Innovationbed Pre-Congress Workshop for Youths in Tertiary Schools – 100% Virtual

Programos Foundation – Home to innovationbed Incubation-2030

Click the map below to view the growing National #Incubation-2030 Hub – Why don’t you contact to seal your state government partnership?

Here is to invite you specially to our innovation event for the youths.
Nigeria’s World Summit Awards Winner Hamzat Lawal producer for “FollowTheMoney” under the Open-Government and Citizens Engagement and the producer “LendanArm” will give a keynote address to the student participants nationwide… joining in to the pre-congress workshop on the 21st March, 2022.
Sessions will be very relaxed as we share with innovative minds and curious student participants from tertiary institutions across the country, seeking to take their course contents more seriously and innovate same for productive service usages beyond traditional examinations aiming at building job-creation potentials rather than job-seeking soon as they graduate from school. #innovationbed
Kindly view the comprehensive programme and register accordingly.
Event is to also raise awareness for the global WSA Winners’ Congress among youths in Nigeria.

Growing … Innovationbed-aware State Governments in Nigeria

Gov. Godwin Obaseki

Executive Governor of Edo State.


Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Executive Governor of Kano State.


Engr. Abdulahi Sule

Executive Governor of Nasarawa State.


Dr. Bello Mohammed MON

Executive Governor of Zamfara State.


Nigerians are at the core of innovation whose ideas and inspirations will guide the future success of our economy. Countries around the world are making large investments to unlock the benefits of technological transformation for their economies and peoples. In order for Nigerians to reap the same benefits, we require a new approach that builds on our strong fundamentals, such as youthful population, environment of provocative poverty making the hungry to seek solutions at all cost.

Dr Imodoye Abioro
Dr Tunde Oyebamiji
Hamzat Lawal

Only Innovators can rebuild a nation sustainably … #Innovationbed Africa

Innovation is the key to competitiveness, productivity, economic growth, creating good jobs, and overall making life better for all Nigerians. To become one of the most innovative countries in the world, Nigeria must build a culture of innovation, where Nigerians can embrace change and have the right skill sets and tools to leverage emerging opportunities to compete in the global economy.

Programos Foundation – a non-governmental, not-for-profit arm of Programos Software Group, whose founder, Amos Emmanuel mNCS, FIIM, and UN World Summit Awards Eminent National Expert for Nigeria, is wrapping up Nigeria’s pre-Congress celebration programmes which will bring forward WSA (Nigeria) winners within the 10 years to share innovation development experiences with our upcoming youths from tertiary institutions from across the country.


The WSA is a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation to improve society. Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cutting edge examples of how ICTs can impact society in a positive way.

Convener & Innovationbed Vision Expression:
No nation ‘purchases’ a digital economy!!! Instead, developing nations create positively impactful and best e-content solutions using ICTs to transform natural Ghetos, Slums, rural/urban development living to realize digitally smart, connected modern communities. Incubating 1 million citizens becomes our goal for 2030 as declared on the OCCAM: XXI Infopoverty World Conference 2021 leveraging on powerful ecosystem we have built the last decade 2010-2020.

WSA National Expert – Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo appreciates Innovationbed Africa
With former minister COMMTEC
With Deputy Governor Lagos State
Innovationbed smart cities model
Ghettos for smart cities innovation
While seeking people in government with good conscience for this project!!! Her death caused a delay as it has not been easy to find another on merit!!!
Innovationbed Africa Administration

Thanking you all.

  • <WSANigeria Pre-Congress Workshop – Celebrating our Winners @Innovationbed #ecosystem in Style>

We have spent the last 10 years 2010 – 2020 as a foundation researching to produce home-grown innovators for Nigeria in the course of our volunteerism both on the United Nations World Summit Awards global innovation tech-scouting and rating platform, and UN ICT4SIDS – an SDGs-Advisor initiative for Strategic Planning and Decision Support Service innovation adequate to transform developing countries and small islands, such that our current vision is to harvest potentials of these globally rated innovators in the #Innovationbed Africa ecosystem, incubate undergraduates, graduates, institutions and workforce of MDAs on Digital Transformation contents to rebuild the next generation of youths with innovation development capabilities implementing our new digital citizens tech-talent incubation-2030 mandate in virtual programmes across the country as endorsed by the UN Agency OCCAM – the Observatory for Digital Communications and our collaborations with well-meaning state governments and corporate entities.

Let’s catch them young!!!


Time: 11.00am – 11.15.00 WAT Registration/WSA Invite Roll Call/Review of Programme/Interlude
Date: Monday, March 21st, 2022
Track Resource
Track 1a:
11.15 am – 11.30 am
Introductions/Complements/Messages from Country Experts:
Prof Peter Bruck, Chairman, Board of Directors, World Summit Awards and Board members
Prof Amjad Umar, Director ICT Programmes, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, US. Lead Architect, UN ICT4SIDS Initiative of Strategic Planning Toolset for Developing Countries and Small Island.
Architect Pierpalo, Saparito
President OCCAM – United nations Observatory for Digital Communications
Review of the WSANigeria Process:
Annually, we organize a country-level national pre-selection event where we send invitation for STRICTLY innovation-minded persons who wish to learn and appreciate from the creative producers of social innovation in our society as they pitch their products spanning the following categories ahead in the United Nations World Summit Awards 2021 global competition.

1️⃣ Government & Citizen Engagement
2️⃣ Health & Well-being
3️⃣ Learning & Education
4️⃣ Environment & Green Energy
5️⃣ Culture & Tourism
6️⃣ Smart Settlements & Urbanization
7️⃣ Business & Commerce
8️⃣ Inclusion & Empowerment

The public and jury panel will listen to all producers’ presentations and the WSANigeria National Pre-Selection Committee members can ask any questions, while final judging is done post event based on the following criteria:
a. Content Creativity – Creativity of idea and goals, Quality and dept of content, Innovation of the approach
b. Social Entrepreneurial Aspects – Sustainability Economic potential
c. Digital Implementation – Design, Functionality , Interactivity
d. Social Value
e. Social Impact and Solidarity
– Celebrating the passion of fellow volunteer national experts from around the globe!

Startups Opportunities Gateway for states:
The role of an Incubation Opportunities Portal for our present and upcoming innovators

-Music Break-
WSA theme song to welcome winners’ speech

Amos Emmanuel
Designer: CloudIntegra Software
World Summit Awards National Expert for Nigeria
Founder, Programos Foundation
President – InnovationbedAfrica
Tobe joined by other Experts:

Zouheir Lakhdissi,
PDG de Dial Technologies
World Summit Awards National Expert for Morocco
VP – InnovationbedAfrica

Olivie Kouame
WSA National Expert for Togo

Dr. Daniela Plewe
Ceo, ODOGroup Singapore
Innovationbed Africa Startup Opportunities Gateway

Herman Van Oorschot
WSA National Expert for the Netherlands
Track 1b:
11.30am – 11.40 am
Innovationbed Youth Representatives Opening Remarks and Goodwill message by:

Abia State – Coordinators
Kano State – Coordinators
Nasarawa State – Coordinators
Zamfara State – Coordinators
Edo State – Coordinators

ROTN Okoro Emeka Luis
SSA Special duties to the Presidency (National Youth Council of Nigeria)
#Innovationbed Abia State
Track 2: Goodwill messages
11.40am – 11.45 am
Goodwill and impact readiness message for supporting new tech-talents and building innovation development capability programmes among youths in Edo State.

Birgitta Okodugha
Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Science and Technology
Track 2: Goodwill messages continues …

Goodwill and impact readiness message for supporting new tech-talents and building innovation development capability programmes among youths in Edo State.

Igbenedion Goodluck
Managing Director, Edo Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA)

Track 3: Goodwill messages continues …
11.45am – 11.50 am
Goodwill and impact readiness message for supporting new tech-talents and building innovation development capability programmes among youths in Kano State.

Hon Mustapha Ibrahim
SSA on ICT to Executive Governor Kano State
Track 4: Goodwill messages continues …
11.50am – 12.00 pm
Goodwill and impact readiness message for supporting new tech-talents and building innovation development capability programmes among youths in Nasarawa State.

Hon Haruna S. Sani
SSA on ICT to Executive Governor Nasarawa State
Track 5: Goodwill messages continues …
12.00am – 12.10 pm
Goodwill and impact readiness message for supporting new tech-talents and building innovation development capability programmes among youths in Zamfara State.

Zamfara State #InnovationedHub
Track 6a: Goodwill messages continues …
12.10am – 12.20 pm

Goodwill message by:
Goodwill message to winning Nigerian youths and the benefits of an incubation programme in the new decade

Track 6b: Goodwill messages continues …
12.20am – 12.30 pm

Dr Chris Nwannena
Past President,
Nigeria Computer Society

Chidi Ajaegbu
Former ICAN President
Track 7: 5 mins
A Winners’ Breakout – Sri Lankan Congress or Abu Dhabi UAE Experience

What does it look like defending your innovation before the world?

-Music Break-
WSA theme song to welcome winners’ speech

Jeff Okoroaffor – Opinion Nigeria Winner: Celebrated in Sri Lanka

Peter Ihesie,
Producer, iPolice mobile App
WSA Winner

Track 8:
Welcoming the WSA (Nigeria) 2021 Winners


Hamzat Lawal
WSA Winner 2021


Dr Tunde Oyebamiji
WSYA Winner 2021

Winning the United Nations World Summit Awards (WSA):
– Whats is the experience to share to our upcoming innovators still in universities/polytechnics etc?
More of your future goals …
Congratulations …

Hajia Khadeejat Yahaya
Head, Bureau For ICT, Bauchi State
#InnovationbedBauchi State
Track 9:

Goodwill messages from all World Summit Awards (Nigeria) National Nominees 2021
Adeleke Favour
(QIQI Farms)
Segun Oke
Jeff Okoroaffor
Ogene Eshomomo
(Jury Justice)
Ibrahim Lukman
Track 10:
– Having witnessed more than one generation of beneficiaries of what Programos Foundation has produced for the country, kindly help share:
Future perspective, insights from youths messages as recommendation to leaders and the NEXT generation of Nigerians.
Anayo Agu
Fmr. Senior Commercial Specialist, United States Embassy, Lagos.
Track 11:
Track 12: Q & A – Innovators may ask questions for students clarifications … and vice versa. Discussing the world world innovations by WSA (Nigeria) National Expert

Innovationbed Digital Citizens Incubation 2030:
Present the United Nations ICT4SIDS (Nigeria) initiative pilot research progress in Nigerian regions – Akwa Ibom, Cross, Imo, Enugu, Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, Kano, Nasarawa, Benue, Zamfara, Edo, Gombe, Ogun, Delta, Kogi, Katsina, Taraba
Programos Foundation under its Fix-A-Gap Research Observatory to launch “Digital Services in a Smart Community” Hubs based on the UN ICT4SIDS recommendations… sustaining, connecting, collaborating and taking action.

Amos Emmanuel mNCS, FIIM
WSA (Nigeria) National Expert
Founder Programos Foundation
Producer, CloudIntegra Stock Trading App
The bedrock of the world’s innovation for the Year 2021
United Nations World Summit Awards

To be joined by:

Adedamola Giwa
Managing Director,
Jumiapay Nigeria

Jide Awe, Ceo, Jidaw Systems
– WSA (Nigeria) Jury

Clara Okoro

Dr (Mrs) Wunmi Hassan
– WSA (Nigeria) Jury


Chris Uwaje
WSA Award (African Content) Winner
Ceo, Mobile Software Ltd
Fmr. President, ISPON

Abiodun Dominic Odunuga

Ogunlana Shola
Platform Innovator – Flutterwave

Fireflies App co-innovator

Sanjay Deshmuck
#Innovationbed faculty

Enyika Iheanyichukwu
WSA Winner

Highlight the global products and winners …

Juni App Innovator,
WSA Winner
Congress Rated: Vienna, Austria

Tom Roberts App Producer
WSA Winner
Congress Rated: Vienna, Austria

Luqman Balogun App Producer
WSA Winner
Congress Rated: Caiscas, Portugal
X-Raying Nigerian Economy for survivability by promoting Innovation Development Capability Incubation programmes as backed by Innovationbed Africa, WSANigeria, OCCAM and ICT4SIDS:

The Nigerian factor!

We all need and show love for CHANGE, but not all dare to take the conventions that deliver true CHANGE!!!

How do our youths see this malady?!

Producer, CloudIntegra Real-time Equity/Debt Instrument Trading Platform
Representing WSANigeria@Innovationbed

As Innovators how best can we help in the following economic under-development areas plaguing our growth as a nation despite generations of leadership?

==> Innovators as the power base for future development

Mazi Sam Uche Anyamele
Secretary General
National Association of Nigerian Theater Arts Practitioner
– tech-innovation ecosystem collaboration with entertainment pioneers and stakeholders the Nollywood industry is now!

Improving the economic value of our Creative, and Film Industry with tech-talent Incubation-2030 – impacting productivity potentials, in line with tech advancements, to pioneer and veteran actors of our Nollywood ecosystem.

#Innovationbed De-Slum Nigeria Project:
Homes4all e-Solutions


Education challenges
Women Innovation emancipation*
Poverty alleviation
Food Sufficiency

Poor health

eyecare needs of the citizens

e-Agriculture Developments

Insecurity – Data Privacy & Data protection

Insecurity – Role of Information Management

1,000 digital service incubation

– Issue-based political administration in Nigeria, rooting for more innovation and a word for youth innovators to engage nation building

Chijioke Eze
President, Wireless Applications Service Providers Association of Nigeria (WASPAN)

Sola Koleowo
#Innovationbed faculty

Dele Bayo-Osibo
President at Nigeria Women In Information Technology (NIWIIT)

Producer, OMOMI app
Winner WSA Youth Award

Victor Okhai
President Directors’ Guild of Nigeria (DGN)

Taiwo Solanke

Amb. Queen Blessing Ebigieson
Vice President
Association of Movie Producers

Oscar Ekponimo
Founder Chowberry App

Abubakar Bashir
FLOEWS App – Innovator

Dr Uzoegbo Ogechukwu
Founder, EyesSphere360 App
WSA National Nominee

Abdul’Azeez Samaru
e-Agric Innovator
#InnovationbedZamfara Hub

Emmanuel Obed
Robotics Engineer

Elvis Eromosele

Avre Russell
WSA National Nominee

Mmam Irene Nnenna
WSA National Nominee

Olajide Ojeniyi
Founder, Afrimart App
WSANigeria Nominee

Producer, Budgit App
WSA Winner

Founder, Tuteria App

Arome Ibrahim
360VR App Developer
Virtual Reality Expert
Experis Immersive

Dr. Uchechi Iwealla
Transparent Nigeria App
Congress Rated: Sri Lanka

Chima Ezeokoye
Co-Founder at WeMove App Technologies
WSANigeria National Nominee

Taiwo Ogunde
Founder, CampusTorch App

Ikechuckwu Udemba
WSA National Nominee

Innovator for #SADDAQQAH
WSA National Nominee
Q/A, Closing Remarks

The global event continues March 22- 24, 2022 virtually with participant from 180+ countries and Nigerian Winners to defend their winning products.
Register here:

Cinderella Ochu (Mrs)
PhD Candidate
University of Johannesburg
Company Secretary, Programos Foundation

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