Nigeria Hack

On Friday 5th March, we held our third #YouthPowerHack.

57 young people from Nigeria and Cameroon gathered to hack solutions to the global goals.

I was very humbled to see the wealth of ideas from fellow young leaders in the areas of health and education. It was very inspiring to see the energy and innovation!

Obinna Onuoha, participant in the Nigeria Youth Power Hack.
Visual minutes from the hack, courtesy of More Than Minutes

In a poll conducted at the hack:

% feel education and livelihoods are the biggest issues for young people in Nigeria
% believe young people can hack the solutions to achieve the Global Goals
Participants at the hack.

Why Youth Power?

Participants at the hack said that is important that young people take a lead in achieving the Global Goals, because:

> The Goals affect young people’s future.
> Young people have the energy and enthusiasm to make the Goals a reality.
> Young people have the best ideas, but often aren’t supported.

Participants used the design thinking method to hack solutions to the global goals. They began by discussing barriers to achieving the goals around education and health before moving on to brainstorming ideas to address the issues. They will continue to work on their ideas to transform them executable solutions. 

We can’t achieve the Global Goals without the engagement of youths. The Youth Power Hack is a step in the right direction towards achieving the global goals.

Victor Elemchukwu, participant in the Nigeria Youth Power Hack.

Bukunmi, a Nigerian spoken-word poet performed an inspiring piece about the power young people have to change the world.

Featured idea from the Nigeria Hack

Birth2Life is addressing the myths and misconceptions of caesarean delivery in Nigeria through health education, thereby reducing maternal mortality.

As a doctor, my mandate is saving lives – and I look forward to supporting women in Nigeria through my team’s innovation.

Anthony, Birth2Life Team

In the coming weeks and months we will be sharing more about the ideas developed at the hack as the process continues. Follow us to stay up to date.

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