WSA (Nigeria) Campus Innovation

With Innovationbed Campus Innovation Workshop administered across the 36 states and FCT Abuja in 2021/22 with more than 200 tertiary institutions to be impacted as scheduled, undergraduates of universities and polytechnics across Nigeria can be better up-skilled on how to imbibe personal disciplines, cultures that grow their inspirations to #innovate #digitalcontents with clear positive impact on their immediate communities by churning out innovations such as apps, webpages, applications for wearables, kiosk installations, sms based products, mobile games, and interactive productions of limitless channels.

International Youth Day is observed annually on August 12th. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and leaders generally to pay attention to youth issues worldwide. The current UN Secretary General whose tenure is experiencing the most global innovation aspirations ever, has termed this decade – The Decade of Innovation.

During International Youth Days (IYD), Innovationbed Africa (Programos Foundation) organize workshops, techno-cultural meetings involving national and local (state) government officials and youth organizations – to administer the Campus Innovation Workshops to benefit undergraduates and faculty members of universities in the country.

– Amos Emmanuel, UN World Summit Awards, National Expert for Nigeria.

The Campus Innovation Workshops


Universities Invited


climate | sustainable resources | agriculture
The Environment & Green Energy category may entail ICT solutions that:
  • Support maintaining ecosystems, sustainable food production systems & resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production
  • Adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters
  • Utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge for sustainable agriculture
  • Facilitation of timely access to market information, including on food reserves
  • Supporting methods via ICT’s to progressively improve land and soil quality
  • Enhance agricultural productivity and support small-scale food producers
  • Water-use efficiency across all sectors & water resource management at all levels
  • Support and strengthen the participation in water- and sanitation, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
  • Enhance access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology


knowledge | science | skills
The Learning & Education category may entail ICT solutions that:
  • Provide intelligent solutions for easy & low threshold access of education for everyone
  • Address the learning needs of every level of learner and creating interactive e-learning communities & interactive, personalized and distributed education resources online
  • Support knowledge transfer and skills gain in a complex and interactive fashion
  • Help teachers to enhance and simplify teaching & material creation & find new methods and innovative teaching solutions using ICT’s
  • Enhance corporate training & lifelong learning
  • Foster global collaboration in science, provide measures to promote science and demonstrate results and value to society
  • Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
  • Provide child, disability and gender sensitive education tools and safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments
Hajia Hauwa Sanni Bello (Computer Scientist) – Kano State Campus Innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Kano State Campus Innovation Conference :

  1. Bayero University, Kano
  2. Kano University of Science & Technology, Kano
  3. Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano
  4. Skyline University, Kano
  5. Kano State Polytechnic

WSANigeria Kano State: Gov Ganduje Campus Innovationbed Awards 2021TM

Mr Chisom Emmanuel (Enterpreneur) – Enugu State Campus Innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Enugu State Campus Innovation Conference :

  1. Enugu State University of Science & Technology
  2. Institute of Management and Technology (IMT)
  3. Enugu State College of Education and Technology
  4. Peaceland College
  5. Enugu State Polytechnic
  6. University of Nsukka (UNN)
Mr Bedeabasi John (InnovationbedAkwaIbom) – Akwa Ibom State Campus Innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Akwa Ibom State Campus Innovation Conference :

  1. University of Uyo
  2. Heritage Polytechnic
  3. Uyo City Polytechnic
  4. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic
  5. Foundation Polytechnic
  6. Ritman University
  7. Akwa Ibom State University

WSANigeria Akwa Ibom State: Gov Emmanuel Udom Campus Innovationbed Awards 2021TM

Mr. Sa’ad Ahmad Sa’ad Adamawa State
Campus Innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Adamawa State Campus Innovation Conference

1. Adamawa State University (ADSU),

2. Modibbo Adama University (MAU),

3. American University of Nigeria (AUN),

4. National Open University (NOU).
5. Adamawa State Polytechnic Yola (SPY),

6. Federal Polytechnic Yola (FPY)

7. Federal College of Education Yola.
8. College for Legal Studies Yola.
9. State College of Education Hong.
10. School of Nursing and midwilfery Yola.
11. Health Tech Mubi.
12. Law School Yol

Mr Aliyu Ayuba Bauchi State
Campus Innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Bauchi State Campus Innovation Conference

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university
  2. Bauchi state University Gadau
  3. Federal polytechnic Bauchi
  4. Abubakar Tatari Ali polytechnic Bauchi
  5. Bauchi state college of Agric
  6. Aminu saleh College of Education Azare
  7. College of Education Kangere
Mr Hamza Yuguda Taraba State
Campus Innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Taraba State Campus Innovation Conference

1. Taraba state polytechnic Suntai
2.Taraba state college of Education Zing,
3.Taraba state College of Agriculture Jalingo,
4.Federal Polytechnic Bali
5.Federal University Wukari
6.Kwararafa University Wukari
7.College of Health and Mild wife Jalingo
8.School of Health Technology Takum
9.School of Health Jalingo

10. Taraba State Univerity, Jalingo

Ekpoanwan Nsa Ayi – Cross River State Campus innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Cross River State Campus Innovation Conference

  1. University of Calabar
Mr John Oniyesan (Creative Artist) – Delta State Campus Innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Delta State Campus Innovation Conference :

  1. Delta State University, Abraka
  2. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurum
  3. Nigeria Maritime University
  4. Western Delta University, Oghara

WSANigeria Delta State: Gov Gov OkowaCampus Innovationbed Awards 2021TM

Alh. Muktar Mohammed (Educationist) – Gombe State Campus Innovation Workshop Coordinator

Register for Gombe State Campus Innovation Conference :

1- Federal University of Kashere
2- Gombe state University
3- Federal college of Education (Tech)
4- Gombe state Polytechnic
5- Garkuwa College of Health and Technology, Gombe.
6- school of Hotculture Dadin kowa, Gombe state

Mr Peterson Agu (Media) – Coordinator for Abia State International Youth Day

Register for Abia State Campus Innovation Conference :

  1. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  2. Clifford University Owerrinta
  3. Spiritan University, Nneochi
  4. Abia State University, Uturu
  5. Other Youths/Faculty capacities


services | open data | democratic participation

The Government & Citizen Engagement category may entail solutions that:
  • Integrate the citizens in public administration & increase the citizen engagement
  • Deliver content rich solutions to the public & connect the public including individuals, businesses and organizations
  • Enable low threshold access of information, data & procedures & make public services accessible to all
  • Significantly improve and enhance service depth and quality & democratic processes
  • Increase transparency in governmental processes & facilitate participation of citizens and public services clients
  • Simplify administrations & foster efficiency of information exchange
  • Ensure equal rights to economic resources, access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance


medical care | sport | lifestyle
Health & Well Being solutions may address for example:
  • Meeting healthcare needs of citizens and patients with innovative content applications
  • Reduce maternal mortality ratio & preventable deaths of new-born and children
  • Prevention & reduction of epidemics like AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis or substance abuse
  • Supporting healthcare professionals, as well as the broader public, policy makers and healthcare providers with easy data access and communication tools & diagnosing with technical solutions & content
  • Supporting research and development of vaccines and medicines, health financing and recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce
  • Enable information on healthcare, nutrition, medication, disease & well-being by smart solutions
  •  Solutions to learn health & well-being by improving and enhancing healthy behaviour, nutrition, hygiene, sports
  • Content rich solutions to enjoy and facilitate sports, music, entertainment, style & fashion
  • Utilizing ICTs for hobbies, free-time activities and sports



  • Fifth-generation wireless technology (5G);
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Augmented Analytics;
  • Transportation;
  • Digital Economies;
  • Cyber Security and Resilience;
  • Cloud and Edge computing; and
  • Blockchain technology.



heritage | entertainment | subcultures
Culture & Tourism solutions may address for example:
  • Preserving and presenting cultural heritage in line with the challenges of the future
  • Demonstrating valuable cultural assets clearly and informatively using state-of-the-art technology
  • Develop the diversity of cultures and sub-cultures and the multilingual nature of societies
  • Enabling travelers to find attractions, to be informed and enlightened, to enjoy safe travel and have access to up-to-date travel information
  • Enhance inter-modal use of public transport, supporting orientation in cities and countryside, allowing the hotel industry to address customers, and providing navigation-based content
  • Promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
  • Safeguard and transmission of cultural heritage
  • Promote cultural diversity


mobility |productive work | sustainable living
The Smart Settlements & Urbanization category may entail ICT solutions that:
  • Support higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation
  • Support productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • Offer regional and trans border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being
  • Enhance safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems
  • Entail inclusive and sustainable, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management
  • Solutions for safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces
  • Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas
  • Solutions for financial and technical assistance, sustainable and smart buildings
  • Substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and
  • Support adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters and/or risk management
  • Consumer information and/or smart access to data at all levels


innovative services | security | finance | marketing
This category may entail ICT solutions with high social impact that:
  • support and optimization of business processes
  • are Fintech solutions with social impact
  • create of new business models in e-commerce and m-commerce
  • are solutions which demonstrate an incremental or radical / disruptive innovation development
  • are applications, processes, products or business models in the financial services industry
  • are solutions with regard to their supported business processes such as financial information, payments, investments, financing, advisory and cross-process support
  • are solutions for the insurance industry (“InsurTech”), like retail, private and corporate banking as well as life and non-life insurance
  • are Business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C) or consumer-to-consumer (C2C) solutions, internet security and other areas
  • are complementary services such as personal finance management systems, or competitive solutions such as e.g. peer-to-peer lending
  • provide Data security to protect sensitive consumer and corporate financial data


diversity | gender | justice | human rights
This category may entail ICT solutions with high social impact that:
  • support integration of the global information society, empower the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • empowering citizens and stakeholders in public services
  • reduce “digital divides” between technology-empowered and technology-excluded communities
  • Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities, eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices in legislation, policies and action in this regard
  • Enhance resilience to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • Support mobilization of resources from a variety of sources
  • Ensure access for all everyone to food, education, information, data etc.
  • Strengthen the capacity, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and health risks
  • Reduce discrimination against all women and girls & prevent all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres
  • Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

“Education+Innovation: Knowledge + Mannerism + Productivity + Enterprise Leadership + Wealth + National Development”

Among the focal areas for youth development and protection with this UN initiative include education, employment, the environment, delinquency, girls and young women, HIV/AIDS and inter-generational relations. These were officially decided upon in 1995, the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Youth.

International Youth Day is held each year on the 12th of August and is an initiative that celebrates the qualities of young people and that recognizes the challenges that today’s youth can face.

International Youth Day began in 2000 and was organized by the United Nations to celebrate the contribution that young people make in education, employment, conflict resolution and social justice to name a few.

For information on the theme of International Youth Day 2021 keep an eye on the United Nations website for updates.


Parents, Teachers, Students, Let’s make our society a better place together…

#Innovationbed #upskilling research intervention is based on the premise that education is a human right, and it is imperative that we realize that a significant portion of the world population lacks basic necessities to guarantee their human rights. Our programmes remodel the youths so the are able to contribute to development by finding synergies in what they do personally and professionally that can achieve a combination of the 17 UNESCO 2030 Goals. Time is ticking by, and according to the Oracle of our industry, Chris Uwaje, ‘Time is running out’.

Our work is grounded in partnerships that we co-create with across the globe: Supporters and collaborations wanted for the below prizes towards our Campus Innovation Talent Development programs 2022-2030 – contact us at

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