NITDA Training 2024 | ONDI North East Startup Training (NEST) Program

By | January 8, 2024

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is launching the North East Startup Training Program – NEST for new businesses.

NITDA NEST Training Program

The NITDA Training Program is a startup  bootcamp aimed at providing an excellent opportunity for startups who have innovative business plans with a prototype service/product.

NEST is a 2 weeks free intensive training program at Abuja designed to help Nigerian entrepreneurs in North East region refine their business ideas through a series of coaching, lectures, and boot camps, to generate viable and scalable business models.

Participants would come to Abuja for get the training for 2 weeks, This training programme will focus on the youths, innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Objectives of NITDA Training Program 2022

  • Support entrepreneurs in North East region that use creative commercial services and products to address social challenges.
  • Strengthen the technological ecosystem in North East region by centering support on selected IT sectors.
  • Establish connections between the startups and investors/corporations.
  • Boost the number of successful businesses to improve employment rates

Scope of NEST Training Program

The 2 weeks Intensive Training in Abuja will cover the following sectors:

  • Education Technology
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Education Technology
  • Agricultural Technology Health Technology Financial Technology
  • Logistics
  • Security Government Technology

Benefits of NITDA NEST Training Program

  1. Free offline/online interactive training sessions
  2. Free co-working space at NCAIR, Abuja.
  3. Mentorship sessions with Tech Specialists
  4. Networking opportunities
  5. Funding opportunities

Eligibility Requirements

  1. A Registered company with an innovative business plan with a product or prototype that would aid in developing the Nigerian economy
  2. Participants must be at least 18 years old
  3. Office address MUST be in North East region and the business should be operating in North East region.
  4. Participants must stay in Abuja for 2 weeks.


  • The training will take place physically in Abuja
  • The organizer will cover for the successful participant’s flight ticket, hotel, and meals.


These are the schedules to prepare you ahead of time.

  • Application closes by 25th August, 2022
  • July 25th – Aug 25th – Call for Application
  • October, 2022 – Notification and Logistics
  • August – September – Selection Process
  • November, 2022 – 2 Weeks training

Application Closing Date

Application will run from July 25th – August 25th, 2022

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply for the training online using the NEST Training Program recruitment Google form Here

Or Visit the NITDA Training Portal:

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