About us

Next Leaders is an initiative of Youthspark Pan Africa designed to find, train and build a community of NextLeaders leveraging the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The initiative aims to equip young leaders, particularly secondary school students and undergraduates with essential leadership skills, empowering them to take on leadership roles within their schools. This initiative prioritizes the importance of nurturing and developing future leaders who contribute positively to their schools and communities.


NextLeaders Conference

The NextLeaders Conference is for secondary schools across Nigeria and beyond. Through the instrumentality of trained secondary school leaders/functionaries, the NextLeaders Conference seeks focuses on empowering students of public and private secondary schools, by providing a platform to enhance their leadership abilities, cultivate essential life skills, and inspire them to become impactful leaders in their communities. It brings together students from different schools for a transformative experience and fosters cross-breeding of ideas and talent development of the students.

The conference inspires and motivates young individuals by showcasing successful leaders, sharing inspiring stories, and presenting real-world examples of leadership. It ignites a passion for leadership and encourage participants to pursue their goals and aspirations with confidence and determination. 

The conference enhances participants’ leadership skills through practical workshops and training sessions. It focuses on developing skills such as effective communication, problem-solving, decision-making, teamwork, time management, and adaptability. These skills are crucial for young leaders to navigate challenges and succeed in their leadership roles.

Next Leader Programmes


NextLeaders Fellowship

The NextLeaders Fellowship is a 3-6 month capacity building program designed to empower undergraduate students with the skills, knowledge, and networks necessary to become effective change makers and leaders in their fields. This fellowship aims to provide a comprehensive and immersive experience that combines academic learning, professional development, and hands-on projects to enhance the participants’ leadership potential.


Meet the team

Raymond Okpani

Project Lead, Next LeadersNg

Divine Dominion

Project Co-ordinator

Greatdorlin Wisdom

Digital Communications Co-ordinator


Creative Design Lead

Peter Nnamchukwu

Creative Designer


Idimie George

Content Writer

Divine Dominion

Legal and Admin

Benjamin Oti


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