It is now official that Programos Foundation’s Initiative Innovationbed Africa has concluded a partnership to the formation of an Online IT Talent and Skills Export Marketplace where skilled citizens in diverse new tech capacity areas from Nigeria are now able to be matched with global digital services/job opportunities on the TalentNations platform. The Innovationbed Startups Opportunities Gateway is now able to validate local talents and recommend accordingly suitable and world-class skills to match new job platforms like the TalentNations. All accredited skilled participants from Nigeria will be decorated with unique Premium Business Badges, which makes them recognized on TalentNations as outstanding providers with best practice to deal with.
Innovationbed Africa is a digital ecosystem of science, research and development. Our capacity programmes always will match the needs*, whether as students on our (Campus INNOVATION programme), graduates in our (Graduate Management Trainee Programme, GMTP-SIDOLiberty), or Workforce in Public and Private Organization on the (SPACE4Nigeria: Rapid Digital Transformation Programme in collaboration with UN ICT4SIDS) . We democratize access to global jobs by local citizens. We have transformed our national tech-scouting process into a viable ecosystem with incubations, innovation product showcasing on the global stage via the UN WSA Competitions, and an recently launching an IT service Export Center for our local citizens. We seek highly skilled top talents in Nigeria and match them with good paying digital service Opportunities on talentnations and more to come. Premium Incubation Badges are for talents in the making but yet of the Innovationbed incubation.
Principals at the consortium of Nigeria/Africa/Middle East Marketplace Meeting:
Founder, Innovationbed Africa
UN WSA National Expert for Nigeria
Chief Software Architect/Ceo, Programos Software Group
Overseas Business Development Chief at AWG, TalentNations
Ceo, Odo Global Ltd, Singapore
Founder and Director of the Odo Group with a special interest in early-stage venture formation and investments. We are industry agnostic and follow a variety of themes including Fintech, Insurtech, Healthcare/Longevity, Energy, and Real Estate among others. We also operate a network for sharing business opportunities with our partners.
UN WSA National Expert for Morocco
The process for this as explained by the Country Coordinator and the UN World Summit Awards National Expert for Nigeria, Mr Amos Emmanuel, is as follows:
The regional hubs are coordinated by outstanding industry experts:
- Mr Emmanuel Udotong Ceo, Isatong Limited for the South-South Geo-Political Zone
- Olamide Ijaduola WSA (Nigeria) National Nominee 2022 in E-Learning & Education – Coordinating the FCT
- Elizabeth Ochei – Project Manager – South West Coordinator
- Kiki Victoria Ezeayom – Digital Media and Coordinator for South-East Geo-Political Zone
- Abdul’Azzez Samaru – Founder, e-Gardens and Coordinator North West Geo Political Zone
- Sa’ad Ahmad Sa’ad – North East Geo Political Zone Coordinator
- Ikande Samuel – UN WSA (Nigeria) National Nominee for Business and eCommerce, Founder, IgedeMarketplace, Coordinator for North Central Geo Political Zone
Mr Sunday Alemede
Lead, Innovationbed Government Advocacy Council
Mr Chigozie Anyasor
Lead, Software Engineering
Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria.
Lead, Innovationbed Local Talents Screening Committee
The announcement for this partnership can be followed in the videos – subscribe to the innovationbed channel:
Data growing for Gombe State alone is impressive …
Nigeria can be a fantastic place to live and work. As the population grows with richness in quality and tech-ready youths and tech-savvy private and public sector enterprises in every region of our ecosystem, the chances and opportunities of the local citizens continue improve.
National registration of registered talents STARTUPS ongoing at:
Historically, our Graduate Trainee Programme which formed our flagship incubation programme since 2000 was a clear scientific process that took unemployed graduated off the streets of Nigeria, repackaged them within 2 months, with eventual supply to the labour market in the capital market sub-sector of the economy. The beneficiaries have remained loyal and grateful fifteen-twenty years after as we plan a reunion in 2023.
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