Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) will host an Internet Policy Training session in Kampala, Uganda from 25-27 September 2016. This is part of the scaling up of activities of PIN’s ICT Policy Office to other African regions in the coming months. The goal is to work with and in other African countries, especially those in which Internet Freedom is at risk in order to ensure respect for Digital Rights and freedoms. The Training which is being co-hosted with the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Uganda (OHCHR) will draw participants from the East African region, and will focus on the growing challenges of Internet freedom in that region.
Internet Freedom Forum 2017 dates and location have been announced. The announcement was made on the 22nd of August, 2017. The dates are April 25 – 27, 2017 and it is to be held in Lagos. The Internet Freedom Forum is an annual event of organized by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria to take on emerging conversations involved in the narrative of digital rights and Internet Freedom in Africa.. The Forum will draw several participants from various fields with insight into the digital rights conversations in Africa. PIN’s ICT Policy Office has called for information from experts, ICT practitioners, researchers and academics on digital rights and Internet freedom in Africa to help complete a research survey mapping incidents on Internet freedom across Africa. This is being done in form of a survey which takes about 20 minutes to complete. The result of the survey will be an Africa-wide Report of the state of Internet freedom in Africa. You can also help complete the survey here.
L.I.F.E. 2016C session continued with trainings on Microsoft Productivity tools, the use of Internet and graphic design using CorelDraw. 89 students across the 3 L.I.F.E. Centres were also trained on life skills in order to develop the ability to adopt positive social behaviours, which will equip them to deal with life’s demands and challenges. The best students were awarded with achievement certificates in order to encourage competitive learning in the training.
An AbaLIFE alumnus, Gold Innocent now works with U.O.O estates as an office assistant while Charles Anya got a job with Stainless Communication as a data entry assistant.
As part of the L.I.F.E. Program’s goal to reach communities, the team reached out to tutorial centres, churches and mosques. The AjegunleLIFE team met with the Coordinator of Prudent Guide Academy, Miss Rachel Ogoh, who visited the AjegunleLIFE Centre to know more about the Program. She also indicated interest in volunteering at the Centre. The DakataLIFE team also held a meeting with staff from Halliru Youth development and Empowerment Initiative to discuss strategies for increasing awareness about the LIFE program among young women in the community.
AjegunleLIFE TownHall meeting holds on September 15, 2016. The event will host partner organizations, parents of program graduates, students, and community influencers/leaders. Also at this event, alumni who have met all training requirements will be awarded certificates.
TENT Gathering 2016 will be hosted in Kaduna state from 15 – 17 November, 2016. TENT Gathering 2016 will provide a platform where Nigeria’s budding technopreneurs can converge to share ideas and experiences. Students will also pitch their demos in a competition for the N1million Taiwo Bankole prize and will have the opportunity to pre-register their demos ahead of TENT Gathering 2016. The selection process for this year’s event is in two phases: the first phase starts from 1 – 21 October, while the second phase will be at the venue in Kaduna State. Only the best 30 entries will be selected. The selected entries will compete in Kaduna at TENT Gathering 2016 venue for the N1million Taiwo Bankole Prize.
Students in any Nigeria tertiary institution can register to compete for the N1milion Taiwo Bankole Prize here. Please feel free to share the link with any of your contacts who are students.
We seek more student collaborations as we extend TENT@School clubs to other Nigerian tertiary institutions. We will be happy to read from you via tent [@] pinigeria.org on suggestions or collaborations to make this happen.