It is certain we all witness the overall paradox of the current state of development - a glaring and persistent gap between existing potential and resources (technological, financial, intellectual), on the one hand-and the reality on the ground, on the other.

Indeed, technological solutions now exist for most development problems - from increasing crop yields to renewable sources of energy to treatment of most diseases - and yet, poverty, hunger, disease and inequity persist.

Similarly, in ICT for development area technology has matured to the extent when “there is an app” for most development challenges and needs. The basic guidelines for making effective use of ICT have been mostly defined based on accumulated experience both positive and negative. And yet, can we really say that we have actually harnessed the potential of ICT for promoting development and reaching the SDGs?

Nominate Youth For Upskilling Research Programme

InnovationBed Africa in Nigeria, through Programos Foundation, is working with UN ICT4SIDS to upskill the youth so as to close the gaps in Nigeria for promoting local development and reaching the SDGs.

Criteria for Qualification

Minimum Requirement For Youth Nomination

  1. The youth must be nominated from any local government areas of the 36 states of the federation and FCT Abuja
  2. Nominated youth must be a Nigerian
  3. Nominated youth must be resident in Nigeria
  4. Nominated youth must have graduated from any discipline.

Nomination Fee

Nominated youth must pay a total sum of 100 USD or 35,000.00 NGN as nomination fee.

Payment can be made by an individual or a sponsor.