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Achieving SDGs Through Technology-Driven Solutions

  1. 1. ACHIEVING SDGs THROUGH TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS Kehinde Sogunle Chief Solutions Architect 1
  2. 2. Researchers/Contributors • Kehinde Sogunle - • Abiodun Mustapha - • Seyi Ogidiolu - • Adetoyese Oyedunmade - • Marcellus Nwankwo - 2
  3. 3. Who We Are LEAD Resources is Nigeria’s Strategic Human Capital Development Social Enterprise with a deliberate focus on Governance, Enterprise and Technology hinged on Learning & Innovation in Africa. Our mission is to support people organisations and governments to be the best they can be using tools, practices and techniques that are world class We serve as solutions, enterprise and incubation support providers to start-ups, entrepreneurs, technologists, businesses, social organisations, government, and impact investors. 3
  4. 4. Vision To be the indisputable knowledge leadership and real solutions provider out of Africa 4
  5. 5. Africa has a lot of challenges that limit the potential of citizens to live a better quality of life Africa has witnessed a boost and burst of activities in the ICT innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship arena. Many global players are recognising the abundant talent that abounds in Africa, The burgeoning African population constitute a large market which has created a huge potential for innovative service and products Background Source: content/uploads/2015/06/MAP-Skills-4-Africa.png 5
  6. 6. take part in ‘a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward and unworthy timid ignorance obstructing our progress’ - The Economist Published since 1843 6
  7. 7. 7 IInstrumented Interconnected Intelligent
  8. 8. Achieving Development with Tools Man is a tool using being With tools he can do many things Without tools he cannot do many things 8
  9. 9. Moving Forward: Let’s think and innovate... × × ×× × × ×× × × × ×× × 9
  10. 10. Moving Forward: Let’s think and innovate... 10
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  12. 12. Drivers of Growth 12 White Is the color of milk and fresh snow, the color produced by the combination of all the colors of the visible spectrum. Black Is the color of coal, ebony, and of outer space. It is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light.INTERNET OF THINGS
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  14. 14. Introducing 2030 Vision In January 2017, the Business and Sustainable Development Commission highlighted the huge economic opportunity inherent in meeting the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (the Global Goals). This value will only be realized with unprecedented levels of private sector collaboration and innovation. Digital solutions need to be democratized and deployed across sectors including healthcare, agriculture, logistics, energy, finance, and education The 2030Vision is a new partnership that connects businesses, NGOs and governments with the technology and expertise they need to realize the Global Goals. Source: Uniting To Deliver Technology For The Global Goals 2030 Vision: Global Goals Technology Forum 14
  15. 15. Critical Areas and Business Imperatives Source: Uniting To Deliver Technology For The Global Goals 2030 Vision: Global Goals Technology Forum15
  16. 16. Risks and Challenges • Digital technology will have profound implications for business and society in the coming decades; if channeled mindfully, it will help achieve the Global Goals. However, there are a number of risks and challenges to consider in the areas of • E Waste • Further Inequality and Gap betweeb Have and Have Nots • Economic and Labour Disruption • Security , Privacy and Control • Accountability • Over –Reliance on Technology • 2030vision aims to provide a platform for collaboration across the private and public sectors to help manage these risks and explore how Technology can play a role in mitigating such challenges. 16
  17. 17. Promising Opportunities for Digital Technology Source: Uniting To Deliver Technology For The Global Goals 2030 Vision: Global Goals Technology Forum17
  18. 18. How do we get there • Radically reform our education system to be 21st Century and SDG Compliant • Rapidly and concurrently address critical energy and connectivity infrastructure • Encourage Transition Organisations such as Technology Innovation Hubs connecting Research with Practice and Innovation • Accelerated Knowledge and Skills Acquisition on Digital Technology for Inclusiveness • Challenge our youth to apply technology to solve the challenges towards the achievement of Global Goals 18
  19. 19. Challenges and Opportunities Challenges that underline individual and community capacity to survive and access opportunity. Challenges that threaten a child’s fundamental capacity to live out their live Challenges that stifle children’s abilities and/or potential to improve their quality of life. Infrastructure Human Mobility Basic Services of Health and Education Violence and Hazards Connectivity and Information Responding to these challenges present opportunities for technologies in: 19
  20. 20. TechHubs - Catalysing Africa’s Development 20
  21. 21. Innovation Hubs AsDevelopment Drivers In Africa Business InnovationHubs Efficiency InclusionInnovation Youth Entrepreneurship Youth Employment Youth Engagement 21
  22. 22. 22 Digital Economy Competencies
  23. 23. No one left behind • Unlearn, Learn and Relearn • Encourage Inclusion • Embrace Diversity • Explore Leapfrogging • Get Ready for Disruption 23
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  25. 25. Our footprints • Established in 2016 at Abeokuta, the first Innovation Hub that serves as serve as a co-working and incubation space for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech start-ups and impact investors in and around Ogun State • Facilitated the introduction of the Google Digital Skills programme to Ogun State through which over 10000 participants were trained that stimulated various activities by youths in the digital marketing space • Facilitated the Microsoft/AIKI Nigeria ‘Code to Earn’ and ‘A day of Coding’ programmes to popularise the coding awareness among students of Secondary and Tertiatiary Institutions • Organised the first ever ‘For Loop’ Conference, Abeokuta as a convergence for networking and technical exchange to IT programmers and developers • Established Data Science, Abeokuta and Digital Marketing Abeokuta as regular technical capacity networking interactions and Organised Highly Successful events such as Data Science Invasion in collaboration with Data Science Nigeria as well as Digital Marketing convergence for Digital Marketing Experts and Enthusiasts. • Hosting a regular weekly programme on SWEET FM Radio tagged ‘SME CLINIC’ for Youth Entrepreneurial development with a focus on the Digital Economy • Collaborating with the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Computer Society to host the first ever IT Stakeholders Forum in 2018 with the theme Building the Technology and Innovation Ecosystem in Ogun State which brought together many notable players in the Information Technology Sector from the Public Sector, the Private Sector and the Academia • Facilitating the Organisation of the Digital Ecosystem Advisory Group as a high-level stakeholder group to stimulate significant private sector activity in the technology space and in collaboration with the public sector, academia and the social sector. 25
  26. 26. Our Footprints • Implemented in collaboration with the GIZ – German Development Commission the pro- Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme (SEDIN), the Start Up Business Training and Coaching Loop (Start-up Loop) as a pilot in Ogun State in 2018 and along with three other organisations viz. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, National Directorate of Employment, Ogun State and the Justice, Development and Peace Commission. • Participated in the development of SME-SABI ( an interactive learning platform for SMEs and start- ups, as well as anyone interested in business management and entrepreneurship as part of the GIZ – SEDIN Programmes • Developed a Digital Economy Competency System aimed at building awareness and motivation about the Personal, Entrepreneurial and Emerging Technologies necessary to operate confidently and reliably in the Digital Age. • Operating as an Entrepreneurship Development institution of the Central Bank of Nigeria for the training of emerging entrepreneurs to access their entrepreneurship development intervention funds. • Participating as a recognized training institution for the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) of National Youth Service Corps in Ogun State • Contributed to the Special Projects and Science and Technology Sub Committee of the Governor Dapo Abiodun Transition Team by making a presentation on the State of Science and Technology in Ogun State, the principles and recommendations for moving forward and the periodic priorities for implementation and monitoring. 26
  27. 27. Get in touch with us Our Website Email OFFICE ADDRESS LEAD Resources Innovation Hub 27 ,Oke Ola Estat Behind Federal Medical Centre, Off Elite Club, Idi Aba Abeokuta, Ogun State Phone: +2348097777094, 08050963056 Facebook: Resources Twitter: @LEADResourcesNG Instagram: @LEADResourcesNG 27
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Editor's Notes

  • Group Lending : Formalized grouping of small businesses into associations and small teams – This could be driven through the local government (as they collect levies) – Such strong and identifiable associations help de-risk lending by commercial banks.
    Co operation with MFIs : By allowing the MFIs leverage on our platform to serve the micro market, we continue to partner them in financial inclusion
    Co operation with Telcos: Form our experience, we have seen that this can help improve access to pension solutions at the micro level, drive inclusion through mobile money and provide access to the financial markets
    Pro SME DFIs : Establishment of DFIs that have strong risk management capabilities with a pro-SME Development focus. Such DFIs should not leverage on the comfort of commercial banks to drive their lending objectives
    The future…to drive SME inclusion, we are innovating along the following lines :
    Digital banking, Franchising, Factoring, Contract financing, Islamic bank ( Murabaha, Ijarah etc )

    In all these, we are striving to Create linkages through Corporates value chain Focus, this helps improve efficiencies and enables us leverage off the value chain visibility to de-risk the MSME sector and thus increase their access to finance.

    Given that the rural geographies are not pressured by the spending and upward lifestyle in the urban, is it possible that when we build efficiencies in the rural areas, their savings can in turn become the liabilities we can use in funding the deficits in the high rise cities ?

    The nature of our market is changing , we need to keep evolving our solutions for the good of our country and for the empowerment of the most vulnerable of us !!
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