Babban Gona Wins Prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship


In recognition of its work to increase the profitability of thousands of smallholder farmers in Northern Nigeria over the last 6 years, Babban Gona emerged as the first for-profit enterprise to win the Skoll Award for Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations have already had significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems, and invests directly in the promise of even greater impact at scale. Each Awardee receives a three-year core support investment to scale their work and increase their impact.

They also gain leverage through their long-term participation in a global community of visionary leaders and innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. The selected Awardees focus on one or more of the following issues: Environmental Sustainability, Education, Economic Opportunity, Health, Peace and Human Rights, and Sustainable Markets. The award will be presented at Oxford University on April 5th 2017.

Read more about the announcement here. Kola Masha, MD of Babban Gona, was also interviewed about the Skoll Award in a recent B Magazine feature.

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