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About Make-IT in Nigeria

GIZ partners with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) through its Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE), supporting the NITDA in its drive to build a sustainable and thriving technology ecosystem in Nigeria through policies and programs that support tech entrepreneurship and innovation. Through the partnership, a stakeholder approach was adopted to develop the National ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Vision (NIIEV). NIIEV consists of policy recommendations to several public institutions that are designed to supercharge the digital economy of Nigeria.

About the local ecosystem

Nigeria is competing with Kenya and South Africa to develop the most important tech start-up ecosystem on the continent. In 2018 alone, two of the world’s biggest tech companies — Google and Facebook — opened their own hubs and launched accelerator programmes in the country. Judging by the number and size of equity investment deals that came out of Nigeria last year, the West African country is likely to have attracted more venture capital in 2018 than its Southern African and East African counterparts. As in Kenya, the number of stakeholders influencing the scene is growing rapidly. Our Make-IT Desk in Lagos coordinates Make-IT on site and is the point of contact for all partners in the digital ecosystem. They also provide capacity building for the Nigerian Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE).

Our Team in Nigeria

Alice Omisore

Make-IT Desk Coordinator

GIZ Abuja, Nigeria

Ngukeghen Haastrup

Regional Controller

Impact Hub Lagos, Nigeria

Chiemelie Umenyiora

Make-IT Desk Coordinator

Impact Hub Lagos, Nigeria

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202006dec10:00Pan-African | High-Level Announcement and Panel on EU D4D Flagships and the EU-AU Partnership on Digital TransformationCountry:Kenya,Nigeria,Rwanda,Ghana,Tunisia,Germany

202001dec14:47Pan-African | The ii2030 #Africa4Future EditionCountry:Nigeria,Rwanda,Ghana,Tunisia,D4Ag,Kenya

202010nov10:00Pan-African | Scaling AgTech Innovation through Digital Platforms @Cultivate Africa, 17.11.2020Country:Nigeria,Rwanda,Kenya,Ghana,Nigeria,South Africa,Tunisia,Kenya,D4Ag

202021sep10:00Pan-African | Make a difference in emerging countries’ start-up ecosystems: Make-IT Day 2020, 24.09.2020Country:Nigeria,Rwanda,Kenya,Ghana,Tunisia,Germany

202028aug8:07PAN-AFRICAN | Make-IT in Africa: Newsletter: Focus Ecosystem CollaborationCountry:Nigeria,Rwanda,Ghana,Tunisia,Archive Newsletter,Kenya

202006julalldayPAN-AFRICAN | Capacity Development for AgTech Start-ups - Get Platform ready: Open Call for Applications until July 20, 2020Country:Nigeria,Cote d’Ivoire,Rwanda,Kenya,Ghana,Nigeria,Tunisia,Kenya

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NITDA is open to collaborations and partnerships
to achieve its mandate. The partnership with GIZ is strategic to our digital job creation mandate.
Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)FNCS, FBCS Director General/CEO, NITDA