Team Nicademia has won the 2017 Changemaker Challenge, organised by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), an arm of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The USPF Changemaker Challenge 2017 is a nationwide competition open to innovators, software developers, User Experience (UX) designers, students and other ICT enthusiasts from all over Nigeria.
Nicademia is an online distribution platform for African-inspired animations and cartoons that seek to promote African culture, traditions and values to the world.
The organisers said the aims and objectives of the Challenge were to empower the Nigerian youths by challenging their tenacity to create technology-driven solutions for the needs of their Communities and the nation at large.
During the National Finals of the competition, which ended at the weekend in Lagos, the Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said the commission was committed to the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria.
Represented by Head of Strategy and Corporate Performance Monitoring, USPF, Mr Kelechi Nwankwo, the EVC said the development of ICT was the reason for the creation of USPF.
He, however, assured that NCC would continue to use USPF as a platform in the promotion and application of innovation processes in ICT, to help empower the youth.
According to him, one of the commission’s eight-point agenda is the promotion of ICT innovations and investment opportunities.
We believe that there is no better way to propagate this than to proactively involve the new generation of tech-innovators and entrepreneurs.