- #OlaNdiIgbo is a biennial event
OlaNdiIgbo is a platform for leading individuals of Igbo descent in the global media, technology, education, arts, entertainment, amongst others to meet and network.
In 2015, #OlaNdiIgbo launched the #InnovationMarketplace, to showcase ingenuity, innovation and entrepeneurship within #Igboland and across the diaspora.
#OlaNdiIgbo is a biennial event. The theme for the 2017 edition, according to the organisers, is: Revitalizing the Can-do Igbo Spirit: Showcasing Innovations and Inventions from the South East.
“Despite the legacy of the Igbo people in education, science, technology and innovation, and the pivotal role that they have played in technology, innovation and inventions in Nigeria, the South East continues to struggle with high rates of unemployment, especially among youth and limited internally generated income to drive social and economic development in its five states.
“In addition, the large and accomplished Diaspora populations in the United States and the United Kingdom are relatively disconnected, and the most successful citizens are not engaged in philanthropic and community development initiatives in the South East.
“As a result, the region continues to struggle with a relatively weak civil society and a non-profit sector that is unable to raise funds to scale high impact initiatives.
Follow this link to register on www.olandiigbo.net.