Ola ndi igbo is an initiative established by a group of passionate, credible and committed young Igbo Professionals. The Idea behind this initiative is to honour and celebrate individuals of Igbo descent who have distinguished themselves in their profession on a global stage and therefore deserve to be recognized as Our Global Best.
From 1967-1970, Nigeria was engaged in a bitter separatist war that saw the South East region of the country blockaded for 30 months, deprived of most basic amenities. It took the sheer ingenuity, innovation and scientific audacity of the people to survive the blockade. After the war, with little or no support many of the inventors of that period dispersed to other climes, and the innovative breakthroughs that would have seen Nigeria prosper were neglected.
Fifty years afterward, the neglect of innovation and inventions continues to be the trend in Nigeria, but the South Saharan Social Development Organization under one of its programmes, Ola ndi Igbo is poised to change that by organizing an event that will showcase and support the inventions and innovations of people who are from or are resident in the South East of Nigeria.
The event is slated for the 18th of December 2017 in Enugu State.
- An avenue where local innovations and inventions can be showcase
- A prize to encourage more creative endeavors
- Local alternatives to local problems as a solution to the recession
- Capacity building in such areas as branding, marketing, running a business, planning, projections etc for the inventors and innovators
- An Avenue for networking opportunities between innovators, potential investors and the general public
You can also direct interested persons to www.olandiigbo.net for more information and the application process.
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The Inventors and Innovators to participate in this event will be drawn from South East indigenes and residents. Indigenes of the South East must not be resident in the South East to participate, but non-indigenes must be resident in the South East to participate.