Winners have emerged in the Nigerian edition of the 2019 World Summit Awards (WSA) presented by Mr. Amos Emmanuel, WSA Eminent National Expert for Nigeria.
The WSA Eminent National Expert for Nigeria Mr. Emmanuel Amos, President, Programos Foundation shared results with the press, expressing that some applicants and their products have emerged winners in their respective innovation categories having evoked state-of-the-art changes in their communities by producing best local content innovations impacting our society positively after Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs and deserving global and local recognitions.
United Nations World Summit Awards Local Chapter in Nigeria on a yearly basis provides a unique global selection of how digital applications provide solutions to solve local issues.
WSANigeria now operated as the Tech-Awards & Jury module (aka intervention #3 of the InnovationBed.Africa tech ecosystem development initiative of Programos Foundation), is charged with the responsibility to identifying the best Nigerian Digital Innovations with positive impact on society and recommending them to the international stage of the World Summit Awards Global Contest. Through this annual process, Nigeria has had impressive participation at the global awards with indigenous entrepreneurs leaving indelible marks on the world innovation map to date.
GOVERNMENT AND CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT CATEGORY
Winner – Tax Administration And Processing System (TAAPS) Irene Mmam of Telnet have successfully driven digital transformation efforts that improved business outcomes with the many projects and companies.
TAAPS features include:
– Elimination of business silos, allowing the department to view all taxpayer activity across tax types- Ability to perform online updates to taxpayer attributes
– Ability to enforce pre-determined business rules for tax registration
– Provides audit trail of changes made to the system
– Ability to process returns and related forms for each applicable tax type, as follows:
• Withholding Tax
• Value Added Tax
• Capital Gains Tax
• Pay as you Earn
• Road Taxes etc.
– Ability to view all returns processed for a particular taxpayer by taxpayer (TIN), period or tax type
– Ability to configure rules and detect compliance
HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE CATEGORY
Winner – Chekkit App by Mr. Dare Odumade of Chekkit Technologies LLC.
Chekkit Technologies LLC, based in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was founded in 2018 by Mr. Dare Odumade, Ms. Jida Asare, Mr. Tosin Adelowo and Mr. Adebola Oyenuga. The company is specialized in developing secured software for food, beverage and drug distribution tracking & consumer intelligence through anti-counterfeiting services, which makes physical products smart and traceable across supply chain both offline and online and employs 6 staff members. The fast-forward thinking concept of the company has identified the potential to grow and lead the connected products economy and industry 4.0 in Africa.
FMCG and pharmaceutical producers lack efficient data aggregation processes for accurate market demand prediction, which leads to over 30% revenue losses and entrance of counterfeits. The entrance of counterfeits does not just cause losses to businesses but is responsible for deaths of millions of consumers in developing economies – in Africa and Asia – yearly.
Chekkit solves this through a blockchain secured tracking system leveraging USSD, barcode and anti-counterfeit QR scan technology to automate data collection, address inventory/assets status tracking, consumer intelligence and provide end-to-end distribution transparency.
Chekkit’s offers its solutions via two (2) platforms:
- Chekkit Consumer intelligence platform; for product anti-counterfeiting, brand protection and real-time market insights. This tool will always help producers gain return on investment (ROI) for all promotional/marketing and brand protection spends.
- Chekkit Supply chain tracking platform; for product distribution and inventory/asset tracking. This tool helps save time, prevents stock outs and ensures end-to-end transparency on all product supply-chain/distribution processes.
TOURISM AND CULTURE CATEGORY
Winner – Wemove Rally by Chima Ezeokoye
Chima Ezeokoye is one of three co-founders, including Celestine Ezeokoye and Majid Tokurah, of WeMove Technologies Ltd. WeMove is primarily a transport technology company building software solutions to ease transportation and related businesses in Africa. There he oversees business development and partnerships that eases tourism issues.
WeMove Tourism an end-to-end tourism servicing system in Africa using technology and shared value to create a human-centered tourism distribution network.
Its solutions includes:
- The Trip – Quarterly tour planners discovery and recruitment program.
- WeMove Planner – Online tour planning and management software (33+ tour companies using)
- WeMove Rally – Human centered tourism distribution network ( 125 registered influencers as affiliates, 13 corporate partners, and 14 remote sales agent)
- Our solution ‘Rally for corporates’ allow organizations to offer tourism as incentive to their staff. This can potentially serve the over 36 million registered businesses in Nigeria. Also 2.3 billion employed population of Africa and Asia.
Wemove Technologies Ltd manages an online vehicle hire portal, www.wemove.co which avails the public access to over 2,000 vehicles for hire.
BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CATEGORY
Winner – AFRIMART by Ojeniyi Olajide
Afrimart is a one-stop heritage e-commerce platform focused on providing seamless services with the highest level of customer satisfaction-with a variety of products like; African Antiques, Crafts, Traditional Music Instrument, Artifacts, Traditional Wears, Traditional Games and Agro-Allied products. This is a new business initiative, the very first of its type for this category of African heritage products. Our business model is to distribute and export these products mainly to earn foreign exchange into the economy.
Its vision is to boost the sales of local craftsmen and farmers by buying directly from them as well as distributing and exporting to the target market. This will create direct and indirect jobs along the production chain, earn foreign exchange, stimulate Agricultural production and also provide a stable revenue for local craftsmen and farmers.
ENVIRONMENT AND GREEN ENERGY CATEGORY
Winner – FARMZ2U by Aishat Raheem
Aisha Raheem is the founder of Farmz2U – a food and agricultural technology start-up based in Nigeria and serving Sub-Saharan African markets.
A British-Nigerian national, Aisha moved back to the continent to address the challenges of food sustainability. Farmz2U employs artificial intelligence in using data and predicative analytics to optimize farmers’ agricultural value chain.
As an executive director at Farmz2U, Aisha is responsible for aligning technical development with the business position, optimizing strategic partnerships and managing investor relationships amongst other activities. Under her leadership Farmz2U has received recognition as a leading startup including; a £5,000 grant from ShellLivewire in 2016 and recognition as a leading female entrepreneur by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2019, amongst others.
Using her skills and experience, Aisha’s vision is to enable end-to-end food sustainability in Africa and support UN SDGs’ Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and Goal 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and Aspiration 7 of the AU Agenda 2063.
Farmz2U is addressing; poor nutritional value from food consumption and the increasing levels of food waste.
LEARNING AND EDUCATION CATEGORY
Winner – Campus Torch by Mr. Taiwo Ogunde
Taiwo Ogunde is an innovative young entrepreneur, a brand consultant, and a motivating team leader who believes that every African youth deserves the platform to explore their skills and brilliance, this led him and his twin brother Kehinde Ogunde co-found Campus Torch, an organization that inspires and librates youth to explore their skills and brilliance consequently harnessing the endless opportunities around them using tech as a tool.
Campus Torch is an organization that inspires every youth and student to build and develop their 21st-century skills and brilliance consequently connecting them to opportunities and industries where they can be well appreciated.
Campus Torch solves the problems of self-development, employability, and entrepreneurship using tech as a tool.
Campus Torch mobile app makes it easier for users to:
- Learn, be Inspired and explore their ideas.
- Chat Live and connect with mentors of industries and youth of like minds.
- Get free access to jobs, scholarships and other opportunities