Imagine Nigeria Newsletter

January 2023

Welcome to 2023

Dear Imagine Nigeria Community,

The arrival of each new year brings revived hope and also anticipation for what is next. In 2023, challenges lay ahead for Nigeria and the world as global growth is slowing down sharply, with high inflation and uncertainty, while the climate crisis is expected to accelerate humanitarian crises around the world.

At the same time, opportunities for sustainable development arise as investment in renewables is expected to keep growing all over the world, with opportunities for natural gas, while trends in technology and digital services present great news for local innovators and the Nigerian entertainment industry is expected to grow faster than the national economy in the next years.

There is no better time than now to act for a sustainable, more prosperous future for Nigeria. And you can use Imagine Nigeria tools to do just that in your community, organization or enterprise.

Imagine Nigeria is a reflection on the future for Nigeria. Our report imagines alternative possibilities and identifies five major policy paths that the country needs to take to create the desired future: Build a Culture of Innovation; Catalyse the Green Economy; Lead Africa; Build Trust; and Facilitate a National Narrative.

We invite all Nigerians to use our tools and resources to discuss these policy paths and implement initiatives to bring about change and transformation at the local, regional and national levels. Watch this video to get to know the Imagine Nigeria outputs and understand how you can use them to support action in your community, organization or enterprise.

Also check the ‘How to Take Action’ section of our website for more information and to download the toolkits on how to design learning workshops and action planning sessions.

For technical support and advice, as well as to request that we publicise your event on our website, fill this form.


Coming next…

Build Trust Imaginate

Imaginate events aim to start national conversations on the future of Nigeria using the outputs of the Imagine Nigeria exercise as a starting point. The next Imaginate event will be a virtual event focusing on the ‘Build Trust’ transformation pillar of the Imagine Nigeria report.

All Nigerians, at home and abroad, young or old, are encouraged to engage in bringing about change and transformation.

In preparation for the webinar, we invite you to read the Build Trust chapter of the Imagine Nigeria report and also The Republic’s article on rebuilding trust in Nigeria’s democratic structures. You can also watch this video on Imagine Nigeria’s Build Trust pillar, featuring Akintunde Oyebode, Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development of Ekiti State.

Save the date! The Build Trust Imaginate is planned for the morning of February 10th, 2023. Register here.



We invite you to check…

This video with Dike Chukwumerije’s performance at the National Narrative Imaginate

Dike Chukwumerije is a celebrated Nigerian spoken word and performance poetry artist and author. He joined our National Narrative imaginate that happened in Abuja on September 26th, 2022. You can view his performance on our YouTube channel.

The Republic’s article on Culture of Innovation

‘From Surviving to Thriving: Building a Culture of Innovation in Nigeria’ discusses how to drive growth through innovation. Read the article here.


For more articles on Imagine Nigeria, check the ‘Imagine Nigeria in the news’ section, available on the ‘Press & Media’ section of our website.

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