Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Explain your project in details:
Objectives: To document aptly, the positive excellence of Nigeria & Nigerians. To inspire Nigerian patriotism, nation building & excellence. As a strategic advocate of responsible journalism. As a historical record of the ingenuity of the Nigerian people. As a reference guide for innovation within the Nigerian context. As an educational resource advocating positive values and impactful scholarship. As a creative and resourceful guide for best practices for online publishers, bloggers, writers, webmasters, digital marketers, etc. To annually publish the PositiveNaija Greats series Core Values: Truth, reliability (commitment, competence & consistency), respect, valid sense of judgement and excellence. Our Activities *PositiveNaija Annual Essay Competition aims to encourage Nigerian patriotism, nation building as well as a platform for excellence! *PositiveNaija Q&A Forum a question-and-answer platform open to everyone to provide answers, ideas, understanding, solutions to various individual and societal questions/problems. Ongoing in this Forum is the PositiveNaija Daily Quiz. *Avoid Greed This Week Campaign: We have identified greed to be a fundamental destructive element to human prosperity and national development particularly in Nigeria. Thus, the Avoid Greed This Week campaign on our sidebars acts as a way of discouraging the act of greed and reminding us of its dangers & consequences. *PositiveNaija-COGA Monthly Bible Quiz aimed at promoting the knowledge and consciousness of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Bible. *PositiveNaija Analysis & Assessments aimed at providing objective periodic assessments on positive progress about Nigeria and Nigerians. *Love & Heroes aimed at celebrating the positive value of Nigerians all over the world no matter how little their impact might be, which the world might be unaware of. The overall goal is to promote the value of the Nigerian human life through the spirit of love, gratitude and positive works/deeds. This is included on our weekly videos.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
*The 2017 PositiveNaija Essay Competition an inaugural annual essay contest titled 'How Great Is Nigeria' received 46 entries from 46 persons (45 Nigerians and 1 Bulgarian). The impact of the essay was to entrench critical thinking and illuminate on what genuinely makes Nigeria a great country today, which every Nigerian and Non-Nigerians should be proud of. *The publishing of the "PositiveNaija Series 2017: Convocation of Green Eagles" - a historic and educational resource, which reliably informs the world of the positive excellence of Nigeria and Nigerians globally for the year 2017.
Sustainability and future plans
*Financing source is currently through private funding/equity and donations/sponsorship for specific programmes *The business model is hinged on our big ideas: Standards, Reliability, Impact and Speed. *Plans for future growth include hiring and training of staff, impact research particularly on the Nigerian society, infrastructure to improve working conditions, viable partnerships, etc.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Toju Micheal Ogbe is a Nigerian author, strategist, anthropologist, journalist, historian, researcher, diplomat and poet. He was born on the 31st of March, 1990. He is passionate about a Nigeria that is genuinely united by love and with a common vision towards peace and sustainable progress. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of both PositiveNaija & The Nigerian Diplomat. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Art (BA) in International Studies & Diplomacy [First Class] from Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Oil & Gas Management [Merit] from Coventry University, United Kingdom (UK). Toju Micheal Ogbe has provided and maintained relevant contributions to the field of sustainable energy development in Nigeria particularly on renewable energy, energy efficiency, rural electrification and capacity training/development in the international development sector as well as Nigerian public and private sectors He is a consultant with expertise in monitoring and evaluation; energy management; capacity development; publishing; data, information and knowledge management; communication and human resource management.