Skip to main content

30 Organizations Empowered to Leverage New Media

'Seyifunmi Adebote, Abuja

In line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to make the world a better place while leaving no one behind; Media for Community Change Initiative recently trained participants representing 30 different organizations at her capacity building event in Abuja.

The event tagged, "Maximizing New Media for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals" held at Community Park, Abuja on Saturday, May 26, 2018; the event which turned out very successful was designed to present organizations (public and private) with the practical ways of kick-starting and sustaining organizational and individual developments by leveraging the new media.

From creating customized email addresses, to programming auto-responder, to mail forwarding, to use of info-graphics, to storytelling using pictures and online polls/quiz; the training was indeed practical and participants expressed delight at the end of the training.

Guest speakers at the event were Rose Keffas from the Nigerian presidency, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP- SDGs); Hamzat lawal, the CEO and co-founder of Connected Development (CODE) and Dr. Laz Ude of Pink Oak Cancer Foundation.

The need for collaborative efforts were emphasized and a framework to achieve this will be drawn to embrace various stakeholders. At the end of the training, participants promised to implement the lessons learned and adapt it to scale up their respective organizations and ensure sustainable development.


Popular posts from this blog

Young Nigerian Presidential Aspirants Forge Alliance To Win 2019

The faction of the Young Nigerian Presidential Aspirants from various political parties tonight decided to collaborate and forged a united front to win the seat in 2019.

Atiku Shares Deep Lessons From Black Panther

Over the weekend, I joined my children to watch the much talked about ‘Black Panther’. It was a good film, and I was happy they took me to see it. However, I came out of the movie theatre a little upset. When the first scenes came up, and I saw “Sambisa Forest” I was unhappy that the only reference the film makers could have for Nigeria was a negative one, but I was later encouraged by the thought of Africans solving African problems. That is a good thing, the kinds of things we used to do. For young people who may not remember, Nigerian civil servants and indeed most able citizens used to contribute money every month to support the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa. Nigeria was the single stabilizing force across West Africa. Helping to restore peace in Liberia and Sierra Leone are examples of the gigantic status we once had.

Selling Smart Phone Pictures: When My Phone Photography Exhibition Abuja Held Recently

The maiden edition of the 'my phone photography exhibition' held on the 23rd of March. The Shehu Musa Yar'adua Centre located in central area, Abuja, played host to this event. It was an atmosphere filled with calmness but you could also hear the joy and excitement in the voices of the over 100 people who came through the exhibition doors. 
The idea of the exhibition was born by one of the exhibitors (Omofuoma Agharite). Haven taken numerous pictures with her phone, she wanted to share those pictures with others and at the same time support a charity organisation. It was then that the idea was born and given to Ivy Events to nurture. After months of planning and execution, a group of exhibitors came together to showcase some of the amazing pictures that they had photographed with only their phones.