International Youth Day 2008

I promised to post this information, especially for those who’ve been asking to join a session I’m facilitating:

Since inception, NYSC InfoTech Corps – whose main focus is creating Information and Communications Technology (ICT) awareness among under served communities with a special focus on secondary schools in Lagos State – has carried out various ICT awareness programs in form of trainings and seminars.

As part of annual activities, and in commemoration of the International Youth Day, NYSC InfoTech Corps in conjunction with Paradigm Initiative Nigeria will be holding a one-day seminar with the theme: “Information and Communications Technology in Nigeria: Optimization Strategies for National Development”. A keynote speech will be delivered by ‘Gbenga Sesan, Nigeria’s first IT Youth Ambassador and currently the African representative on the United Nation’s eLeaders Committee.

The event is expected to bring together industry experts and trainers to brainstorm on current ICT trends as well bring to the fore, the various activities of this noble group. The event will feature representatives from Microsoft, Nigeria Internet Group, TTCmobile, Nigeria Computer Society, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, Korea Internet Volunteers, Nigerian Professionals’ Network, etc. The seminar will also have representatives of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Youth Corps members, students and other youths.

Please see event details below:
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008
Venue: Center for Information Technology and Systems, University of Lagos, Akoka
Time: 10am to 1pm (ICT Seminar); 2pm to 5pm (International Youth Day Networking Session)

If you’re in the following cities on the listed dates, there could be other opportunities:
August 17-20: Abuja [Register for event]
August 21-22: Ile-Ife
August 23: Ibadan
August 23-24: Ogbomoso
August 29: Ado-Ekiti

Fo more details, please contact Ugo: ugo.nwosu[at]

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