In 2017, ImpactLabs Global organized a summer workshops in the University of Benin, Nigeria

The Speakers

Our goal was to work with speakers who showed excellence in their fields and remained relatable to our target students

​Ogbemudia Eddy Uwoghiren

Eddy is a Nigerian Medical Student passionate about youth development. He is a freelance campus/ feature medical journalist with national dailies in Nigeria, where he investigates underreported issues in the Nigerian health sector, demystify misconceptions about health issues; assume a position on health issues all in a bit to influencing government health policies and making healthcare a mainstream issue in Nigeria.

He is a fellow of the Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), alumni of the Tolerance Academy summer school, an initiative of the United Nations Alliance for Civilization (UNAOC) and participant at the 2015 Impact Labs Summer School.

As social media Brand strategist with the Nigerian Medical Students’ Association (NiMSA) between October 2015- April 2017, he implemented social media strategy to align with NiMSA goals; performed research on current benchmarks and audience preference; implemented new features to raise public awareness on antibiotics misuse, mental health, cardiovascular diseases and HIV/AIDS via social media.

Eddy represented Nigeria at the 2017 Healthcare Leadership summer school in Kentucky, United States of America and he is an MCW Young leaders who received leadership training in July 2017 at New York University, USA.

He holds a certificate in Citizen Journalism from the Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism in Jordan.

An active volunteer with NGO’s involved in rendering free healthcare to underserved communities in Nigeria, Eddy wants to leverage on investigative Medical journalism to transform Africa’s health sector.

Ifeoluwa Owolabi

Ifeoluwa is a young architect, writer and illustrator who believes that creativity is a deliberate mix of arts and scientific reasoning. She had both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. She was the first prize winner of The Pro-chancellor’s competition for the best Facade re-design of the EDM Faculty Building in OAU where she considered the factors of Sustainable Architecture, Existing culture and Construction cost in her design proposal. Ife has a passion for design research and theory in Architecture, and she currently runs an Architecture blog (www.architectnextdoor.blogspot.com); her objective is to reach and enlighten all the stakeholders of the built-Environment: Designers and End-users using creative writing as a tool. She lives in Lagos and works as a project Architect at HomeWork Design and Development; a private firm which provides Architectural services and develops properties for organisations and individuals. She is very keen on exploring more innovative areas of Architecture, especially green architecture as a means to cause positive change in the world.

Akagu Clarence

Akagu Clarence was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Growing up as a kid, curious about the world around him he loves to tinker and apply scientific experiments exploring open-source projects like coding and building mini robots. Akagu aspires to help humanity become a space faring species. He is curious about diversity and cultures while learning the German language with a passion for mechanical and manufacturing engineering at Coventry University in England, exploring and traveling. Akagu is a co-developer working on the open-source Hyperloop, an annual competition project proposed on June 15, 2015 by the CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk. The Hyperloop is a concept for a new form or the fifth mode of transport that is fast, autonomous and runs on clean energy with a potential goal to become a paradigm shift in high-speed transportation, transit humanity to a clean energy era, alleviate traffic on Earth and maybe transport humans in space.  (AF SGW) created from United Nations recommendations, SGAC is a global network of students and young professionals in the space sector. With over 4,000 members in 90 countries between the ages of 18 and 35, SGAC is a platform for the youth to voice their opinions at the highest levels in the UN, which is where Akagu volunteers as a Communications Co-ordinator for the 1st African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) with a goal to make Africa a leading frontier of the global space industry.