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.

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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.

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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).

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