Nigeria

Nigeria

BEGINS ON

08 October 2019

38

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11

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26

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Hi, my name is OBIDIMMA EZEZIKA

NEF Ambassador – Nigeria

Dr. Ezezika is an Assistant Professor, Teaching stream at the University of Toronto and the founder of the African Centre for Innovation and Leadership Development. His research interests lie at the nexus of implementation science, global health and food security. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Toronto, he was a Grand Challenges Fellow at the United Nations Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace, where he worked with a variety ofglobal health stakeholders, including the Gates Foundation and USAID, to take high-impact innovations from the bench to the bedside and improve the health of women, children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Ezezika has a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Georgia and masters in Environmental Management from Yale University.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE IN Nigeria

In Nigeria, science and technology have been discovered to be the “lifeline” for the development of all other sectors and the “key driver” for the national and socio-economic development. The catastrophic effect of the fall in the price of crude oil on Nigeria’s economy has led the Federal Government to explore other ways of boosting the country’s economy. This accounts for the interest in developing the sector of science and technology to impel the development in other sectors of the economy.
The impact of science and technology on the economic growth and diversification of Nigeria’s economy in the past few years cannot be overemphasized. In 2017 for instance, the contribution of the telecommunication sector to the GDP was estimated to be 10%. Developing science and technology in Nigeria will entail encouraging the youths to develop interest STEM fields in order to boost economic development in the country.

ASW HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018

OUR 2019 PROGRAM

October

08th

Opening ceremony

8:30 – 5:00

Nile University of Abuja.

This is a ceremony where the 2019 NEF’s ASW in Nigeria is officially declared open. After which participating students are trained on different STEM-related courses such as Robotics, Digital electronics, Arduino Programming, Renewable Energy, Game design & Animation and 3D printing.

October

09th

Workshop day2

9:00 – 5:00

Nile University and Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

Participating students are being trained on different STEM-related courses such as Robotics, Digital electronics, Arduino Programming, Renewable Energy, Game design & Animation and 3D printing. While the Cocktail & Science is a gathering of scientists to discuss the latest developments in the field of STEM.

October

10th

Robotics competition

8:30 – 4:00

Conference hall, Nile University

Students from different schools compete in the Robotics Competition and Coding Challenge. While the Cocktail & Science is a gathering of Scientists to discuss the advancement of technology in their field.

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