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 Sept 24- 30 , 2016 
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Tuesday, September 27 • 10:30 - 11:30
Innovation Nation: Government and startups co-building the future

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The rapid emergence of startups in Nigeria is catalyzing the ability of the nation to enhance its productivity, generate employment, and appeal to international consumers and investors. In order for these emerging enterprises to serve as true engines of economic growth, government must play a role in creating an enabling environment that allows these businesses to thrive. This includes:

  • Policies and regulations that lower barriers to entry in the market (tax, subsidies, preferential regulation, investment capital, etc)

  • Quality education systems to meet market demands

  • Access to global markets and supply chain

  • Business support services

  • Education and workforce development

In Lagos specifically, government has been playing a pivotal role in co-creating the future with the private sector and with universities. Here we discuss break-throughs and set-backs.



Speakers
avatar for Obafela Bank-Olemoh

Obafela Bank-Olemoh

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education., Lagos State Government
Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh is an astute visionary, strategist and administrator per excellence with a verifiable track record of impact in his almost 20 years of professional and social service engagements. Representing a new generation of middle-aged Nigerians, he is passionately committed to the realization of the “New Nigeria”. Before his recent appointment as the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, he was... Read More →
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Mobolade Ekujumi

Vice President, Business Development, Venture Garden Group.
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Chioma Nwagboso

Private Sector Advisor,, GIZ
avatar for Gossy Ukanwoke

Gossy Ukanwoke

Founder, Beni American University
Gossy is a Higher Education Investor, supporting access to Learning and Education for young people in under-served communities. He has worked with African governments on the development of policies to assist in creating better access, quality and relevance of learning in higher education institutions. He founded BAU Research and Development in 2012.  Through BAU R&D, he founded  Beni American... Read More →
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Ada Umeofia

Architect/Designer, The OS Space



Tuesday September 27, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
Oriental Hotel Lekki