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Background

NWMAKEATHON

Having demonstrated the impact of innovation in rebuilding the North-East, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) Nigeria is organizing a makeathon in the North-West region titled NWMakeathon in partnership with the Selected Hub.

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What is it about ?

Innovative Ideas for Socio-Economic Wellbeing of North West, Nigeria

The NWMakeathon is an open and intensive solution creation contest which would cut across the region with the objective of bringing together the skills and knowledge of a diverse set of individuals and institutions including entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators, businesses, academics, policymakers, and community leaders, all committed to address the socio-economic challenges of North-West Nigeria.

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Benefits

Opportunities for the participants

During the makeathon, 30 teams of innovators and sector experts will be selected from a pool of applicants would work together to conceptualize ideas and transform them into working prototypes. At the end of the co-creation period, 15 teams would be selected across all 7 states to participate in the market validation stage. At demo day, 7 most innovative teams with solutions scoring high on criteria such as

‘likelihood to succeed’, ‘social impact’, ‘commercial viability’, and ‘relevance’ would be selected to participate in the 3 months long blended incubation programme (online & physical) at incubation hubs closest to them in the region.

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Key Challenges Area

Having demonstrated the impact of innovation in rebuilding the North-East, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) Nigeria is organizing a makeathon in the North-West region titled NWMakeathon in partnership with the Selected Hub.

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PROTECTION
60%
NUTRITION AND FOOD SECURITY
55%
QUALITY EDUCATION
95%
HEALTH
80%
ECONOMIC SECURITY
70%

The Goals and Objectives of the Makeathon.

To start a process and develop an ecosystem of innovation close to conflict and natural disaster affected people by co-creating solutions with them and with humanitarian service providers to address the protection and assistance challenges that have remained so far neglected.

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