Innovation Digest for Nigeria
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
The Solar Sister Entrepreneurial Network trains women to provide world-class solar connectivity, with outstanding results in Nigeria.
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
Due to electricity shortages and lack of storage facilities, half of all the fruit and vegetables produced in Africa is thrown away, even though millions of people across the continent are going hungry. Young Nigerian entrepreneur Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu and Ugandan engineering graduate Lawrence Okettayot have developed low-tech innovative solutions to address the problem in their own countries.
Nigeria submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2017 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress Nigeria has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.
The Agency aims to create a framework for the planning, research, development, standardisation, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of information technology practices in Nigeria.
Babban Gona’s innovative agriculture franchise model which seeks to sustainably improve the lives of smallholder farmers through the provision of comprehensive farming services.
Low-tech innovations, such as those using solar power for storing fruit and vegetables, could help with the food waste that results in food scarcity and hunger.
The state government partnered with Midori Environmental Solutions (MES), a Lagos-based environmental company, to explore the possibilities of converting waste from the market into electricity using a biogas system.
The Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship is established with the responsibilities of continuing to nurture, cultivate and expand innovation and entrepreneurship in information and communication technologies within Nigeria in line with National ICT Policy and NITDA Act 2007.