Seven cities of Nigeria will play host to a series of workshop dedicated to nonprofit and social enterprises interested in applying for the 2018 Google Impact Challenge Nigeria. The workshop which is organized by Paradigm Initiative on behalf of Google will hold in Aba, Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Jos, Port Harcourt and Yola between June 25 and 27, 2018.
According to a press statement by Paradigm Initiative, Google’s Nigerian partner for the Challenge, “The Google Impact Challenge is an important project design to empower Nigerian nonprofits and social enterprises with important resources to help deepen their work. The application workshops will help prospective applicants understand what the Challenge is all about, its rules and the intricacies of putting forward a strong application.”
Tope Ogundipe, Paradigm Initiative’s Director of Programs, said “Google is looking for 12 most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises in Nigeria and we want to make sure that everyone doing great work in their communities stand a chance to making the cut. This is why we are organizing the workshop in all the 6 geopolitical zones and the federal capital territory. Great ideas are everywhere and we hope all the worthy ideas are able to compete on an equal footing. Those interested in the workshop can go to paradigmhq.org to register.”
The Google Impact Challenge Nigeria “is an open invitation to nonprofits, social enterprises and businesses in Nigeria to share their vision for innovative ways to make our community stronger and create social impact, with a specific focus on increasing economic opportunity. Judges for the 6-month Challenge would include MI Abaga, John Momoh, Parminder Vir OBE, Kanu Nwankwo and Mo Abudu.”