Host: Paradigm Initiative, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Policy Alert and The Root Hub.
Supported by: Omidyar Network.
The presence of Ms. Uche Chigbo (Deputy General Manager, Special Assistant to the DG/CEO, National Identity Management Commission-NIMC-), The State Coordinator of NIMC in Akwa Ibo State, The Programme Officer of Paradigm Initiative (Mr. Adeboye Adegoke), The Legal Officer of Paradigm Initiative (Adeboro Odunlami), The Digital Inclusion Officer of Paradigm Initiative (Mr. Tosin Abolaji) among other Paradigm Initiative Staff, Policy Alert Staff, Root Hub Staff, Civil Society Organizations in the South South/South East and participants.
PARADIGM INITIATIVE is focused on building Digital Rights Programme and Support ICT and capacity building for Communities that are undeserved since 2007.. Tosin Abolaji (Digital Inclusion Officer- Paradigm Initiative).
DAY ONE: Tomorrow belongs to those who can create and innovate. NCC Oil will soon be no more, data (Technology) is taking over. NCC Our attention should be how we can attract opportunities that are mutually beneficial. Rivers State is at the fore-front of Technology.
On Friday, 20th September 2019, 350.org in partnership
with Eco-Network marked the Global Climate Strike Day by organizing an
Awareness Walk and Sensitization Session in the City of Port-Harcourt, Rivers
State, Nigeria. #ClimateStrike #AfrikaVuka
The Convener Amb. Smith Nwokocha during the sensitization period
before the Walk, he emphasized that the Government, Multinationals, Corporate
Organizations, CSOs, the Media including Individuals need to come together and
collaborate to find lasting solutions to Climate Change, especially as the
State is faced with BLACK SOOT among other Climate Change challenges, which is
as a result of Climate Change. And Amb. Nwokocha, further appeal to the
Government and relevant Stakeholders to engage individuals involved in Oil
bunkering and other illegal Oil dealings rather than disperse them. Finally, he
mentioned that individuals and agencies should stay away from activities contributing
to Climate Change.
An International Non-Governmental Organization
(Global Right), organized a Two Day National Business and Human Rights
Roundtable Media Training for Media Practitioners (May 20th and May
21st). A welcome address was delivered by the Executive Director of Global Rights Nigeria (Abiodun Baiyewu), where
she emphasized that the relationship between Civil Society and the Media is on
the assumption. She further stated that, there is so much interaction between
Business and Human RIGHTs that we need not ignore. How much has commercial
development affects business concerns and the Nigerian populace. She asked the
question; How much more can be done for people that do business and the rights
of the populace? We should be thinking CSOs and; how do we hold Government
accountable, get Civil Society amplified?
The 30 Books Challenge scheduled to hold from 22nd of July to
20th of August is aimed at instilling a culture of reading in children and
stimulate their minds while engaging them in a fun and productive way during
the forthcoming summer holidays. Adults/parents are encouraged to read along to
bond with their children/wards and model the reading culture to them.