The office of the vice president has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to empowering the IDPs through humanitarian Innovation Development hub for the North-East region Mr Mohmamed Brimah, special assistant to the vice president on IDPs (Social Investiment) made this known in Yola at the idea pitch for participants to support home-grown innovation in the country.
According to him, 1000 IDPs from the affected states and stakeholders are involved in free distribution of forms translated into their languages for identification of critical challenges.
Brimah said government is poised to provide financial and legal framework supports for innovation solution business,to address Gender Base Violence,automated irrigation,education and health.
The project NEMakeathon Challenge in collaboration with PCNI,NEMA,ICRC brought ideas from affected people, humanitarians, start-ups, engineers, academics, and businesses, an open & intensive solution contest for participants.
Earlier,Ife Adebayo, special assistant on Innovation and Entrepreneurship further said the innovation would bring solutions to the plight of IDPs in the region and be of relevance globally.
He said the participants are expected to come up with products that would make impact on IDPs and host communities.
“The major challenges in the program through consultations with NGOs and IDPs participants are expected to select one field of interest amongst the challenges and proper innovative based solutions.”
He expressed that a panel of judges would evaluate the teams based on a predetermined Score Sheet to come up with winners at the end of the contest in the six identified major challenging area.”
Mrs Filister Musa, a participant from COE Jalingo, Taraba State,identified lack of using history and philosophy of education and sciences a major challenges in wrongful uses of technology by people.
She enlightenment on education should be key pointer to the de-radicalization of extremism ideology and traumatization in the region.
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