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Tuesday, February 27

4:00pm WAT

DIY Fundraising: All You Need To Know About Online Fundraising
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The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) DIY Fundraising: All You Need To Know About Online Fundraising  masterclass teaches nonprofits, civil society actors, activists (and anyone with a cause) to fundraise through building a community of online and offline supporters. We will review technology that helps to build and strengthen online communities of current and potential donors and supporters.

According to Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report, in the United States:
• Online giving has been steadily growing over the last couple of years, up 9.2% from 2014 to 2015.
• Small organizations continued to see the largest growth in online giving.

While this data is based on responses from the United States, a keen observation of the Nigerian landscape reveals that the current generation of digital natives who will become tomorrow’s donors and philanthropists are more likely to use technology-driven means of giving than more traditional methods. What this means for Nigerian nonprofits is that the trend indicates a gradual but definite growth in online giving.

The 2008 presidential campaign of President Obama was a watershed moment in bringing the power of community in fundraising to global notice. Prior to that, funding for campaigns was largely from a few powerful and wealthy individuals. The 2008 Obama campaign harnessed the power of communities of highly-engaged individuals to rally funds behind their preferred candidate. The campaign raised over $ 500 million and both his campaigns raised $41 billion through a combination of online and offline tactics.

As recognized by the SMW 2018 theme, while many technologies can increase feelings of isolation, there is a growing number, which are focused on fostering a sense of community. It is with these tools as well as crowdfunding platforms, that fundraisers seek to build the online portion of their giving campaigns. This session will be led by two social entrepreneurs with experience developing and implementing fundraising strategies and will cover:

• What online fundraising is and how it works
• Technology that can help to connect to donors by building community
• Best practices to build online engagement
• Review of successful online fundraising campaigns
• How to complement online engagement with offline community-building tactics
• Why it is important for fundraisers to connect with donors online

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Oreoluwa Lesi

Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation working to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers.Through her work at W.TEC, she has designed high-quality programming... Read More →
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Katja Schiller Nwator

Katja Schiller Nwator is a Philanthropy Advisor and Development Consultant based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is also the Founder of Philanthropy Circuit, a media and research organisation focused on creating a new narrative to influence the growth and understanding of philanthropy in Africa... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm WAT
Floor 3

4:30pm WAT

The Power Of Storytelling In Driving Social Change
Limited Capacity full
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How can digital platforms be used to tell stories, change behaviour, and drive impact? 
There is no denying that storytelling serves as a powerful tool for not only inspiring action and creating social change but also in influencing thought leaders, funders, and decision makers. Whatever the cause we promote, we need to tell new narratives that will bring people closer to our messages by connecting with their deepest motivations and promoting more radical action among individuals and communities. Stories engage people at every level - not just in their minds but in their emotions, values and imaginations, which are the drivers of real change.

So you have a “big idea” that’s game-changing. That’s great! Now what?
Whether you’re selling a product, launching an app, or trying to improve lives and drive social change, you need to know how to get people to buy into your big idea. We will discuss how to use digital platforms and storytelling to build a community around your idea, advocate for social change, and drive individuals’ behaviour to maximize your impact and reach your goals. This session will also include discussions on how you can use individual experiences to create a “village” of collaborators and partners to help you champion your cause, be more innovative, have a larger impact, connect communities and bring your ideas closer to each individual.

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Toyin Adesola

Executive Director, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Mgt Initiative
Toyin Adesola is a graduate of Economics from Lagos State University. A coach, a consultant, speaker, sickle cell warrior and advocate, she is presently the Executive Director/ Founder of Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative a non-profit focusing on issues dealing with sickle... Read More →
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Joel Benson

Craetive Director, JB Multimedia Studios/360VR Stories
Joel Benson is the founder and Creative Director at JB Multimedia Studios Lagos based independent production company committed to the very best local content, presented, as it has never been seen before. Primarily focused on documentaries and short films, we also work with clients... Read More →
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Arit Okpo

Arit Okpo is a Media Entrepreneur with a focus on Presenting, Event Hosting, ContentProduction and Writing. She has produced and presented content for the EbonyLife TV platformand is the current season host for Untold Facts, a talk series focusing on perspectives andexperiences surrounding... Read More →
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Remi Owadokun

Remi Owadokun is a Certified Health Coach, Life Coach & Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingHer unique passion for personal development and transformation positioned her to becoming the Founder of the Total Makeover Program Academy, (an initiative of Total Makeover... Read More →
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Niniola Soleye

Managing Director, DRASA (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh) Health Trust
Niniola is the Managing Director of DRASA (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh) Health Trust, a public health organization working to keep Nigeria safe from public health threats through the advancement of infection control practices, hygiene and sanitation behaviors, and outbreak preparedness... Read More →
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Wana Udobang

Founder, Wana Udobang
Wana Udobang is a Nigeria-based journalist and filmmaker who works at the intersection of women’s rights, social justice, personal narratives, culture and the arts. She has worked with BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Nigeria's Inspiration FM 92.3. Her work has appeared on Al... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm WAT
Experience Stage

5:30pm WAT

The Individual African Traveler As A Value Creator In The Community
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“We travel because distance & difference are the secret tonic of creativity; when we get home, home is still the same but something inside our minds has changed, and that changes everything.” - John Lehrer

In recent years, there has been intense focus on Africa as the new tourist hub. Through social media the world is able to see Africa’s rich heritage & beautiful landscape. However, the conversations omit one key group in the value chain, the African Traveler. Misconceptions have been perpetuated about the African traveler primarily due to the negative portrayal of Africans in the media. Misconceptions include overstaying, illegal immigration, among others - which have typically lead to tighter border controls and increased visa restrictions for Africans.

Can travel be a tool to change the socio-economic landscape of Africa?  Africans travelers have the potential to add significant value to the global economy and can help broker a shift in conversations on travel barriers. This panel will explore how exposing our citizens to other cultures via immersive travel can foster individual & economic development while encouraging Africans to become real-life ambassadors of our heritage.

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Kazeem Abayomi

Yomi Kazeem is a reporter at Quartz, covering Africa-specific stories on politics and how it intersects with business, innovation, startups and culture.
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Philip Akesson

Country Manager, TRAVELSTART
Country Manager, Travelstart Nigeria
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Monisola Baruwa

CountlessMiles is a technology enabled travel startup whose aim is to transform the typical African’s perception of travel from shopping trips to immersive life-changing experiences and to ultimately change the world's negative perceptions of Africans. We are travel-loving, risk-seeking... Read More →
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Zainob Fashola

Content creator, ZeeGoes
Zainob Fashola is the content creator behind ZeeGoes, a travel platform that showcases travel adventures around the world from her perspective. Follow some of my travel stories on www.youtube.com/zeegoes.
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Rosemary Okoli

Rosemary Okoli, popularly known as Rory, is an avid traveler whose journeys have led her to 15 countries and over 50 cities. She is the founder of TripZapp, a travel consulting and curating company which promotes travel as a lifestyle and provides all-inclusive curated trips and experiences... Read More →
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Kemi Onabanjo

I am a Management consultant by day and a world travel enthusiast and blogger by night. While travelling all over the world on my Nigerian passport, I exceeded my goal of visiting 30 countries by 30 (currently on my 35th country) and I plan to conquer more ground. I share my adventures... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
Thursday, March 1

1:30pm WAT

Battling Violent Extremism in Nigeria
Limited Capacity seats available

Battling Violent Extremism in Nigeria features individuals working in and around north east Nigeria and will provide a glimpse into how they have all in their own unique ways, contributed to the battle against violent extremism. The session will be Moderated by Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, the Executive Director, North America for Quilliam International. He is an expert on violent extremism issues and a scholar on Africa.

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

4:30pm WAT

Leveraging Technology For Young People's Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights
Limited Capacity seats available

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Many young people, especially women and girls lack adequate information and access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights services. In Nigeria, little priority is placed on providing SRH services for young people  even though global policies and studies have shown the dire consequences of a lack of access to these services. The societal stigma attached to victims of sexual violence and assault as well as young unmarried girls and women seeking information and accessing contraceptives also proves a major barrier to access. Many young people also do not know where to get help and information regarding SRH and rights.

Leveraging Technology For Young People's Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights is a panel discussion aimed at exploring the challenges young people face in accessing information on safe sex, contraception, menstrual hygiene and puberty as well as reporting sexual violence. It will also feature a discussion on HACEY solutions: the SALVUS and TOMBEY platforms which makes use of mobile technology to improve access to services and information on SRH and sexual violence.

Salvus, meaning "Safe" is an online platform that enables survivors and witnesses of sexual violence report incidents anonymously and securely, and access help from registered support service providers. The TOMBEY platform helps young people locate youth-friendly SRH centres near them, identify services available at these centres, and provide the opportunity for them to access needed services.

The panel session will focus on:
1. Identifying challenges young people face in accessing SRH
2. Current SRH policies and policy gaps
3. Youth mainstreaming in policies addressing SRH for young people
4. Gathering and using Data for SRH planning and policy
5. Helping young people tell their stories and share experiences on accessing SRH services.

avatar for Dr. Omasanjuwa Edun

Dr. Omasanjuwa Edun

I am a medical doctor and a public health specialist with nine (9) years’ work experience in clinical medicine, public health, and health sector development. I have a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH, USA), and currently work with the John Hopkins University Center for Communications... Read More →
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Joel Ogunsola

Project Lead, TECH4DEV
I have strong passion for sustainable development, technology and social entrepreneurship.Professionally I serve as the founder/managing partner for Prunedge an enterprise technology solutions provider based out of Nigeria. Prior to which I was the Microsoft Education Technical Advisor... Read More →
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Chidinma Onuoha

Program & Human Resources Manager, DKT NIGERIA
A trained lawyer from the University of Lagos, Chidinma helps design and implement programs focused on helping people, especially in hard-to-reach and disadvantaged communities access family planning and reproductive health products and services.Currently, Chidinma is the Program... Read More →
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Rhoda Robinson

Director, Gender and Development, Hacey Health Initiative
Rhoda is a Gender expert with over 9 years’ experience working with women and girls in under-served communities on interventions and policy advocacy on issues ranging from sexual and reproductive health, human rights, maternal health to economic empowerment. She served on the Department... Read More →

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

10:30am WAT

Social Media As A Tool To Achieve The SDGs By 2030
Limited Capacity filling up

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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 →
avatar for Adepeju Jaiyeoba

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