Diaspora Project
Girl Reading
Global Educational Initiative for Nigeria (GEIFON) offers a novel approach to educational development in Nigeria with a mission to promote stakeholder participation at the national and international levels.

GEIFON is particularly committed to harnessing the expertise of Nigerians in diaspora, for economic, scientific and technological development and in the long term, reverse the brain drain syndrome.

Furthermore, by virtue of our array of international advisers, we hope to provide a forum for networking and connectivity among Nigerian professionals, for capacity-building. We invite and encourage you as individuals or corporate organizations, to join us in this project.

Professor Anthony B. Ebeigbe, Executive Director
With one of the highest literacy rates in Africa.

Population: About 120 million

Ethnic Groups: More than 250, 4000 dialects
Size: 577,355 sq miles; that is two and a half times the size of California.

Number of States:
36 plus Abuja, the Federal Capital territory


Global Educational Initiative For Nigeria (GEIFON) is a non-governmental organization registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria, committed to promoting global educational partnerships. Located in Benin City, Nigeria, GEIFON aims at mobilizing the vast pool of highly-qualified Nigerian academics and professionals in developed countries for development of Nigeria while also providing a forum for connectivity and capacity-building in domestic institutions.


Individual Membership: Regular membership in GEIFON is open to individuals of any nationality who have keen interest in globalization of education.

Corporate Membership: Sustaining (or corporate) membership is open to organizations who have an interest in International Education Projects, in partnership with GEIFON. Members in this category will be invited to a meeting with the Board of Trustees.

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