1. Solar Workforce Program

Between 2019 and 2020, we conducted a pilot Solar Workforce Development program in Edo, Lagos, and Oyo States, which trained 300 participants over six months. Remarkably, 65% of them were hired by our network of 22 solar energy companies in Nigeria. Through the enterprise development module, 12 participants initiated a renewable energy company, Green Fusion Ltd. They have successfully executed residential and commercial projects worth over $8,000 and employed 66 young people in Edo State. This project was sponsored by Act Coronation Foundation in partnership with the state’s government and Nextnergy.

2. Youth Enterprise Support Programme (YES-P)

AGDC/BOI’s YES-P addresses the concerning issue of youth unemployment in Nigeria by developing youths’ capacity and funding their innovative business ideas. This program equips young individuals aged 18 to 35 with the skills and knowledge needed to be self-employed entrepreneurs. Participants are selected nationwide, provided they have a minimum educational qualification of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND).


An initiative spearheaded by AGDC in collaboration with BOI, this contest aims to identify and fund viable business ideas. Participants who pass the shortlisting process are eligible for N100,000 (One hundred thousand naira only) as seed capital to progress their business ideas, along with business management mentoring by experts. Keep an eye out for registration announcements on our social media platforms.

4. Entrepreneurship Masterclass with Ibukun Awosika and friends

This exclusive training is designed for entrepreneurs seeking locally relevant ways to start, run, and grow their businesses successfully. The event features top CEOs, industry leaders, and representatives from financial institutions like the Bank of Industry (BOI) and First Bank for financial advisory and access to capital. Stay tuned for registration announcements on our social media platforms.

5. MTNF Science and Technology Program

The MTN Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship scheme seeks to attract high-performing full-time second-year students studying in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The scholarship provides financial assistance, covering tuition, book allowances, and stipends, to students who might otherwise struggle to afford tertiary education. This initiative aims to recognize and reward academic excellence.

6. Lagos Ignite Employability & Enterprise

The Ignite Project, in partnership with the Lagos State Government (LASG), encompasses a series of youth capacity development programs focusing on graduate employability and enterprise training. The agenda includes building a skilled and competent workforce for Lagos state organizations and fostering indigenous entrepreneurs. Initiatives include access to funding for start-ups, enterprise parks, and business cluster formation to boost economic activities and foster rapid economic development in the state.


The IGNITE Programs include:

– IGNITE Enterprise Training

– IGNITE Employability Training

– LASG Teacher Conversion Program

– LASG Health Conversion Program


– IGNITE Ideas

– BOI GEF (Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund)

7. Youth Stakeholders Forum

Designed for State Government Chief Executives to engage youths within their states and exchange ideas on programs, policies, and strategies to accelerate development. AGDC has successfully organized these forums in collaboration with key government figures. Topics discussed include job creation, access to education, sports development, and economic growth.

8. Internship Slots:

Those trained will be absorbed by elementary schools in Lagos State for a period of 3 months. At the end of the internship program beneficiaries who performed well will be retained at the Elementary Schools as full Staff.

This intervention is designed to achieve the following outcomes: 

Project Objectives

  • To provide young graduates equipped with 21st-century teaching skills for the vast number of Schools in Lagos State 
  • To create employment opportunities for some of the unemployed graduates.