NEDIS, the education innovation summit is an annual educator sector stakeholders’ convening organised and hosted by The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre. NEDIS was designed for a broad spectrum of education sector stakeholders, to highlight the challenges of education practice, innovations and their potential impact on the limitations facing the education sector in Nigeria.

NEDIS was initiated in 2015 as a platform to highlight the role of education innovations in solving the challenges of basic education delivery in Nigeria. The summit, now in its 5th 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 underscore the importance of identifying and systematically scaling innovations such that they become more deeply embedded in policy systems and reach more beneficiaries nationwide.

Since its inception, NEDIS has played host to notable speakers and panelists such as Dr. Oby Ezekwesili (Transparency International), Dr Joe Abah (DAI Inc.), Dr Kristen Molyneaux and Dr Amina Salihu (John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation), Mr Adebola Williams and Mr Chude Jideonwo (RED Media, StateCraft Inc.), Dr William C. Smith (Senior Policy Analyst, UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report), Ms Eileen McGivney (Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institute), Mr Dapo Oyewole (Mckinsey & Co.), Ms Esohe Eigbike (Department for International Development), and Mr Mohammed Ahmed (British Council) amongst many others.

Previous NEDIS reports/communique:

Checkout highlights from NEDIS 2018 here

Kindly download a full report on NEDIS 2017 here. You can also get a glimpse of what happened during NEDIS 2017, here.

Please download NEDIS 2016 white paper and communique.

Please download the full report of NEDIS 2016


Current Happenings

What to Expect at NEDIS V

Exploring the central themes of Strengthening Education Systems and Delivering Effective Teaching and Learning, the 2019 edition of the summit, NEDIS V aims to bring together stakeholders in the education sector in Nigeria to explore possible pathways to strengthening education systems for effective teaching and learning.

This year's summit will convene over 300 stakeholders to discuss issues, challenges and innovative practices pertaining to stronger education systems – pedagogy, curriculum and assessments, teacher quality and continuous development – to achieve effective teaching and learning. The summit will hold in Lagos from the 4th to the 5th of July 2019. NEDIS V will feature:

  • Engaging plenary and breakout discussion sessions
  • Capacity development opportunities including Master-classes led by sector experts
  • An exhibition of innovative education products and services
  • Highlight of scalable education innovations
  • Networking cocktails and more

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