Please read, act and distribute widely. The announcement that follow is from a fellow blogger and inspiring young ICT enthusiast.
- Are you a young Nigerian woman who is a founder or leader within a community-based programme or NGO?
- Are you between the ages of 17 and 26?
- Are you looking to use technology to work more efficiently or to publicise the work of your program?
- Would you like to become a part of a network of young women leaders who are supporting each otherâ€™s work through knowledge-building and sharing?
If you answered â€˜Yesâ€™ to the above questions, the Networking for Success project might be an ideal opportunity for you. The project is aimed at teaching women how to work more efficiently using technology-supported collaboration techniques. The tools used will include (but not limited to) a combination of Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and tags.
Goals of the Networking for Success Project
The goals of the project are to:
- Develop an online network of young Nigerian female community leaders who will support each other in their social activism by sharing information and lessons learnt from their projects with each other
- Develop a web-based repository of useful NGO resources related to setting-up an NGO / social program, implementing and managing projects, sustaining the vision of the organisation, securing and maintaining funding and using technology effectively
How this will work
For a period of 3 months, participants will be guided in discussions on topics pertaining to their collective areas of interest. During this time, they will also be mentored in their use of the technologies.
Many of the places in the program have been filled, but there are a few more spaces available. If you are interested in this project or would like further information, please send a paragraph describing your organisationâ€™s work to oreblogging [at] yahoo.com by Friday, March 31, 2007.
The Networking for Success project is part of the Blogs for African Women (BAWo) initiative, a technology mentoring initiative working to encourage African women to become more active users of technology. BAWo is supported by Fahamu, an organisation using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to serve the needs of organisations that aspire to progressive social change.
Coordinator, Networking for Success