The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy as part of its activities to mainstream Gender in the ICT Sector is calling for participation on her National ICT Competition themed: “ICT Innovation for Inclusion in a Digital Economy” from girls in secondary schools nationwide.

Participation Guidelines:
A team of a maximum of three (3) girls each in any secondary school in Nigeria to come up with solutions to pressing challenges in their communities addressing digital inclusion in a Digital Economy. The Girls should be between 13 – 18 years old.

Entries should give a detailed description of a proposal, project or idea on what your team can do using ICT to profer solutions that will address digital inclusion challenges in a Digital Economy.

Submissions should be:
A not more that 10-page detailed proposal in Microsoft word document between 750 to 2000 words, including full names of teams and Title of their Solution;
Power Point Presentation of not more than 15 slides;
A less than 3- minutes video pitch;
Entries should be clearly marked and labeled with Name of student(s)/school and endorsed by the school Principal; and
Participants in this competition must be ready to demonstrate ownership of the proposal when called upon to do so.
Entry submission portal:
Entries are to be submitted online at:
Participants are advised to check the portal from time to time. Only submissions through the portal will be considered.

Evaluation Process:
The best three (3) submission from the six (6) Geo-political Zones will be selected from the entries received and they will be invited to Abuja for a Workshop, at no cost to the contestants; and
The best six (6) participants at the Workshop will be selected for the Final Stage and the best three (3) will be presented Prizes as follows.
1st Prize: N500, 000 (Five hundred thousand naira)
2nd Prize: N300, 000 (Three hundred thousand naira)
3rd Prize: N200, 000 (Two hundred thousand naira)
1. Prizes will only be awarded to support the innovations or ideas in the winning submissions.
2. Due to the volume of entries that this competition will attract, only successful entries will be contacted for the next stage of the Competition.
Entry duration:
Entries will be received from Monday, 18th November, 2019 to Monday, 25th November, 2019.
Prizes will be awarded to winning submissions on Friday, 29th November, 2019.
For more information, please email:
Or Contact: Edwin: 0806 547 3942
Tolu: 0909 438 7766

M. F. Istifanus
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy


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