Let’s Talk About Lagos State

Located in the South-Western geopolitical zone of Nigeria with an estimate population of 25 million people. The smallest in area (square metres) of Nigeria’s 36 states, Lagos State is arguably the most economically important state of the country. It is a major financial centre and would be the fifth largest economy in Africa, if it were a country. Lagos State is bounded on the North and East by Ogun State. In the West, it shares boundaries with the Republic of Benin. Behind its southern borders lies the Atlantic Ocean. 22% of its 3,577 sq. km. are lagoons and creeks.

About The Global Shapers Community

The Global Shapers Community is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. We believe in a world where young people are central to solution building, policy-making and lasting change.

Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30, working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 7000 members, the community spans about 400 city based hubs in 153 countries.

In each city, teams of Shapers, self organize to create problems that address the needs of their community. Projects are wide ranging from responding to disasters and combating poverty, to fighting climate change and building inclusive communities. Shapers are diverse in expertise, education, income and race, but are united by their desire to bring about change.

About The Lagos Hub

The Global Shapers Community, Lagos Hub is one of the multi-communities initiated by the World Economic Forum with membership of young people; identified and selected due to their achievement and exceptional leadership potential to shape their communities through social and professional endeavours.

The fast-paced nature of our city, Lagos reflects the dynamism in our activities, vision for the hub and our country at large. Drawn from business, nonprofit, public service across major sectors of the Nigerian economy, the hub also plays host to numerous transiting shapers and investors alike, all attempting to get a share of a promising market.

This is why we take responsibility to shape the minds of young people, teenagers and influence ecosystems through our initiatives in order to ensure a brighter and more rewarding future for us all. Our initiatives are hinged on: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability, Education and Future of Works, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainable Cities among other strategic partnerships with many local and international organisations.

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