THE 2018 NIGERIAN EDUCATION INNOVATION SUMMIT (NEDIS IV)

 “Accountability and Transparency in the Education Sector: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities”


 

The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 edition of its annual education conference; the Nigerian Education Innovation Summit (NEDIS).

About NEDIS

NEDIS serves as a platform to strengthen the design, implementation and scaling up of education innovations in Nigeria. The summit, now in its 4th year, has become a key event in the nation’s education event calendar, convening stakeholders from government, research and academia, the development and other funding organisations, corporations, civil society organisations and a broad range of education innovators for two days of rich discourse, knowledge sharing, learning, capacity development and networking.

Since its debut in 2015, NEDIS has explored new, exciting and sustainable approaches for increasing access to quality education, especially for the marginalized and underserved. Discussions at the summit undersore the importance of identifying and systematically scaling innovations such that they become more deeply embedded in policy systems and reach more beneficiaries nationwide.

What to Expect at NEDIS IV

This year's summit which is focused on Accountability and Transparency in the Education Sector, will convene over 250 stakeholders to discuss issues, challenges and innovative practices pertaining to accountability and transparency in Nigeria's education sector.

This year's discussions will be opened by the office of the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report (the 2018 GEM Report on Accountability in Education can be accessed here) with several leading voices in the education innovation ecosystem speaking at the sessions. NEDIS IV will feature 

  • Engaging plenary and breakout discussion sessions
  • Workshops including Masterclasses on Data Visualisation (led by BudgIT),and Advocacy and Strategic Communications (led by Connected Development)
  • An exhibition of innovative education products and services
  • A consultation session for the 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report
  • An Innovation Showcase Cocktail Reception

Date: 18th and 19th October 2018

Venue: Zone Tech Park, Plot 9, Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Gbagada Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria

Register as a delegate

The registration fee for the 2-day conference is ₦35,000. We are offering an early bird rate of ₦30,000 until October 1st 2018. Registration covers access to all Plenary and Breakout Sessions, Masterclasses, the GEM Report Consultation Session and the Innovation Showcase Cocktail Reception.  It also covers tea breaks and lunches for the 2 days, and access to the innovation cocktail reception. You will also receive conference materials.

How to Register for NEDIS IV

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Pay the registration fee. For corporate or multiple registrations, send names of delegates to nedis@tepcentre.comafter paying
  • A confirmation of payment will be emailed to you. Keep this for your records.

Student Bursaries: Limited bursaries are available for students and for NGOs based outside Lagos state. Bursaries cover only the registration fee.  To apply, send an application request of no more than 200 words to nedis@tepcentre.com with the subject line, “NEDIS 2018: Bursary Application”. Your application should explain why you should be considered for this bursary. Priority will be given to students and recent graduates of Education, Economics and International Development.

Volunteering Opportunities: There are a few slots available for volunteer ushers who will have their registration fee waived.  If you are interested in volunteering for NEDIS, send an email to nedis@tepcentre.com with the subject line, “NEDIS 2018: Volunteering”.

Visa

If you require a letter from the summit organisers to aid your visa application, please send an email to nedis@tepcentre.com with the subject line, Visa Letter for NEDIS 2018

Accommodation

Delegates to NEDIS will be offered discounted room rates at Amber Residence Hotel, Ikeja GRA. Interested delegates should send a copy of their registration confirmation to the hotel to access this rate.

Register as an Exhibitor

If your organisation would like to exhibit your products and services at NEDIS, a number of slots are available to be allotted on a first-come-first-served basis for ₦75,000. Please send an email to nedis@tepcentre.com to reserve your slot.

Partner with NEDIS

If your organization would like to sponsor the NEDIS IV, fund bursaries for student participation or provide media support, please send contact us via nedis@tepcentre.com or call Akinwunmi on +234 809 111 5403. Thank you.

Previous NEDIS Events

The last edition of the summit, NEDIS 2017, was themed ‘From Evidence to Policy and Action: What Works?’ The summit highlighted pathways for strengthening the utilization of evidence in policy making, professional practice and citizen action. For more information on the past editions of NEDIS and to download the NEDIS 2017 communique, click here.

NEDIS 2017 - From Evidence to Policy and Action: What Works?


As part of its mandate to strengthen partnerships in the education sector, TEP Centre supports education innovators to achieve greater and more sustainable impact. The Nigerian Education Innovation Summit (NEDIS) serves as a platform to strengthen the design, implementation and scaling up of education innovations in Nigeria. On July 10 and 11, 2017, over 150 stakeholders from government, research and academia, development organisations and programmes, donor and other funding organisations, civil society organisations and a broad range of education innovators, gathered for two days of discourse focused on establishing pathways for strengthening the utilisation of evidence in policymaking, practice and citizen action.

The 3rd Nigerian Education Innovation Summit (NEDIS 2017) featured enlightening plenary discussions, engaging breakout discussion sessions, participatory workshops and a hilarious but thought-provoking drama skit. It also featured an exhibition of innovative products and services and enabled excellent networking among delegates. Virtual delegates actively engaged on social media via a web broadcast of the event, and on Twitter with the summit hashtag #NEDIS2017 trending on Twitter for the days of the summit.

Kindly download a full report on NEDIS 2017 here.
Get a glimpse of what happened during the NEDIS, in July, here.

NEDIS 2016 - Scaling Up Educational Interventions in Nigeria: A Call to Action


The Nigerian Education Innovation Summit (NEDIS) 2016, a learning event convened by The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre and ExpandNet, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, brought together implementers of education innovations, social investors, funders, researchers, development partners, policymakers and public sector officials to address different challenges faced in scaling up education innovations in Nigeria. The event sought to uncover challenges and solutions for improving access to and quality of education in Nigeria. Specifically, the event focused on the following thematic areas: i). Accountability and transparency in education policy, ii). Cross-sectoral collaborations for scaling up education interventions, iii). Sustainability of education intervention design and funding, iv). Creativity in public leadership and v). Data and evidence for dissemination and advocacy. The summit also featured the presentation . of a white paper titled “Scaling up educational interventions in Nigeria: a call to action”. The white paper makes a strong case for education-sector stakeholders to ensure that every child in Nigeria benefits from successfully tested education interventions by focusing on efforts to scale up their impact.

Discussions at NEDIS 2016 focused on how systematic approaches to project design and implementation and the participatory development of scale-up strategies can lead to greater expansion and institutionalization of successful interventions.

Please download the white paper and the communique.

NEDIS 2015 - Strengthening the Design, Implementation and Impact of Education Innovation in Nigeria


The inaugural edition of the Nigerian Education Innovation Summit (NEDIS) was convened by The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre, as regional hub for the global Center for Education Innovations (CEI). CEI is an initiative of the Results for Development institute (R4D) with funding from the Department for International Development (DfID). In 2014, TEP Centre became a regional hub for CEI and has identified and profiled over 60 education innovations in Nigeria. The goal of the global Center for Education innovations (CEI) is to promote programmes, policies, and practices that increase access to quality, affordable, and equitable education for the world’s poor by identifying, analyzing, and connecting education innovations.

The theme for NEDIS 2015 was Strengthening the Design, Implementation and Impact of Education Innovation in Nigeria and the event explored new, exciting and sustainable approaches for providing access to good quality education, especially for the marginalised. Attendees engaged in lively discussions during plenary and break out panel sessions on relevant topics such as: Engaging with Policymakers, Scaling Up Social Innovations, Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organisational Development and Information & Communication Technology (ICT).

Please download the full report.