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Rise Networks is a Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Powered Learning, Research and Work Readiness Center working to improve the skills set of people for industry fitness in the evolving digital world of work. We’re leveraging deep technologies and disruptive innovation to build progressive Careers and a first-rate National Workforce capable of aligning from the future of work and driving the digital transformation and economic growth for Companies, Communities and Countries.

Our Mission

We believe Innovation can solve some of the major social and economic problems of the world ranging from illiteracy, poverty, to youth unemployment. Our mission is therefore to improve the quality of the local human capital of Nigeria and Africa by empowering people and organizations to develop time tested local solutions across sectors using knowledge, data and deep technology tools.

Our Vision

To be the catalyst for the global competitiveness of our country and continent’s people, organizations and public institutions using data-driven informed decisions to drive socio-economic progress and digital transformation through world-class technology education and research

Our Commitment

We are dedicated to creating a high-spirited community of solution providers across Africa in all fields of study through technology education by deploying practical solutions to where they are needed and work for a future of possibilities. Given that 63 Million Jobs will be created by Artificial Intelligence and Robotics by the year 2025, according to the World Economic Forum, we remain steadfast in our commitment to upgrading the skills of young people in various industries in order to prepare them for the Jobs of the future, increase their competitiveness and help them launch and maintain progressive Careers as a first-rate National Workforce capable of driving Growth for Companies and Countries.

Our Methodology

We’re knowledge focused, research and development driven and we teach and create courses in technical skills relevant for the Future of Work. We conceptualize and deliver data driven project/product models for private and public sector organizations and institutions for the good and growth of society. We host Ideathons, Hackathons, Events and partner across Industries on result-oriented projects of mutual benefit that align with our core values and principles. We also serve as a Talent Pipeline that leverages emerging technologies and to improve the skills set of young professionals for industry fitness in this digital world of work.

We designed and built Ise the Job Bot, a smart edtech/eLearning driven chatbot as a Work Readiness/Career Coaching Chatbot and it is the first of its kind in Africa. It provides answers to an array of inquiries made from it by users on various aspects of Career Growth, Job Search and Work Readiness. The Chat Bot is integrated into our website and adopts Facebook Messenger as its platform to engage its users in conversations who are mainly undergraduates, Nigeria Youth Corpers, unemployed/underemployed Graduates and working professionals.

Ise leverages AI/Machine Learning methodologies of Natural Language Processing/Natural Language Understanding of Deep Learning and Algorithms from queries received and data fed to it by humans (users) to help them search for Jobs, inform them about new & open job opportunities and coaches them for interviews. It was developed under strict supervision and it’s adherent to international best practice. Its Beta testing Phase has proved that the bot can handle several complex conversations

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Ise, The Job Bot

Hey Guys! I’m Ise – The Job Bot. I’m here to help you get the job of your dreams. I can look for new jobs for you nationwide, and help you prepare for your interviews. I’ll inform you about new job offers and help you apply.

Oya, chat with me on Messenger, Google Talk or WhatsApp and let’s start

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The Rise Labs’ Specialized trainings are competence-specific, short-focused solution centered classes designed to deliver out of the box knowledge, tools and frameworks to raise the quality of work, value and service delivery of employees and executives to their Employers and to also bring them up to speed with emerging trends required to make them compliant with the future of work.


Our in-house Trainings are bespoke and specialist, designed for organizations upon their formal request to equip Participants with the capacity to compensate Employers/Organizations with not just the employee’s exceptional capabilities but also with the technical and digital skills required to be effective at work and derive fulfillment on their Jobs.

Organizations seeking to raise the bar in terms of the dynamic core competencies, professional skills and behavioral patterns within their teams and departments with the ultimate goal of transforming and building an agile workforce that epitomize best practices and meets the global standards.

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My participation since 2008 in the annual RISE NATIONAL YOUTH FORUM has greatly impacted on my life and career goals. For me, it was beyond attending the event as I enjoyed the privilege to serve on the team with other promising young people and volunteers in ensuring the success of the Youth Forum in various states in Nigeria. Working on the 2008 and 2009 RNYF Team Inspired me and gave me the courage to champion the first Lagos State Teens and School Leavers Summit which was held on the 12th of December, 2009 at the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos. This Milestone as a teenager in 2009 and my subsequent editions of the RNYF has helped me to attain greater feats and given me the tool to create the life of my dream today as an emerging Global Social Entrepreneur.

Gbemisola Osadua (Ondo State) - CEO, DYNAMICS IMPACT

I want to say a big thank you to RISE Networks for educating  us that Knowledge Is Not Enough, Skill Is King.

Olajumoke Ajibodu - Human Kinetics and Health Education, Ekiti State University

RISE National Youth Forum 2014  taught me that the future of Nigeria lies with entrepreneurship.

Nwosu Okechukwu - College of Natural and Applied Science, Michael Okapara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

Wow!!! If I am to start explaining how RISE Networks has impacted my life positively, I probably wouldn’t have the luxury of time to do that. Nevertheless, I would still recount a little bit of my experience with the organization.

It all started when Mrs. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji came to one of the RCCG churches where I reside at Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos state. Although I was not present at the event, my wife who was in attendance, spoke to me about Mrs Toyosi and she was so enthusiastic about it.

Some of the things she highlighted was how articulate, vibrant and eloquent Mrs Toyosi was at the event. Although my wife loves motivational speakers, but with Mrs Toyosi there was a difference and this got me thinking and wondering who this person that is tickling my wife’s fancy is.

As at that time, Mrs Toyosi had already made a name for herself such that the First lady of the United States of America – Michelle Obama, referred to her as one of her personal inspirations in a televised address in America. This prompted me to want to know her better, so I sent her a friend request on facebook but I got a message that she had reached the maximum friends’ limit and I had to resort to just following her.

I was in attendance during Rise Networks’ commemoration of the United Nations’ International Youth Day event organized last year, where lots of public figures like: Ms. Kate Henshaw; Hon. Patrick,; Former Governor of Cross-River State, Liyel Imoke; and other speakers were present at Unilag.

Although I had to be absent from work that memorable day, but it was worth my while and it was an awesome event. I discovered how she has been growing the network and recently the new turn in agriculture that has been one of the major focus lately has really caught my attention as a graduate of Animal production from a Federal University in Nigeria. That has really awakened and encouraged me that there is hope for graduates of Agriculture in Nigeria.

I have always been an ardent follower of her work, within and outside the country, because it makes me optimistic and do positive things.

Finally, there is no doubt that Rise Networks has really impacted me greatly and I would like to condole with her on the demise of her Chairman Mr Gamaliel Onosode. May his soul rest in perfect peace….

Long Live Mrs Toyosi Akerele- Ogunsiji,

Long Live Rise Networks,

Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Have you got an interesting story to share? Send an email to rise@risenetworks.org today. We’ll love to hear from you. 

RISE IS PART OF MY SUCCESS 01: OLUFEMI WRIGHT - Graduate of Animal Production, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

RNYF is a game changer. In 2010, I had the honour of volunteering for the Akure session. That was a clear beginning of transformation in my life. After my encounter with RNYF, my business grew exponentially, got on several media platforms, got nominated for the Future Awards prize in Agriculture, won the title of Nigeria’s Champion for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, and many other significant things. Today, I am proud to be associated with the growth and progress of RISE and will do everything to inspire other young people that I come across.

Olusola Amusan (Osun State) - Trainer, Author, Social Entrepreneur

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s story was the high point of that memorable event for me. I was touched and inspired by his experience in the Movie Industry. Thank you RISE Networks for such a wonderful experience. Skill is Definitely King.

Shina Adesanya - Benson Idahosa University
When I learnt that RISE Networks was coming to town, I knew I had to be there. I was inspired by the story of Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu. I have started my small business as a livestock farmer. Thanks RISE Networks for looking out for Nigerian Youths
Nnamdi Kelechi - Imo State University, Owerri.

The RNYF is and always has been for me a great opportunity to serve and contribute to youth development in Nigeria. Been a volunteer leader for such a long time, in Lagos and other states of Nigeria where this great movement has been to, presented me with the unique experience of working with a Sister and Mentor, Toyosi Akerele as well as the hundreds of young volunteers i met and worked with over those years. If time and chance permits me again, i won’t hesitate to be a part of the family again.

Adejuwon Teniola (Ekiti State) – Beauty Entrepreneur
The Rise National Youth Forum which was brought to my school by Rise Networks taught me how to be a personal enterprise, how to start my own business and the importance of Mentorship. 
Oduntan Olumide - College of Humanities, C.R.S Department
The RISE Networks event was filled with seasoned speakers who had rich content to share with us. It was a mind blowing and revealing session for me. I realised that Nigeria as a country is blessed with so much resources and it is high time for the youths of this great nation to look beyond oil and embrace other sectors of the economy as the way forward.
Dinipre Chigozie Adimibe - College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Michael Okapara University of Agriculture, Umudike.


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