Beginning from the first phase of the WSIS when Paradigm Initiative Nigeria coordinated the Policy Train, through to the Rural Youth National Information Society Campaigns (RYNICs), pictorial and video images of the process were being archived. WSIS Nigeria Youth Caucus invites you to a session that will showcase the 20-minute documentary tagged, “Nigeria Rocks”, which unfolds the archive of Nigerian youth involvement (and action) through the entire WSIS process. The session will also feature the public presentation of the book titled, “Global Process, Local Reality” — a celebration of how young Nigerians have maximized the WSIS process, and an expression of their resolve to partner with relevant stakeholders towards building a people-centred and development-focused Information Society for Nigeria, Africa and the world.
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Time: 1600 – 1700
Venue: Youth Caucus Pavilion
Join us at the Youth Caucus Pavilion… and please see more information about the documentary (“Nigeria Rocks!”) and book (“Global Process, Local Reality”) below:
1. Global Process, Local Reality
Through the WSIS process, numerous documents have been produced by various members of the Nigerian WSIS Youth Caucus, and various meetings produced feedback from other young people through administered questionnaires. These results (from the questionnaire, campaign reports, meeting reports and articles) will remain as definite proof of the action taken by young Nigerians in their bid to move from words to action. Chronicling these results in the form of a book will place the inestimable information pack in the hands of a variety of beneficiaries â€“ including researchers, development workers, international organisations, United Nationsâ€™ summit participants, young Nigerians, civil society, and many more.
In a book titled, Global Process, Local Reality â€” with a little less than a hundred pages, and amazing contributions from the people that can best tell the story of Nigerian youthâ€™s inclusion in the WSIS process â€” one can only say at this point that you should keep your fingers crossed. Are you interested in knowing more about The Policy Train? Curious about how Nigeriaâ€™s youth were Extending the Perimeter? Would you be glad to know how we also did the work of Measuring the Impact? How about the opportunity of Reconnecting in Berlin or the popular journey From Bamako to Accra? We are also going to share with you on the task of Exporting the Influence and announce The Birth of N.Y.I.N. You would enjoy our story of The Road to Geneva and join us in answering The Quo Vadis Question. We explained how we’re Combatting the Big Threat! The book teaches The Power of Information and is itself, History in the Making. Already, People are Talking! Not to worry, weâ€™ll leave you with some Notes on Contributors.
2. Nigeria Rocks
In 2003, the global Youth Caucus (led by TakingITGlobal) produced a 60-minute documentary that has become one of the most reliable platforms for reliving the WSIS Phase 1 moments, and evaluating the process. Beginning from the first phase of the WSIS when Paradigm Initiative Nigeria coordinated the Policy Train through to the Rural Youth National Information Society Campaigns (RYNICs) coordinated by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and Knowledge House Africa, pictorial and video images of the process are being archived.
Along with the book, a 15-minute documentary tagged, Nigeria Rocks, archives Nigerian youthsâ€™ involvement (and action) through the entire WSIS process. The material will celebrate volunteer efforts of dynamic young Nigerians and their supporters; provide a veritable resource-base for future action and research; and identify with the theme of Nigerian youth participation at the WSIS Accra meeting, as supported by Heinrich BÃ¶ll Foundation â€“ Nigeria Rocks!