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Ife Adebayo @IfeAdebayo
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For emphasis sir. The last govt setup one hub in 4 years. It wasn't sustainable and had to shut down without govt support. That was a good learning point for this govt, &in 3 years we have worked with private sector to set up 4 hubs & engaged with over 10 hubs in the country
As part of @NSIP_NG's National Social Investments Program & working with @nitdanigeria, we engaged with private sector players. And in three years we have seen govt footprint and direct/indirect govt interventions in the tech ecosystem. Actively setting up 4 hubs in just 3 years
In the North East,in partnership with development partners, private sector & universities, we setup @Northeast_iHub. Focused on providing innovative solutions to humanitarian challenges in the region. Today the hub is 3D printing prosthesis for amputees among other amazing things
In the North Central & South East, we worked with @vplatformhub and @genesystechhub to run programs (Hackathons, Bootcamps, Incubation, Business support, startup finance etc). The businesses generated millions in revenue and millions in convertible business leads.
The Startup companies supported has employed an average of 4 people within the one-month incubation program. The citizens are more aware and inspired to launch startups and the program had a total combined reach of over 10,000 persons in just 2 months.
In the North West, a hub is in line to receive a $500k World Bank grant, and engaging with other hubs in the region to run a similar program as the North Central and South East. Hubs in other regions are also in line to receive the funds
In the South West, working with private sector players &the Ondo State govt, in particular the office of @OlumbeAKinkugbe, we setup @premierhubng. Focused on supporting start ups in agric, manufacturing, ICT etc. The hub is currently running programs supporting regional start ups
In the South South, working with the private sector and the Edo State Government's @EdoInnovates program, we set up the @SSInnovationHub. Focused on education, tourism, oil and gas, security.
In Lagos, in partnership with the @EDC4SME of the Lagos Business School, we set up the @nigeriacic as part of the World Bank's Climate Technology Program. The center is focused on supporting climate smart businesses, research on climate change & its impact, data & analytics etc
Conversations are currently on with partners (that I won't mention because I don't have their go ahead to) set up an MIT Supply Chain Lab in Abuja, to focus on supporting supply chain & logistics programs, start ups and MSMEs, research and data on supply chain issues in Nigeria
These among other programs that have been run with partners like Google. Working with Google, the SSA SDGs office and partners like @MindThe_GapNG, we trained over 500,000 Nigerians in digital skills in 2016/17.
Other hubs like @CivicLab have run various programs that have received government's support, Civic is currently running the Student Innovation Center programs across the country. And this has already been launched in the Ado Bayero University in Kano & Unilag. Enugu is next.
Very important to note that all hub engagements are private sector driven. Learning from the issues of the ONE hub setup by the last admin in FOUR years, we run programs that are private sector driven. And data/evidence drives every action.
This is why we have partners like the World Bank, Google, development partners, institutions like universities and polytechnics etc working with our private sector partners. The hubs are able to leverage on Govt's convening power to bring together these partners
Everything done was based on evidence. First thing we did was with @dalbergtweet, & development partner funding, we developed the "Strategic Framework & Implementation Plan for Job Creation". This was the foundation for everything we did. Access it here:…
One of the sectors prioritized was ICT. We then ran a regional innovation mapping, which produced the "Innovation as a Catalyst for Growth" report. This report formed the foundation for engagement with hubs and other ecosystem players in the country. Here:…
Also, as part of the Aso Villa Demo day program, an initial 79 Start Ups received first tranche of start up finance of approximately $1.5million dollars, more than 50 of them have received a second tranche, bringing total start up funds support disbursement to about $2.5m
VP @ProfOsinbajo the the launch of the Nigeria Climate Innovation Center @nigeriacic
VP @ProfOsinbajo at the launch of the @startsng program at @vplatformhub in Abuja
VP @ProfOsinbajo at the launch of the South South Hub in Benin City
VP @ProfOsinbajo at the launch of the @startsng program at @genesystechhub in Enugu
VP @ProfOsinbajo at the @startsng program launch at @vplatformhub in Abuja
VP @ProfOsinbajo at the launch of the North East Humanitarian Innovation Hub @Northeast_iHub in Lagos
In Yola*
Total of 7 hubs programs setup as at today, 1 more than the 6 mentioned by the VP. North East, North Central, South East, South West, South South, Abuja and Lagos - DONE. North West ongoing. We promised 8 hubs, one in each zone, and one each in Lagos and Abuja.
And I have listed all 7 hubs in this thread. Some of you are still running with the falsehood that the hubs do not exist. Interestingly, all the hub programs and launches were largely shared on social media. And the VP's visits were in the news - social media, print and TV
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