UNESCO Innovation To Transform Education Training (ITET) For Young Nigerian Innovators

ITET is part of the capacity building components of the United Nations Global Youth Initiative (GYI), and Nigeria will be the first country to launch it. This is a great responsibility and opportunity for all Nigerian youths, and we really count on your inspiration and passion.  


With a strong commitment to diversity and equity, we will select 50 exceptional individuals from diverse educational and social backgrounds who demonstrate a passion for EdTech and a commitment to shaping a brighter future for our communities. We encourage all aspiring education innovators to apply and embark on this rewarding journey of learning, collaboration, and meaningful impact. Together, let’s create an equitable and thriving educational environment that uplifts every learner and transforms their lives.  

Eligibility Requirements:

LevelMinimum AgeRequired GPAEligibility CountryGenderRace/EthnicityScholarship Deadline
EdTech EnthusiastNo specific ageNot specifiedNigeriaAnyAnySeptember 15, 2023

Scholarship Time Range:

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The application deadline is September 15, 2023.

Benefits of UNESCO Innovation To Transform Education Training (ITET) For Young Nigerian Innovators:

  • The training is an on-site, five-day program, which will consist of lectures, workshops and practical activities across different skillsets with a focus on transforming education.
  • Training cost will be covered for all selected applicants
  • In addition, all participants will pitch their initiatives or current projects to an ITET Prize Committee at the beginning and end of the training and the top five winners will be awarded a financial prize.
  • All participants will receive certification of completion of the training and will become members of the Future Perspectives Network and Better Innovation Better Outcome (BIBO) Network. At the end of the upskilling training, young education stakeholders are expected to launch new initiatives or advance current projects as agents of innovation in their educational settings

50 applicants will be selected for the capacity building training, targeting young representatives recommended by key education institutions and other key educational stakeholders in the country


Requirements for Benefits of UNESCO Innovation To Transform Education Training (ITET) For Young Nigerian Innovators:

Here are some the requirement for this scholarship:

  • Pre-service or in-service education stakeholder who is currently studying at higher education institutions with education-focused programs, OR
  • Interdisciplinary university student or practitioner who has a crossover interest or projects on education, OR
  • Education practitioner at national, provincial, and local levels, OR
  • Youth leader from major youth organizations in Nigeria based at higher education.

Candidates must be:

  • Be a Nigerian Citizen.
  • Be aged 18 – 35 years.
  • Submit an idea or initial project on EdTech Innovation to Transform Education.

How to apply for this scholarship:

Qualified individual should visit this site: UNESCO on futureperspectives.org Or click on apply button on this page.


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