Google on Wednesday launched the Google Impact Challenge Nigeria 2018 aimed at empowering the citizens to drive community impact.
The Google Country Marketing Manager, Affiong Osuchukwu, said at the unveiling in Lagos that Google would commit two million dollars into the project in form of grants to non-profits using technology to reach their goals.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a non-profit is dedicated to furthering a social cause or advocating a viewpoint.
Osuchukwu said: “This is the first time we are running a GIC in Africa. Many African non-profits are doing great work with real impact, and we are keen to shine a light on them and give a financial boost to innovative projects and ideas.
“We believe technology can help local and national organisations to reach their goals better and solve some of the continent’s most pressing challenges.
“We are eager to back people who are using technology in new ways to make a positive difference in their communities.
“We also want to highlight the healthy state of social enterprise in Nigeria today, and encourage non-profits to consider how technology can help them to reach their goals.”
She advised non-profits in Nigeria to apply to receive from the two million dollars in funding.
According to the official, four non-profits stand to win $250, 000 each, while eight runners-up will get $125, 000 each.
She said that applications would be open for the next six months.
She said that non-profits could apply online at https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/nigeria2018 or g.co/nigeriachallenge.
Osuchukwu said that winners would be decided by a panel of local judges and a public vote, adding that the public vote.
She said that the winning non-profits would also have free access to guidance, technical assistance and mentorship from Google.
She listed the panel of judges to include: the Chief Executive Officer of Channels Media Group, John Momoh; CEO, Zinox Technologies, Leo Stan Ekeh; and ex-international footballer, Kanu Nwankwo.
“The Google Impact Challenge Nigeria launches today and will close on the July 4. The final awards ceremony will be held during the week of November 26.
“At Google for Nigeria in July last year, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced Google’s commitment to providing $20 million funding to African non-profits over five years.
“This is the first initiative aimed at realising that commitment.”
The official said that the Google Impact Challenge for Kenya and South Africa were also launched on Wednesday.
She listed the criteria for selecting the non-profits to include registration, scalability, innovativeness and feasibility.
According to Osuchukwu, other Google Impact Challenges around the world have supported ideas ranging from smart cameras for wildlife conservation to solar lights for off-grid communities and mobile application that helps to protect women from domestic violence.
Search The Poise
Promote Your Music
Recent Posts On The Poise
- Barcelona 4-0 Villarreal: Fati and Messi get Koeman off to flying start in LaLiga
- Roma 2-2 Juventus: Ronaldo double salvages a point for 10-man Bianconeri
- Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City: Vardy hat-trick leaves Guardiola stunned
- Man City sign Ruben Dias as Otamendi joins Benfica
- NCDC Records 126 New COVID-19 Cases, 72 Recoveries, 2 Deaths
- BBNaija Finale: Laycon Wins Season 5 Of Reality Show
- Onyiaka Releases new single titled “Tiya”
- NCDC Announces 136 New COVID-19 Cases,116 Recoveries, 3 Deaths
- Inter Milan hits two late goals to beat Fiorentina 4-3
- Apple removes charging brick from Apple Watch Edition, Hermès
Top Posts & Pages
Entertainment News3 years ago
Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Have Started Hanging Out Again
Articles3 years ago
Marcus Rashford’s Girlfriend Lucia Loi
Photos3 years ago
Leroy Sane’s Girlfriend Candice Brook
Celebrities2 years ago
David Beckham Allegedly Got His Daughter’s Teacher Pregnant
News2 years ago
Nigeria Gets Fresh $200m Loan To Finance Electricity Projects
Celebrities3 years ago
Jesse Lingard Breaks Up With Girlfriend Jena Frumes
Sport2 years ago
Bournemouth Signs Liverpool Defender Nathaniel Clyne On Loan
Entertainment News3 years ago
Top 10 Sexiest Young Female Celebrities in The World