As part of the activities marking the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) 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.
NITDA said in a statement on Monday morning and signed by its Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar that solutions will be evaluated based on job and wealth creation potential, originality, marketability, scalability and inclusiveness.
According to her, successful entries will have an opportunity to present their solutions to the Tech Industry Stakeholders.
The statement further revealed that the submission of entries will be via: http://bit.ly/NITDA21WCID, while the portal will be opened from Monday, April 12, 2021, till April 17, 2021.
Entries will be evaluated and assessed by April 19, 2021, and successful ones will be required to do a 5-minute live pitch on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Interested participants are advised to contact Adaora Uzochukwu on firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries.