WSANIGERIA NATIONAL PRE-SELECTION PITCHING,
SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2021 11AM – 2PM
Our Online and Onsite Jury Meetings remains the way by which the WSA National Expert for Nigeria selects Nigeria’s most innovative projects that improve society.
The Jury Criteria for selecting winners, by the National Expert and/or the Pre-Selection Committee, as the National Nominees entail evaluating for the following:
1. Content Creativity – Creativity of idea and goals, Quality and dept of content, Innovation of the approach
2. Social Entrepreneurial Aspects – Sustainability Economic potential
3. Digital Implementation – Design, Functionality , Interactivity
4. Social Value
THE WINNERS ARE:
5. Social Impact and Solidarity
|OPENING REMARKS, GOODWILL MESSAGES TO THIS YEARS PARTICIPANTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS WORLD SUMMIT AWARDS 2021 FROM NIGERIA:|
Hon. Haruna S. Sani
SSA on ICT
Executive Governor Nasarawa State
Hon. Mohammed Tambura
SSA on ICT
Executive Governor Zamfara State
UN World Summit Awards National Expert for Nigeria
Founder, Programos Foundation – Architect, Innovationbed.Africa Incubation2030 Ecosystem
|11.00 am – 11.15am|
Hajia Khadeejat Yahaya
Head Innovation, Training, Research & Development, Bureau for ICT Bauchi State.
Mr. Segun Oke
Project ID: 7020
Mr. Segun Oke is an Entrepreneur and an innovator, Former MD, Africa Impura Inc with over 20 years of work experience in Finance service operations, Strategic vision formulation, Operations , Control/Compliance , Auctioneering and Finance. He has attended notable business schools as Hult, MIT, Trium Global EMBA * LSE, NYU, HEC Paris). He is also a Certified Chattered Accountant. He is the founder and president of Bridgewaters Foundation
|11.20 am – 11.30am|
Mr Hamzat Lawal
Project ID: 10003
|Hamzat Lawal is an activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 40 African countries with over 15 years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in practical issues associated with Climate Change, Open Data, advocacy campaigns and development policies as it affects rural and deprived grassroots communities.|
Hamzat is also the Founder of Follow The Money, a Pan-African grassroots data-driven movement and leads a team of technology and innovation-driven campaigners to amplify the voices of marginalized grassroots communities in promoting accountability as it affects utilization of public funds focusing on targeted communities across Africa.
He is currently the Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE), He seats on several boards including the Executive Board of the largest Youth Movement in Africa: African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), where he advises on communications strategies and campaigns using technology tools in shaping and actualizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He also seats on the board of the International & Local Non-profit and was recently selected to be on the advisory council board of the 2021/22 Global Citizen Fellowship program.
He is a Malala Fund Education Champion and the co-founder of Social Voices, a digital publication rooted in practice of public service journalism, using a solutions-oriented reporting approach and has joined his voice on different platforms and policy influencing coalitions across Africa such as the Not Too Young To Run movement which drives youth political inclusion. Before his role at CODE, he was an Executive with the International Centre For Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) working on high level advocacy for Nigeria’s energy needs and climate actions.
Hamzat was honored and recognized on the 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical, a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies. It’s the first of its kind to show the international spread of the field, and includes individuals from every continent.
|11.35 am – 11.45pm|
Project ID: 5009
Category: Culture & Tourism
|Jeff Okoroafor is a leading member of a new generation of civic advocates for|
government accountability and democratic change in Nigeria. The Citizen Affairs
Initiative is a citizen-driven governance initiative that enhances public awareness on
critical issues of service quality in Nigeria. It encourages citizens to proactively seek
higher standards from governments and service providers and further establishes new discussions in communities about the standards that citizens should expect and
deserve from those they have given their mandates. Jeff is the Managing Director of
SetFron Limited, a multimedia development company that is focused on creative and
results-driven web, mobile app, and ERP software solutions. He is the co-founder of
the African Youths Advancement and Support Initiative (AfriYasi), a non-
governmental not-for-profit organization that provides tertiary education scholarship
for young people from low-income homes in Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Young
African Leaders Initiative and the United Nations World Summit Awards. A Strategic
Team member of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, and a member of the National
Technical Committee on the Establishment and Management of Missing Persons
Database in Nigeria. Jeff holds a Bachelor and Postgraduate diploma degrees in
Computer Science, and a Certificate in Public Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA.
|11.50 am – 12.00pm|
Adeleke Favour Okikijesu
Project ID: 2016
Category: Health & Well-Being
|Adeleke Favour Okikijesu is an award winning passionate, optimistic and knowledge driven experienced farmer, (Founder Qiqi Farms) with a first class communication skill, he is a true lover of nature and he has over 10 years experience in farm management and production. His love for Agriculture propelled him to providing healthy food options for people across four states in Nigeria. In the last five years, he has continued to develop himself in the bit to serve his customers with highly nutritional products and growing his brand exponentially to feed at least 1% of the Nigerian population by 2025. With a team of 10 people he is building the next generation of knowledge driven farmers, who will be intentional about the creation of value via changing the narratives. He continues to share his knowledge by empowering other young people and women (trained 800 people both online and offline and has 500 farmers within his network) who are willing to be part of the agricultural value chain to unlock its limitless potentials to create jobs, and opportunities for people, making a noteworthy impact in the society. He still invests in developing himself in order to build a brand that gives back to the society, with a mind to reduce the high rate of hunger and malnutrition in Nigeria building a hale and hearty nation.|
Graduate of the covenant Capital business school 🏫
💚 We took third in the National enterprise challenge competition in Nigeria hosted by OXFAM, NEC, and EDC.🏆
🎊Won the JCI award as one of the top ten creative entrepreneurs in Nigeria in 2021🏆
🎊Won the Business study Group award as the Agriprenuer of the year in Nigeria in 2021🏆
🎉Nominee 25 under 25 Awards Class of 2020 under Agriculture(Aug 2020 🤩
🎉Nominee the entrepreneur Africa Awards Class of 2020 under Agriculture (Aug 2020🤩
🎉Nominee the African change makers Awards class of 2021 under Agriculture.💚🏆
Winner of the EkoYouth Summit in partnership with EbonyLife place, TFA and Access Bank.
Belongs to networks such as Nourishing Africa, Jci, Fate Foundation, The next Economy, The entrepreneurship assembly, Awp.
Qiqi Farms on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
|12.15 am – 12.25pm|
Project ID: 2026
Category: Health & Well-Being
|Ibrahim Lukman is a product management executive and holds a Certification in building Digital Products, products analytics and product management. He has experience building healthcare solutions ranging from bioinformatics to diagnosing systems. He is an SDGs advocate for Health and well-being and currently undergoing courses on AI for medical diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.|
He previously worked at EasyVR, Hongkong as a product manager and had led several startup product development to reach market and attain growth.
He led Drcloud to become top 20 winner of AfricaVsVirusc challenge by AFDB.
Drcloud is a telemedicine app connecting patients with medical specialists for proper health management and sensitization about NCDs with emphasis on risk factors, prevention and right approach to care.
We offer specialized online medical advice to patients from a network of licensed and vetted medical specialists for improved access to quality healthcare and sensitization to attain a healthy lifestyle and better health outcomes.
Our specialized and long term care which is focus on better health outcomes for patient with non-communicable diseases differentiate us from existing platforms coupled with the efficiency we are adding to medical practices for doctors by allowing them to collaborate with doctors in diaspora.
|12.30 am – 12.40pm|
The Jury Justice and Rectitude Advocacy Initiative
Project ID: 10028
Category: Government & Citizen Engagement
|OGENE Eshomomoh is the Convener of The Jury Justice and Rectitude Advocacy Initiative, promoters of the Jury system in Nigeria, which is to guarantee inclusion in governance and citizens participation in criminal adjudication process. He is also a public policy development expert, with over 5 years working with relevant NGO’s, relevant MDA’s, the National and State Assembly members, including the judiciary to advocate and implement policies in five thematic areas of Justice, Unity, Renaissance/Rectitude, Youth emancipation and sustainability. As an innovator, aside the project to introduce trial by Jury in Nigeria, he is working on an harmonized tax for value added social services for informal workers, which would see a wide scale and broad deployment of technology to onboard informal workers and eventually, secondary and post-secondary school students unto a functional social security states driven national database.||12.45 am – 14.00pm|
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Cinderella Ochu – Programos Foundation
Hauwa Sanni Bello – Kano State
Asmau Sani Mailafia – Zamfara State
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