About World Summit Awards (Nigeria) – #InnovationbedStartup Ecosystem

Programos Foundation presents the World Summit Awards annual competition which is an initiative to select and promote the best digital content and innovative applications from our youth and community development networks, research and academic institutions, government and private corporations in Nigeria. It aims to make the benefits of the new Information Society accessible and meaningful for all humanity, and in particular, to raise public awareness and give deserved public recognition to the highest quality digital application based initiative. The submissions are evaluated by the WSA (Nigeria) National Grand Jury, who select the 8 winners, and the National Nominees into the nation’s Innovationbed League of Innovators Council.

Being nominated for this national contest means that your product is one of the best, or best in the country in one of the 8 categories. All best winners from this National Contest will be nominated for World Summit Award 2022+ to take part in the WSA global contest yearly.

World Summit Award is a United Nations based global awards initiative with a clear focus on digital innovation with social impact and relation to the UN SDG’s.

It has been initiated in 2003 in the framework of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) held in Geneva, and cooperates with UNESCO and UNIDO. The declared aim of the conference was to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to everyone and to bridge the digital divide. The World Summit Awards (WSA) was established as a means to achieve this and has been working since then on putting the UN-WSIS goals into action.

Context

The WSA are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact an improving society. WSA Outlines its strategy to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals into action.

A Look at the Sustainable Development Goals
Source: United Nations Foundation

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InnovationbedAfrica is currently preaching these words around to every settlement in Nigeria, and developing states or small islands. The opposite of innovation activities that Programos is disrupting with the new Incubation 2030 is called #EXNOVATION – a state of #BADMARKET that has caused us all safety, prosperity, dignity and the many goodies of life as a people!

In nurturing future change agents with positive social impact up-skilling and innovation incubation, we welcome applications from university and polytechnic students who are looking for exceptionally early rewarding work experiences in BLOCKCHAIN, Virtual Reality, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine learning systems design for FRONT-END, BACK-OFFICE, APIs, Industry software, and exposure into How machine learning uses Natural Language processing (NLP), Computer Vision and Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks, to drive, process user experience and insights as well as test/production engineering solutions.

It is a requirement that the applicant is either a junior or senior and has achieved a pass level in Math, English, some degree coursework.  Potential full-time hiring opportunities will be based on evaluations made upon completion of the apprenticeship period.  This includes performance, work ethic, and specific needs of the company.

WORLD SUMMIT AWARDS (NIGERIA) – ENDORSED REGIONAL INNOVATION HUBS #001

<Zamfara State Innovationbed Incubation-2030 Hub #001: United Nations World Summit Awards and ICT4SIDS SDGs-Advisor Project Certification for Digital Transformation> (OCCAM: Infopoverty World Conference Registered Initiative of Programos Foundation)

Zamfara State Hub for UN WSA and ICT4SIDS in PARTNERSHIP WITH ZITDA

Amos Emmanuel, WSA National Expert for Nigeria with Hon Tambura Mohammed, Director General, Zamfara Information Technology Development Agency, ZITDA

Governor Bello Matawalle appraising Innovationbed Startup Programme

The Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Dr Bello Matawalle unveiling Innovationbed Projects in Zamfara State
Zamfara State Hub for UN WSA and ICT4SIDS in PARTNERSHIP WITH ZITDA
  • 20 Higher Institutions – WSANIGERIA Youth Innovation Incubation and Certification
  • 14 Local Government Communities – ICT4SIDS Leadership Innovation Incubation and Certification
  • State Government Ministries and Parastatals on ICT4SIDS Workforce Development Pilots and Certification on Digital Transformation
  • ICT4SIDS Digital Transformation Certification for Chief Information Officers & Policy Directors in Government.
  • Faith-based Youth Ministries – Mosques
  • Faith-based Youth Ministries – Churches

WORLD SUMMIT AWARDS (NIGERIA) – ENDORSED REGIONAL INNOVATION HUBS #002

<Nasarawa State Innovationbed Incubation-2030 Hub #002: United Nations World Summit Awards and ICT4SIDS SDGs-Advisor Project Certification for Digital Transformation> (OCCAM: Infopoverty World Conference Registered Initiative of Programos Foundation)

Nasarawa State Hub for UN WSA and ICT4SIDS in PARTNERSHIP WITH Nasara Bureau for ICT

Amos Emmanuel, WSA National Expert for Nigeria and Chairman MTN, Dr Ernest Ndukwe, with Hon Sani Haruna Sani SSA on ICT to Nasarawa State Governor, and Hon Shehu Ibrahim DG, Nasarawa State Bureau for ICT

Engr. Sule Abdullahi Executive Governor of Nasarawa State and team unveiling Innovationbed Programme in Nasarawa State
Nasarawa State Hub for UN WSA and ICT4SIDS in PARTNERSHIP WITH Nasarawa State Bureau for ICT
  • 20 Higher Institutions – WSANIGERIA Youth Innovation Incubation and Certification
  • 14 Local Government Communities – ICT4SIDS Leadership Innovation Incubation and Certification
  • State Government Ministries and Parastatals on ICT4SIDS Workforce Development Pilots and Certification on Digital Transformation
  • ICT4SIDS Digital Transformation Certification for Chief Information Officers & Policy Directors in Government.
  • Faith-based Youth Ministries – Mosques
  • Faith-based Youth Ministries – Churches

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