• Research, Training & Translation

About us


At FIRAT, we prioritize and conduct research that are impacting and feed into development of people everywhere and nations. The spread of our research activities cover development challenges facing Nigeria and many African countries. Our research domains include Life sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Water, Food and Agriculture, Social and Management sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Education, Entrepreneurship and other emerging fields of knowledge that transform lives for better, healthy, happy society for all.


We conduct training to build capacity for development. We work with those (Institutions, groups and Individuals) who have strong inclination for truth through research that is impacting and desire translation of their work into productive outcomes; creating new learning, future jobs and wealth.

Our mission keeps us at the front line of undertaking and facilitating training and building effective capacity for professional research opportunities; opportunities that make researchers inclusion in the development of African nations easier. The training we offer places researchers in a continuous process of specialized evolution, generating new knowledge, solutions, skills and capabilities within a holistic, practical, and applicable context.


FIRAT focuses on Translation to bridge the existing gaps between research and solutions in many areas of academic, industry and development disciplines. Discrepancies between evidence-based, efficacious interventions and solutions, and what actually occur in practice could be frustrating, slowing down development. The huge investment in research in most African countries is yet to translate into well deployed solutions for development. The universities, research institutions and others, face translational challenges today. At FIRAT we are set to strengthen Translation of researches and findings for development of SMEs, Industries and other Institutions for development of people and society.

News & Events

  • FIRAT Research Assistantship Program
    2020-06-27 06:01:55

    Training Opportunity

  • Assessment of Household Food Capacity in Nigerian Families
    2020-07-20 04:02:24

    Despite various efforts currently undertaken by different government and non government organization, the COVID-19 pandemic seem to still aggravate the less availability of food to all those who need or need more, and accessibility. Given this reality, a real time true information of how many households are affected and to what extent are essential data for planning an intervention.

  • News Update/Announcement; Research Assistant Positions
    2020-07-26 14:59:15

    FIRAT trained Research Assistants can apply here.

  • Non-Interest Intervention Scheme of the CBN- FIRAT Support Program
    2020-08-12 19:36:10

    Financial inclusion is experienced when a financial system serves as many people as possible in a country. FIRAT is projecting support for financial inclusion of all MSMEs following the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) creative environment for critical development of national economy. The CBN has floated new initiatives with a total of eleven intervention schemes aimed at increasing access to finance by non-interest financial institutions.

  • FIRAT launches Family Farm Project for household food security in Nigeria
    2020-08-26 20:29:23

    Following the report of the findings from the investigation conducted on household food capacity in over 800 Nigerian families by the department of Food and Agriculture of Foresight Institute of Research and Translation (FIRAT), Eleyele, Ibadan, Nigeria , 73.8% of the participating families desire to have their own family farms. The Institute therefore considered this an emergency and decided to initiate Family Farm Project initiative across the federation. This project aims to provide multiple opportunities to each home in Nigeria to own a farm and secure a future where food is sufficient for their members and other families; creating jobs and wealth therewith.