The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) as part of the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021 is organizing an Innovation Challenge with the theme “Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in the Nigerian Digital Economy” to harness innovative and impactful solutions for the development of a vibrant digital economy.
The World Creativity and Innovation Day is a global UN day celebrated to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving with respect to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the “Global Goals”.
The Agency is therefore calling on all Nigerians with innovative and impactful working solutions to make entries for the Innovation Challenge. Solutions will be evaluated based on job and wealth creation potential, originality, marketability, scalability and inclusiveness. Successful entries will have an opportunity to present their solutions to the Tech Industry Stakeholders.
The event is scheduled as follows:
According to a release from NITDA, submission of entries are to be done on http://bit.ly/NITDA21WCID, and opens today, April 12, 2021 till April 17, 2021.
The release which was signed by the Agency’s Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar, notes that entries will be evaluated and assessed by April 19, 2021 and successful applicants will be required to do a 5-minute live pitch on Wednesday April 21, 2021. The Agency directs enquiries to Adaora Uzochukwu on firstname.lastname@example.org .