StartZone partners bramo digi on social good summit
StartZone, a leading Innovation Hub focused on solving Africa’s biggest challenges by supporting the digital ecosystem partnered with Bramo digi to host the Social Good Summit.
The Social Good Summit examines the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. It is held annually during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Week. The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroot activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time.
At this session, entrepreneurs and social innovators discussed how social media and (new) technologies can be used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The event had over one hundred delegates comprising of entrepreneurs, technology experts and enthusiasts and was held at the mini conference hall of the Zone centre in Gbagada, Lagos.
Victoria Ibiwoye an advocate of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and the regional focal point of the United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth (UNMGCY) for West and Central Africa, shared her experience on how she had been able to empower low-income community children between the ages 5-18 with life skills in global citizenship and peace education enabling them to become sustainable thinkers and change agents using innovative approaches to learning.
Dayo Samuel, the Lead Consultant for ‘Audacity to Lead’ a Certified Life Coach from the American Union of NLP, and a practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Programming, Conversational Hypnosis, laid more emphasis on the power of leveraging technology in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the impact it has on the economy.
He reiterated that technology is central to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When utilized effectively, technology can be used to identify barriers to and provide solutions for sustainable development challenges.
The social good summit was one of the events that StartZone hosted during the Lagos StartUp Week. Other events included the Girl Meets Tech; an event designed to inspire and empower young women in technology, and the Android Community; an event for android programmers around Nigeria.
StartZone also hosted the for loop community event, which is the largest community of software developers in sub Saharan Africa; the event helps showcase best practices in software development.
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