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Politics & Governance [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7

9:30am CET

Office Of The Citizen: Holding Government Accountable
The majority of Nigerian citizens believe they have no influence on elected representatives. Educating citizens through social media on the need to be active in order to have an accountable government is imperative.

EiE s presents Office Of The Citizen: Holding Government Accountable,  a panel session that will focus on how citizens can hold elected representatives accountable using the power of social media to examine the recall process and petitions.

Citizens are unaware of the recall process and how to go about it, we will give a step by step approach for result while giving real life cases of elected public office holders who have been held accountable by citizens through petitions and the recall process.

As we gear up to the 2019 general elections we will enlighten Nigerians that the office of the citizen is the highest office in the land.

avatar for Sulaiman Hassan

Sulaiman Hassan

Politician, Times Vision Limted
Suleiman Hassan Dutse is passionate about Child Rights and development, a professionally train Television and New Media content developer, a Legislative aide in the national assembly.Bsc. Mass Communication and Television Production from the Pretigious ABU Zaria and NTA Television... Read More →
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Tonye Dan Isokariari

Politician, APGA
Tonye Isokariari is a Political Science graduate of the University of Abuja with diverse competencies developed in several areas like Policy analysis, management consultancy, and project management through further study. He is a change driver and innovative thinker with a knack of... Read More →
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Elizabeth Agbese

Politician, SDP
Elizabeth Agbese Egunbe, from Igumale, Ado local government area of Benue State, is a young woman seeking to make an impact in her community.A graduate of Economics at Benue State University, Elizabeth holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, which is still in view.In... Read More →
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Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

Arc. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour aka GRV aka the hopeful Nigerian is an Architect, public policy specialist an Activist and a Politician. After getting his Barch from the University of Nottingham , He worked in architecture firms in the UK before proceeding to get his masters degree at... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CET
Innovation Stage

11:00am CET

Internet Governance: Make Your Voice Count
As policy makers and technical experts work to connect the remaining two-thirds of the world s nations, the way in which the Internet is governed will likely have an impact on how we use it and how it evolves.

The Internet Society is working for an open, globally-connected, trustworthy, and secure Internet for everyone. We aim to reform-decision making approaches to deliver sound Internet policies that put people s interests at the center. We want to build a digital future that puts people first.

In Africa, we have been working closely with organizations such as the African Union on a new set of guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy in Africa.

We will also empower youth as a key force to organize their advocacy and defend their rights as we shape the future of the Internet. Their voices must be heard in the digital future. Together we can help them make their voices count.

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Betel Hailu

Communications Coordinator, Internet Society
Currently working as Communications Coordinator for the Internet Society, African Regional Bureau.Graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Addis Ababa University (AAU) and a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).Diversified... Read More →
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Dewole Ajao

President, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter
I'm a keen Internet user with a background in network and systems administration. I've been active in the communities responsible for shaping Internet policy and have done some advocacy for a few years. I also happen to be a policy chair at AFRINIC (www.afrinic.net), president of... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CET
Innovation Stage

12:30pm CET

The 2019 General Elections: How Technology Can Help!
Elections provide an opportunity for citizens to participate in politics and hold leaders to account. When they work well, elections can deepen civic engagement, inform public debate, stimulate party competition, facilitate peaceful leadership transitions, hold governments accountable, and allow the non-violent resolution of political conflict.

Too often political contests fail to achieve their objectives. There is widespread concern about falling turnout, public disaffection, party polarization, and the failure of elections to ensure legitimate outcomes. Electoral malpractices continue to undermine contests around the world, from overt cases of violence and intimidation to subtler disinformation campaigns, barriers to fair party competition, and the under-representation of women and minority candidates. Most election results are not rejected outright or overturned but they are commonly flawed.

The 2019 General Elections: How Technology Can Help!
is a panel session which will shed light on electoral corruption involving malpractices such as kick-back schemes for supporters, vote-buying, or the bribery of electoral officials. We will create a dialogue to empower citizens on unmasking corruption and improving electoral integrity in the electoral process using technological tools. We will explore challenges, mitigation strategies and share stories of how credible corruption reports will improve the upcoming elections.

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'Yemi Adamolekun

Executive Director, EIE
‘Yemi currently serves as the Executive Director 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... Read More →
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Yvonne William

Prosecutor, ICPC
A prosecutor with The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).My hobbies are singing, cooking, working out, speaking and motivating others ,my mother and bosses have been my mentors , like u know I am part of the team that is working with students and pupils and educating... Read More →
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Seray Jah

Senior Elections Expert, IFES
A happy governance & electoral democracy expert with a passion in training and human development. An avid learner and a lover of nature.
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Buba Luka

Principal Admin Officer, INEC
Buba Luka is a Principal Admin Officer and Desk Officer Civil Society Organizations (INEC), Lagos State
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Udy Okon

Executive Director, Youth Alive Foundation
Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) is a non-profit Civil Society Organization registered in Nigeria as a non-governmental organization. YAF was founded in 1999 and officially registered in 2002.

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CET
Innovation Stage

2:30pm CET

Not All Heroes Wear Capes In Nigeria - Activism vs. Advocacy
When we hear "heroes", we might consider Superman, Batman, or some other character with superpowers. Others might consider police officers or soldiers who risk their life for our nation. But what about the everyday heroes among us?

Activism- consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society.

Advocacy- Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions

Not All Heroes Wear Capes in Nigeria- Activism vs Advocacy is a panel discussion with some extraordinary everyday activists and advocates who've launched change making campaigns and movements using social media.

Panelist will discuss:
  • Types of Advocacy and Activism
  • What makes an effective Advocate/ Activist
  • Why and how to mobilize around a cause you care about
  • Skills and principles of Activism and Advocacy without destruction
  • Strategies for gaining media attention, building and sustaining social media interaction

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Kelvin 'Radiokelv' Ibrahim

Communications strategist, Edge04 media
Kelvin (Radiokelv) is an experienced Broadcast Journalist with over 6 years experience in Radio and TV hosting. He is a communications and brand strategist with proven track record. He is currently the Communications strategist for Edge04 Media.

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Segun Awosanya

Business Consultant, Aliensmedia Communications
Segun Awosanya (SEGA) is a Realtor (landlaw focused) Civil Rights & Institutional Reforms Advocate, futuristic Brand, Media, Tech, Research, Business & Strategic Consultant, who is also deeply involved in social engineering and Nation building via his numerous advocacies that has... Read More →
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Aliyu Giwa

Police Officer, Nigeria Police Force
I am a highly talented Police officer with huge experience in performing a variety of full performance technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, and protecting the citizens of Nigeria.Considerable knowledge of Lagos state and its street... Read More →
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Juliet 'Kego Ume-Onyido

Social Entrepreneur, Poetry For Change
An avid lover of poetry; International Performance Poet & Spoken Word Artist.Motivational Strategic Interventionist, delivering Experiential workshops for Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs on Work-Life Choices, and how to achieve Excellence & Success in the New Empathy-Driven... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CET
Innovation Stage

4:00pm CET

Innovation, Governance & Content Management In The Social Media Economy
Since the end of the industrial revolution, the world has witnessed great transformation and decoupling through knowledge management and technology. Knowledge applied to technology has given birth to creativity, innovation and the economy of content development and management. While the world has seen remarkable breakthrough and intellectual discovery in the last 25 years, every evolution and revolution must add value to society and deliver service.

Join us for an intimate conversation as we discuss technological advancement and innovation through content.

Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm CET
Studio Suite
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