Youth Agenda is an annual event of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria. This year, working in partnership with Lagos Digital Village and the Nigerian Youth ICT4D Network, Youth Agenda will discuss holistic approach in the use of ICTs for rural development. Working with local youth leaders, Youth Agenda 2006 will consider the effective model of Village Resource/Knowledge Centres that can grow into Digital Villages and also serve the purpose of meeting Millennium Development Goals for their local community. Having been inspired by the MSSRF Knowledge Centres in India (along with the Mission 2007 project), we will discuss possible ICT-enabled projects for rural community volunteers. Youth Agenda 2006 has the theme, “ICTs for Rural Development (ICT4RD)” and it is sponsored by Heinrich Boll Foundation.
With over 40 young people from Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, and Taraba (15) states of Nigeria, the 2006 edition will be a different and exciting experience while knowledge and action will remain the center of attraction. Built on earlier research outputs, new and tested concepts will be discussed — and the event will feature Speed Geek sessions, Technical Training on Open Source and Mobile Solutions for Rural Projects, RoadMap for Nigeria on Telecenters, 1-Year Strategic Planning Session, and a case discussion on the MSSRF Knowledge Centres in India (along with the Mission 2007 project).
For more information, please visit the Youth Agenda 2006 page at www.lagosdigitalvillage.org.ng/youthagenda.php.