Lucy Kanu

Ashoka Fellow
Nigeria
Fellow Since 2007
Idea Builders

Citation

This profile was prepared when Lucy Kanu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Introduction
Lucy Kanu has designed a process for economic empowerment that prioritizes local aspirations, introduces outside resources without fostering dependence, and is replicable across sub-Saharan Africa. The success of her organization, Idea Builders, and her model to turn local ideas into powerful engines for development will mean a shift in the field to favor local ownership and strategies that build on success.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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