10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hosted by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
PIN HQ 385 Herbert Macaulay Way Yaba Lagos
On Friday February 27, 2015 SMW Lagos attendees are encouraged to #GetLocal and explore Lagos’s tech and creative communities. The city’s most innovative companies and organizations will host a variety of off-campus #SMWLagosExplore experiences at Lagos’s tech hubs, cultural institutions, co-working spaces and startups! #SMWLagosExplore gives locals the opportunity to experience first hand the great work and vibrant community of Africa’s “Upwardly Mobile” community.
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) is a social enterprise that connects Nigerian youth with ICT-enabled opportunities. Having worked with government, civil society, private institutions and international organizations, PIN’s projects build on years of combined experience and focus on socio-economic development. Our projects include Capacity Building programs such as L.I.F.E. and TENT; ICT Policy intervention programs and the #DigitalJobs campaign. Through these projects and our allied services, PIN connects individuals, people-groups, institutions and communities with the socio-economic opportunities that ICTs provide.
PIN’s vision can be summarised as “ICTs + Youth = Socio-Economic Opportunities” and this is what explains the impact of our programs in the lives of tens of thousands of young Nigerian lives since 2007.
PIN currently works from four offices Ajegunle Innovation Centre (AJIC), Aba Innovation Centre (ABIC), PIN HQ at 385 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, and the Abuja ICT Policy Office.
Now in a rapid expansion phase that will see PIN’s L.I.F.E. program established, via our Innovation Centres, in every geo-political zone of Nigeria in 2015, #SMWLagosExplore with PIN will introduce our Social Media Week guests to our work with disadvantaged youth and showcase how we think this lays a solid foundation for sustainable tech development in Nigeria.
Come experience how PIN does what PIN does – a sort of behind-the-scenes exposé, in a relaxed environment!
Venue & Location
PIN HQ385 Herbert Macaulay Way