World Pulse Community Member Busayo from Nigeria Wins $25,000 IMAGINE Prize

7 March, 2016—Congratulations to World Pulse Community Leader,Busayo Obisakin! Busayo, who has been active with World Pulse for seven years, has been an incredible leader in our community as a Vocal Contributor, Listener, and Voices of Our Future Graduate in 2009. She has led the Economic Empowerment Group and currently facilitates the Gender-Based Violence Group as a Community Champion, and she has just led a training for the Voices of Our Future Winter Class of 2016!

Now,Josie Maran Cosmetics and the Empowerment Institute announceBusayo Obisakin and her NGO Women’s Inspiration Center as thewinner of the third annual Josie Maran Cosmetics IMAGINE Prize forher outstanding work with IMAGINE Nigeria. The prize of $25,000will be awarded directly to Women’s Inspiration Center for thecontinuation of its work with IMAGINE Nigeria. The award will bepresented on March 8 International Women’s Day, in Nairobi,Kenya where Busayo will be attending the Advanced IMAGINEAfrica Training.The Josie Maran Cosmetics IMAGINE Prize is awarded annually to the IMAGINE NGO Partnerwho has demonstrated the following:

1. A passionate understanding and commitment to IMAGINE’S four-day EmpowermentWorkshop and it’s capacity to deliver agency as the missing piece in the empowerment

2. A proven capacity to make the necessary cultural translation both in the written materialsas well as the delivery of the four-day Empowerment Workshop.

3. Completion of the minimum of 200 women trained in the four-day EmpowermentWorkshop along with the careful documentation of results demonstrating the impact of thefour-day workshop to deliver agency and self–efficacy to participants.

4. An ongoing commitment to IMAGINE’S work in her country through: continued innovationin reaching larger numbers of her population, continued commitment to the carefuldocumentation of results of the four-day mpowerment Workshop, and a passion inhelping to shape the future of IMAGINE as a global initiative.

Busayo Obisakin has not only fulfilled these criterion, but gone way beyond them in thenumbers of women she has trained, her innovation with the Empowerment Workshop withinthe Global Cookstove Alliance, her presentation of the Empowerment work in Liberia, and herinnovation with her husband Makanjuola Obisakin offering the Empowerment Workshop to themen of Nigeria. She has shown a rare and exemplary strength under frequently difficultcircumstances.

  • GERA
    Mar 07, 2016
    Mar 07, 2016

    Congrats Busayo! That's awesome!!

  • maggink05
    Mar 07, 2016
    Mar 07, 2016

    Congrats! GOOD JOB.

  • Sarah  Murali
    Mar 08, 2016
    Mar 08, 2016

    Many congrats to you, Busayo!

  • tees4women
    Mar 08, 2016
    Mar 08, 2016

    Congratulation, my dear sister, women are moving forward and wining. You are an inspiration and an instrument of change to the face of women in Nigeria.

    Thanks for making Nigeria women proud.

  • María del Mar
    Mar 08, 2016
    Mar 08, 2016

    Congratulations! You're a great example for this International Women's Day! 

  • Obisakin Busayo
    Mar 09, 2016
    Mar 09, 2016

    My deep appreciation to the WorldPulse Community. I feel so loved!! Thank you Busayo

  • Nakinti
    Mar 10, 2016
    Mar 10, 2016

    Congratulations big sis, Busayo! May your light so shine. Continue to impact the lives of women in your community.

    Once more, congratulations!

  • ikirimat
    Mar 18, 2016
    Mar 18, 2016

    Congratulations to you sister Busayo for this great award. You make me proud and WP family. But most importantly motivate me to look more into what I can tap from you to be a better leader. But thank you for your open heart that has continued to share knowledge with us.

    You will keep growing

    Good luck

  • Adanna
    Apr 28, 2016
    Apr 28, 2016

    Well done and congrats sister!

  • Adahmbah
    Apr 29, 2016
    Apr 29, 2016

    Congratulations sister Busayo for this great award.

    Keep the good work.

    You're are  inspiring many women and girls.

    Remain Blessed

    Thanks

    Adah

  • annadassa
    May 07, 2016
    May 07, 2016

    Congratulations Sister,

    You are a great leader!

    Every time I'm on World Pulse and I see you name alone makes me proud. You are doing an awesome work, keep going from Glory to Glory...!

    Annadassa

  • Mbizo Chirasha
    Jun 16, 2016
    Jun 16, 2016

    Powerful stuff Amai.

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Jul 21, 2016
    Jul 21, 2016

    Hello sis,

    Big congrats and thumbs up for the amazing work you are doing. Let your light shine brighter and brighter.

    Warm Regards,

    Sophie,

    Executive Director, CYEED

  • Mbizo Chirasha
    Jul 22, 2016
    Jul 22, 2016

  • Bukola Funsho-Sanni
    Aug 16, 2016
    Aug 16, 2016

    Hello madam Busayo, congrats on your achievement, the accolades here is enough to prove to anyone that you worked hard. I am new here however and finding it difficult to understand all these and every other thing here. Pls can you help? Thanks. 

  • Chelsea Maricle
    Aug 31, 2016
    Aug 31, 2016

    Dear GalPower,

    Welcome to World Pulse! Your message from 16 August was sent to me as I am the one who wrote this post, and have been away for the month of August. I will be happy to help introduce you to the World Pulse platform and community, and will send you a more detailed message momentarily.

    In solidarity,

    Chelsea