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NITDA calls for Entries for the World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021 Innovation Challenge

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By Muhammad Bashir

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) as part of the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021 is organizing an Innovation Challenge with the theme “Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in the Nigerian Digital Economy”.

According to the Agency’s Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA, Hadiza Umar, the gesture was aimed at harnessing innovative and impactful solutions for the development of a vibrant digital economy.

Prime Time News reports that the World Creativity and Innovation Day is a global UN day celebrated to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving with respect to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also known as the “global goals”.

The Agency however called on all Nigerians with innovative and impactful working solutions to make entries for the Innovation Challenge.

“Solutions will be evaluated based on job and wealth creation potential, originality, marketability, scalability and inclusiveness. Successful entries will have an opportunity to present their solutions to the Tech Industry Stakeholders.” Hadiza says.

The event is scheduled as follows:
Submission of entries via: http://bit.ly/NITDA21WCID
The portal will be opened from April 12, 2021 till April 17, 2021
Entries will be evaluated and assessed by April 19, 2021 and successful ones will be required to do a 5-minute live pitch on Wednesday April 21, 2021
For more enquiries contact Adaora Uzochukwu on auzochukwu@nitda.gov.ng

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