EiE Nigeria, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and BudgIT invite you to the ‘New Media, Citizens & Governance Conference’ from Wednesday, October 26 – Thursday, October 27 in Abuja.
EiE first co-hosted a New Media and Governance Conference in 2012 to bring together policy makers, civil society, academic institutions, private sector, and youth to explore the use of new media for improved governance, accountability and civic engagement.
This year’s conference will build on this with a particular focus on ‘citizen’ as the bridge between the new media tools and governance outcomes.
The conference will open with a welcome address by Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, an avid Twitter user and the Governor of Kaduna State; and a keynote address by Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education and a fierce advocate of the ‘Office of the Citizen’.
Panel sessions include Advocacy and New Media; New Media and National Orientation; Social Media Conduct 101: Thou Shalt Not Gaffe to mention just a few. Our headline sponsors Facebook and Google will be active participants in the conference.
Visit the website www.newmediagov.ng for conference agenda, details of speakers and other information.
Please save the date and register here to attend.
We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an engaging conversation over 2 days.