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Wednesday, February 28

9:30am WAT

Breakfast@360 SMW Edition: Can Regulating Social Media Bring Us Closer?
Limited Capacity full
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This session is designed to stimulate discussion on whether implementing government regulation will help bring us closer by tackling the detrimental effects of social media such as addiction, fake news, cyberbullying, cybercrime etc. In view of the abuse of social media to influence elections in various countries, and Nigeria's upcoming general election in 2019, this session promises to be enlightening.

Breakfast@360 is a series by Filament Consulting, where we discuss topical legal issues related to the technology and creative industries.

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Chika Ochonogor

Filament is a legal consultancy which specialises in technology, intellectual property, media & entertainment and advertising law. We provide legal and strategic advice mainly to the creative industries. We also serve anyone with an idea or intellectual property which is critical... Read More →
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David U. Ole

Strategy Director, SPONGE
David.U.Ole inspires and propels the world to take one more step towards progress.His mission is be an invaluable source of Insight and Direction to Leaders passionate about building a Smarter Africa and A Better World through Design and Technology.For nearly a decade, David U. Ole... Read More →
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Jide Taiwo

Executive Editor, THENET

Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am WAT
Filament Consulting
  Off-Campus, Multi-Format
Thursday, March 1

9:00am WAT

Technology And Improving Governance - What Citizens Need To Know
Limited Capacity seats available

Until citizens demand good governance, the system will most likely remain the same. The demand for good governance and public accountability will require adequate information, knowledge about policies and the right tools for engagement. New innovations in technology are bridging the gap by providing a robust platform for productive civic engagement. The session will expose citizens to the various tools that are shaping the civic engagement space and how to demand for good governance with them.

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'Yemi Adamolekun

Executive Director, EIE NIGERIA
‘Yemi currently serves on the board of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. She is also the Secretary to EiE’s Board.EiE has... Read More →

Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am WAT
Innovation Stage

10:30am WAT

Citizens, Government & Technology: Making Government Better & The Office Of The Citizen
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel will focus on how institutions and agencies of government have adopted the use of different channels of technology in its activities e.g for election management and fiscal transparency. Also, the session will reiterate the importance of an uncensored country and how citizens can lobby for increased use of technology in governance online and offline.

Thursday March 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am WAT
Innovation Stage

12:00pm WAT

Using Film & Social Media To Influence Public Discourse & Engagement
Limited Capacity full
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Before the advent of social media, public discourse and engagement were limited to views expressed by celebrities and the media. Social media has changed all that. This session will enlighten citizens on how to effectively use the social media and film to demand good governance.

Thursday March 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm WAT
Floor 3

12:30pm WAT

Bringing Government Closer To Citizens
Limited Capacity seats available

An exposure to the available tools that bring government closer to citizens.

Thursday March 1, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm WAT
Floor 3

3:00pm WAT

Youth & Battling Violent Extremism Via Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Youth & Battling Violent Extremism Via Social Media will feature youth from north eastern Nigeria who have used social media as a tool to battle violent extremism. Featured will be youth from the North East Intellectual Entrepreneurship Fellowship (NEIEF) who have successfully used the #NotAnotherNigerian on social media to battle violent extremism and young photographers from the #UntoldStoriesOfTheNorthEast photo Campaign

Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Floor 3
  Panel, Studio

3:00pm WAT

Closer To The North East
Limited Capacity seats available

This relaxed discussion style session will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders from north eastern Nigeria.

Thursday March 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm WAT
Floor 2

4:30pm WAT

Innovation in Governance: A new approach to leadership … A new way forward.
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovation in Governance: A new approach to leadership … A new way forward.
Peter Obi in Conversation w/ Chioma Chuka

For citizens, policy makers and governments to move our communities, cities and countries forward it is critical to innovate across all sectors including government. This session will be a thought provoking discussion on the importance of citizens, civil society and governments to be innovative in their thinking and approach to governing, collaborating and nation building.

Thursday March 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Innovation Stage
Friday, March 2

9:00am WAT

Improving Service Delivery In Rural Communities Through Technology
Limited Capacity full
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.

Can technology intersect civic engagement and institutional reform to enhance service delivery? Like every other country, Nigerian government and agencies have public data and information that can help citizens make informed decisions. Today's citizens should know how government revenues are expended in the delivery of public infrastructure and funding of the budget.

Technology is a broad sphere, which is key to good governance. It is imperative that  citizens exploit innovation to establish transparent and accountable systems in our society. Budeshi and Tracka are digital tools designed to enhance transparency and accountable government in Nigeria.

This panel session will highlight how Budeshi.ng and Tracka have been used in enhanced implementation, tracking and red flagging of contractors and projects in over 20 states and 1,200 projects.

About Budeshi.ng Budeshi “open it” in the Hausa language) is an initiative of Public and Private Development Centre that aims to make government contracting information more transparent. It is doing this by linking budget and procurement data to the provision of public services and structuring the data, using the Open Contracting Data Standard, so that it can be visualized, searched, compared, and used. Budeshi’s work responds to the need for open, coherent, and usable data to enable better tracking and monitoring of public finance projects. 

About Tracka.ng Tracka was established by BudgIT to address critical issues surrounding social and economic development in Nigeria, precisely the lack of citizens inclusion in developmental projects, an ever-increasing number of abandoned projects and poor execution of the few projects implemented. Over the years, Nigerians in rural communities have little or no ideas about government projects in their communities, Tracka then enables citizens to collaborate, track and give feedback on public projects in their community. Tracka uses both online and offline engagement channels to keep residents informed about government projects. 

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Ayodeji Balogun

Ayodeji Balogun currently serves as the Country Manager for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX Nigeria) and the Regional Director for Africa Exchange Holdings Limited in West Africa, where he is pioneering the development of a private sector led commodities exchange and warehouse... Read More →
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Uadamen Ilevbaoje

Tracka Lead, BUDGIT
Uadamen is a Program manager with Nigerian-based BudgIT, an NGO.His work spans several projects funded by the UN Development Fund, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, Making All Voices Count and Omidyar Networks, to improve... Read More →
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Juliet Ibekaku - Nwagwu, LL.M

Barrister Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu has twenty-four (24) years postgraduate experience as an international criminal law attorney and development expert. She was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1993. She has a Masters degree in International Human Rights, Humanitarian... Read More →
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Gift Omoidedia

Budeshi Program Director, PPDC
Gift Omoidedia currently serves as the Budeshi Program Director with the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC). She is very passionate about using Open Data advocacy to drive improved transparency, accountability and citizen's participation in governance. An avid supporter... Read More →
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Ayodeji Rotinwa

Freelance Journalist
Ayodeji Rotinwa is a Lagos-based freelance journalist who covers culture, development and social innovation across Nigeria and elsewhere on the African continent. He can be found online on Twitter - @ayodejirotinwa. Talk to me about LAGOS, things to know and places to go in the city... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am WAT
Floor 3

10:30am WAT

Social Media As A Tool To Achieve The SDGs By 2030
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You need a:  Campus Badge to attend this event.

Social Media As A Tool To Achieve The SDGs By 2030 is an opportunity to emphasize the impacts of social media as a positive tool to drive the actualization the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs by 2030. This session is aimed at increasing awareness, stimulating discussions & showcasing social good works in all sectors.

Every year, we monitor the progress of the SDGs action packages in Nigeria and as of 2017, the major drivers of the Goals- Nigeria's youth , are less involved in the consensual actualization of the plan. This panel session invites major stakeholders in business, government and not for profit who are actively driving the Global Goals in Nigeria to help share information to increase awareness and influence young people to participate until we actualize the key programs of the Goals for the development of our nation, Nigeria.

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Runcie C.W. Chidebe

Runcie C.W. Chidebe, 31, a cancer control advocate, researcher, psychologist and one of the leading voices advocating for Nigeria to make cancer control a national health priority. Founder & Executive Director, Project PINK BLUE; and Founder, Abuja’s first Breast Cancer Support... Read More →
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Olumide Idowu

Olumide Idowu is an entrepreneur, environmentalist and activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 42 African countries with over seven years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in practical issues associated with Climate Change, Open Data and development... Read More →
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Adepeju Jaiyeoba

A trained lawyer, Adepeju is passionate about making a difference in the lives of women and girls across the world as well as working to ensure Nigeria takes the health of women and children seriously.A skilled community development advocate, Adepeju is a Coady Institute Alumna and... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am WAT
Innovation Stage