to equip changemakers from across the globe with the skill-sets required to create innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.

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Changemakers' Room • 15.07.2018 - 22.07.2018 | Lagos, Nigeria

This Changemakers’ Room brings some of the best minds from across the globe to address the most pressing problems in the areas of Climate, Education, Inequality and Health. Lagos, Nigeria is the perfect location to meet like minded individuals, ideate, build international mobility projects solving some of the most pressing issues of today. Participants at the Changemakers’ Room include an excellent mix of entrepreneurs, youth workers, activists, social workers, grassroots professionals, students and active citizens alike. Six days of experiential learning platform that enables individuals to collaborate in pursuit of solutions and create community impact projects.

The Changemakers' Room 2018 Africa Edition is organized by Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative (CRALI), The African Network of Youth Policy Experts (AfriNYPE)
in collaboration with Make Room, Global Social Change Ecosystem, Work In Progress Association and Orion - Choose to Be A Star .

Programme overview

The programme has been split across four major phases, each phase aiming to achieve defined objectives and goals.
In the following months after the Forum in Lagos, Nigeria the detailed program is elaborated upon.

Phase I - Changemakers' Room - Welcome to the Ecosystem

Changemakers' Room international Training Forum is the Phase I. During this stage, changemakers undergo an intense training in learning human centered design and logical framework analysis to identify solutions. Changemakers form working groups and begin developing international mobility projects. Changemakers are also introduced to the other stakeholders of the international ecosystem - mentors, funding agencies, entrepreneurs and NGOs.

Phase II - Finalizing Social Impact Projects

Second phase begins soon after the conclusion of the Training Forum. During this phase, the changemakers work on finalizing the projects addressing their chosen issue. Groups identify the innovative aspect of their project, nurture relationships with local and global organizations to implement and take up the proposal to the Make Room, Global Social Change Ecosystem. This phase usually takes 2-4 months to complete.

Phase III - Implementation & Execution Phase

Upon successful acceptance for funding, each project will move to the implementation phase, both locally and internationally. With multiple mobility activities spread over partner countries, the group proceeds to build its intervention and exchange bes practices in stages. This phase typically lasts for 12 - 36 months.

Phase IV - Follow up & Social Impact

At the of the project, the focus groups in collboration with the Make Room team will identify the most effective follow up activities to ensure multiplier effect and greater social impact.

Current & Past Visionaries/Trainers of the Changemakers' Room

During the 6 day Training Forum Changemakers will:

Identify problems

Work closely together with local and global communities in a stimulated environment to identify and shortlist the world's most pressing problems to be addressed.

Innovate Solutions

Create innovative, sustainable solutions to the problems identified. Become a torchbearer for positive social change within your community.

Develop skills

Develop the skill-set required to translate ideas into action. Gather the tools needed to execute innovative solutions within your local community and gain experience in negotiation, diplomacy, consensus-building for leadership.

Effective Immersion Studies

Gain in-depth knowledge of how change is being addressed through effective field visits to government institutions, not for profit organisations and social enterprises.

Write Projects

Gain expertise of Logical Framework Analysis and Human Cenetered Design approach in developing international mobility projects to solve the identified issues.

Evenings with Legends

Learn from the best and work closely together with world’s leading practitioners and thinkers. Network with relevant stakeholders including youth, academicians, Nobel laureates, government officials, social entrepreneurs, and civil society organisations

Panel Sessions

Be a part of controversial and hot topic discussions with other changemakers and world leading practitioners. Advocate and showcase your work at the grassroots to a global community

Social Change Ecosystem

Become the first changemaker in your country, accredited to execute Global Social Change Ecosystem's supported projects. Be a part of a global network and become a mentor to future changemakers in your country.


Be a part of a nurturing Global Social Change Ecosystem fostering intellectual and practical collaboration among changemakers at the grassroots and macro level government institutions.

Eligibility of Changemakers

If you are eager to begin an immediate climate action,
are passionate about bringing quality education to all and
are keen on solving rising inequality issues,
this call is for you!

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Our Current & Past Partners

Changemakers' Room works in collaboration with distinguished experts from leading organizations from across the world
who serve as mentors and supporters to the changemakers.

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Registration & Fees

Accepted changemakers will be informed within 7 days of registration and will be required to pay the Training Fee.
The Training Fee covers shuttle service, accommodation, food, field visits, cultural sessions, field immersion studies,
the training materials, interactions with visionaries and the Training Forum.

Africa based changemakers - USD 200
Global changemakers - EUR 500

Register before April 27th 2018!


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