Innovation Digest for Nigeria

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Nigeria 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Nigerian and Ugandan Innovators Combat Food Waste

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’s 2017 Voluntary National Review on the SDGs

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.

Biogas Facilities Turn Fruit Waste into Electricity

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.

Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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.