The Google Impact Challenge supports organisations with game-changing ideas to create economic opportunity in their communities.
Our 2018 winners have been announced and you can find them below! Thank you to our finalist organisations, public voters and members of our judging panel for helping to create a better future for all Nigerians.
Meet the winners
Each of our finalists receives a share of $2 million in grant funding as they continue to create better futures for all Nigerians. Finalists receive $125,000 in grant funding while the winners receive $250,000.
Data science technology to protect crops and livestock from pests and diseases.
Using low-cost innovations and the power of mobile technology to tackle maternal and infant mortality in underserved and remote areas in Nigeria.
Project Enable Africa
Disability-friendly Digital Hubs to promote the access of persons with disabilities and their caregivers to ICT skills and opportunities.
The Cece Yara Foundation
Project Safe Access - Providing a safe platform for free access to healing and justice, for children experiencing sexual abuse in Nigeria.
Rural Development and Reformation Foundation (RUDERF)
OLEJU economically empowers females to become skilled artisans, utilizing creative recycling technology as a major tool.
Junior Achievement Nigeria
Entrepreneurship and digital skills training for secondary school students to create 10,000 young digital entrepreneurs by 2025.
Solar Sister Nigeria
Empowering women entrepreneurs from underserved communities to build clean energy businesses.
Raising a community of active citizens that tracks and monitors government projects in their community to ensure quality service delivery.
EmBED (Education made Beautiful, Engaging & Delightful): Making Education Accessible, Affordable, Engaging and Delightful for all kids through technology and borderless classrooms.
The Roothub Tech 101
A training programme to equip disadvantaged youths in rural areas of Nigeria with digital skills.
Bunmi Adedayo Foundation (BAF)
Continuous in-service training for public primary school teachers.
Seed Tracker - IITA
Seed Tracker is a digital app to enhance quality seed production and access to seed markets.
About the challenge
Your community. Your ideas to make it better. For the first time, the Google Impact Challenge is coming to Nigeria! The challenge asks local innovators how they would make their community–and beyond–an even better place. The public and a panel of local judges vote for the ideas with the most potential, and Google.org pairs each winner with a package of strategic support, funding and Google volunteers.
"Nigerians are full of innovative ideas that can impact our daily lives. The Google Impact Challenge is an opportunity to bring these ideas to life for the benefit of our communities."
H.E Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo
Wife of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Patron of Google Impact Challenge Nigeria
Meet the judges
Our 2018 finalists presented their projects to a panel of judges. Their selection, combined with the public vote, determined the winning organisations.
Rapper and CEO of Chocolate City Music Group
Chairman and CEO of Channels Media Group
Philantropist and Executive Director of Nigeria Network of NGOs
Leo Stan Ekeh
Chairman and CEO of Zinox Technologies
Parminder Vir OBE
Chief Executive Offiicer, Tony Elumelu Foundation
Managing General Partner, EchoVC Partners
Kanu Nwankwo OON
Ex Footballer and CEO of Kanu Heart Foundation
Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV
Country Director, Google Nigeria
Renowned Artist and Photographer