Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency launched an innovation challenge aimed at providing indigenous solutions that can develop digital learning in rural communities. NITDA currently has 24,372 actively learning students, and is run by Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi the Director-General.
The launch coincides with the UN World Creativity Innovation Day 2021 scheduled for April 21 under the theme of “Inspiring Creativity & Innovation in the Nigerian Digital Economy” and targets innovative yet impactful solutions that aim at developing a vibrant digital economy.
The ‘World Creativity and Innovation Day’ is a UN celebrated international day looking to raise awareness on the importance of creativity and innovation in problem-solving in relation to achieving the UN’s SDG goals.
Eligibility & benefits to participants?
The agency calls on eligible Nigerians with innovative and impactful working solutions to in their entries to the innovative challenge. Solutions are arrived at upon wealth creation, scalability, originality, inclusiveness, and originality. Successful entries get to present their solutions to tech industry stakeholders. Submission of entries to the events will be done here. Entries will be accessed and evaluated on April 19, and those that are successful will take part in a 5-minute live pitch on April 21st.