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.