Lagos Food Bank Initiative thrilled to announce that our Executive Director/CEO Dr. Michael A. Sunbola  has been selected for the prestigious, highly competitive Ashoka Fellowship to receive life-long support and unique leadership development opportunities in recognition of his outstanding work in helping millions of Nigerians to access food, better nutrition and self-reliance initiatives whilst building a collaborative infrastructure to significantly reduce food waste.

For more than 40 years, Ashoka has built and nurtured the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world and we are super excited that he has become part of the renowned network of prominent Ashoka fellows, which includes notable individuals like Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Laureate), Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Laureate), among others. Ashoka follows as the world’s leading social entrepreneurs pursue system-changing solutions that permanently alter existing patterns of activity.

They champion innovative new ideas that transform society’s systems, providing benefits for everyone and improving the lives of millions of people.

On behalf of our CEO, we wish to extend our immense appreciation to the Venture Africa staff for their contribution culminating in this milestone.