The Youth Development Committee of the Nigeria Internet Group cordially invites you to an interactive session. Following Nigeriaâ€™s adoption of the One-Laptop-Per-Child (OLPC) program and subsequent calls for assessment and review of the $100 laptop, the YDC considers it imperative for Nigerian Youth to deliberate on issues related to OLPC and advise the government in that regard. The YDC delivers this session in partnership with Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) which has received a sample of the laptop for evaluation purposes. PIN will coordinate technical and end-user feedback for the $100 laptop within the Youth and Civil Society community in Nigeria. In addition to the evaluation of the $100 laptop, participants of the NIG YDC interactive session will have the opportunity of discussing with a young ICT4D practitioner, whose experience will inspire and inform!
Francis Cardinal, the Global Coordinator of TakingITGlobalâ€™s Creating Local Connections West Africa (CLCWA) project will discuss the CLCWA and share insights on Youth and ICTs. Creating Local Connections West Africa (CLC WA) aims to realize the potential of youth and engage them as development actors in the improvement of their communities, countries, and region. CLC WA will achieve this through peer-led trainings, networking, national youth meetings, media creation, award processes, research and development of strategic use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) during its implementation in: Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Guinea, Cote dâ€™Ivoire, and Liberia. The project is supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and was designed by TakingITGlobal while Paradigm Initiative Nigeria is the Nigerian partner for the project. The project focuses on the Niger Delta region â€“ seeking to provide qualitative alternatives for youth in the region.
The event holds as follows:
Date: June 4, 2007
Time: 10am prompt
Venue: NIG Secretariat, 7 Olayinka Bamgbose Street, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
To attend, you are expected to express your interest by eMail to firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS (only) to 08053983516. All notifications must be tendered on or before June 2, 2007.