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The Jalingo Smart City IDPs Tracking and Monitoring Project, designed and implemented under the supervision of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Smart City Initiatives and immense support from Her Excellency, Wife of the Executive Governor of Taraba State and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku has won global recognition.

nitda jalingoThe project was awarded the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC)  $10,000 Leadership Prize at the just- concluded Smart City Innovation Summit in Austin, Texas, United States.

The Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution offers hope to thousands of Nigerians who have been displaced in Jalingo, Taraba State with a medium to a long-term plan to implement the solution throughout the North Eastern region.

The project will also provide more accurate data to Government Agencies and support groups as well as enable citizens to receive quicker and better quality response before, during and after displacements.

The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) is a collaborative platform enabling Local Governments, Nonprofit Organisations, Academic Institutions, Technologists and Private Corporations Globally to form project teams or “Action Clusters” to work on groundbreaking Internet of Things applications within the smart city environment.

Across the country, GCTC Action Clusters are working to address the country’s most pressing problems in the areas of transportation, public safety, health, education, waste management, internal revenue collection among others.

The Jalingo IoT-based IDP Tracking and Monitoring System Action Cluster consists of the NITDA, Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba, Jalingo Local Government Council, IDEA Hub, Land Gate Consultancy and a host of telecommunications companies in Nigeria.