Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), a Nigerian social enterprise says it has partnered with U.S. software giant Microsoft to host the ‘Tech4Good Day’ 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Previously known as NGO Connection Day, ‘Tech 4 Good Day’ help NGOs adopt Microsoft technology, use social media effectively, understand digital security, use research and report publishing tools, as well as web/blog development, according to PIN.
PIN says that in the recent years, the focus has been getting the NGOs acquainted with Office 365 as a huge productivity platform in the cloud and this year, ‘Tech 4 Good Day’ will strengthen this focus by dedicating more sessions to helping the participating organisations understand Office 365 in details. Participants will be walked through the different scenarios and testimonials of the platform, and this will be done in addition to the training on social media, research and digital security.
Commenting about the Day, Tope Ogundipe Chief Operating Officer, says “technology is a powerful tool that can transform nonprofits, helping them to work smarter and achieve more. However, for many nonprofit professionals, technology is a source of confusion and frustration. Tech 4 Good Day is focused on harnessing the technology strength and skill of non-profit employees to develop solutions that benefit the social sector.”
“Tech 4 Good Day is only open to local nonprofits and social enterprises. There is an application process involved and only selected organisations would be sent an invitation. The invitation is non-transferable”, the PIN COO adds.
Tech 4 Good Day is slated for May 11 and would hold in Lagos Nigeria, organisers say adding that they are not able to provide accommodation or travel support to those who may be coming from outside Lagos, only meals and conference materials are provided. The registration link is bit.ly/tech4good2016. Registration will be open till April 6, 2016.
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) is a social enterprise that connects underserved youth with ICT-enabled opportunities, with specific concern about the ill effects of unemployment and poverty, among other vices that limit the potential contribution of young Nigerians to the nation’s economy. PIN says it has worked with government, civil society, private institutions and international organizations including the United Nations to set standards in ICT education, tele-centre support, ICT applications in rural areas, and other ICT interventions in Nigeria.