‘Tech 4 Good Day’ (previously known as NGO Connection Day) over the past 7 years, has been a training, networking and information-sharing event for non-profit organizations. Microsoft has partnered with Paradigm Initiative Nigeria to help NGOs adopt Microsoft technology, use social media effectively, understand digital security, use research and report publishing tools, as well as web/blog development. In the recent years, the focus has been getting the NGOs acquainted with Office 365 as a huge productivity platform in the cloud. This year, ‘Tech 4 Good Day’ will strengthen this focus by dedicating more sessions to helping the participating organizations understand Office 365 in details, as well as walking them through the different scenarios/testimonials of the platform. This will be done in addition to the trainings on social media, research, and digital security.
According to PIN’s Chief Operating Officer, Tope Ogundipe; “Technology is a powerful tool that can transform nonprofits, helping them to work smarter and achieve more. However, for many nonprofit professionals, technology is a source of confusion and frustration. Tech 4 Good Day is focused on harnessing the technology strength and skill of non-profit employees to develop solutions that benefit the social sector.” Fielding a question on who may attend, she adds; “Tech 4 Good Day is only open to local nonprofits and social enterprises. There is an application process involved and only selected organizations would be sent an invitation. The invitation is non-transferable.”
Tech 4 Good Day is slated for 11 May 2016 and would hold in Lagos Nigeria. Organizers are not able to provide accommodation or travel support to those who may be coming from outside Lagos, only meals and conference materials are provided. The registration link bit.ly/tech4good2016 is open until Wednesday 6 April 2016.
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) is a social enterprise that connects underserved youth with ICT-enabled opportunities, with specific concern about the ill effects of unemployment and poverty, among other vices that limit the potential contribution of young Nigerians to the nation’s economy. We have worked with government, civil society, private institutions and international organizations including the United Nations to set standards in ICT education, tele-center support, ICT applications in rural areas, and other ICT interventions in Nigeria.
For more information please contact: ‘Tope Ogundipe, Chief Operating Officer, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria or call + 234 1 342 62 45, or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org