Government & the Citizen: Communicating the 21st Century Way in the Niger Delta

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hosted by PIND Foundation

Innovation Stage Powered by Visa Plot 5B, Water Corporation Road, Oniru Victoria Island Lagos




Connecting the dots on how citizens communicate with government either in airing grievances, advocating a cause, or advancing democracy means that governments all over need to adapt to the new way communication is being done – through technology. In the Niger Delta, progress in using technology by state governments to communicate with its citizens is at a slower pace compared to the rest of the country, however, there are shining examples of innovations in technology Niger Delta state governments and government institutions are using to engage their citizens.

This session will explore everything from open budgets to tracking progress on infrastructure projects across the region, from supporting inclusive economic growth by encouraging technology hubs and activities to using appropriate technology in advancing discussions around climate change. Government and the Citizen: Communicating the 21st Century Way in the Niger Delta will spotlight what is currently working (in the tech space) across the Niger Delta and open up the discussion  for a variety of perspectives to be aired and championed.

Attendees will:

  • Understand how Niger Delta state governments and regional government institutions are using technology to communicate with citizens
  • Learn about key success stories in open budget and tracking innovations that can be replicated across Nigeria
  • Learn what new technology hubs are doing in the Niger Delta region and brainstorm on ways Niger Delta technology hubs can learn from tech hubs in Lagos and Abuja
  • Hear discussion on the challenges of operating in a conflict-prone zone in Nigeria

Anyone interested in good governance, technology, issues affecting the Niger Delta, and potential investors to the region are invited to attend.


Venue & Location

Innovation Stage Powered by Visa

Plot 5B, Water Corporation Road, Oniru
Victoria Island, Lagos





Social Media Week

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Government & the Citizen: Communicating the 21st Century Way in the Niger Delta

Hosted by PIND Foundation






  • Chime Asonye

     

    Chime Asonye

    Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals

    Office of the Governor of Abia State

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  • Nsima Ekere

     

    Nsima Ekere

    MD

    Niger Delta Development Commission

    nsimaekere
  • Bereni D. Fiberesima

     

    Bereni D. Fiberesima

    CEO

    Netopps

    Damiete
  • Sam Hart

     

    Sam Hart

    Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications

    Abia State Government

    hartng
  • Florence Kayemba

     

    Florence Kayemba

    Programme Manager

    Stakeholder Democracy Network

    florakaye