Since 2018, the Innovation Hub has delivered workshops to over 3,000 participants, become one of just seven digital innovation hubs to partner with Facebook for their Nigeria programmes, and developed four start-up businesses, which now employ 22 people, with a further four graduating at the end of March 2020. Previous start-up graduates secured in-kind investments from Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the Delta State Investment Agency, and two won places on the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. Find out more and take part.
Nigeria has experienced significant flows of people from rural to urban areas, where opportunities to continue traditional livelihoods, such as agriculture, are limited. SDN, therefore, partnered with the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation to create the Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub (KSIH) in Port Harcourt—the largest city in the Niger Delta. The KSIH is a physical space intended to test and support the growth of livelihood opportunities in digital and online technology, through providing training, infrastructure, and mentorship.