As the International Children’s Day holds today, Thursday, May 27, Jos, capital city of Plateau state, is hosting the first ever Nigeria Teen Cyber Festival: ngTeenCyberFest 2021 with the theme: ‘Harnessing the Power of Young People Online in the Digital Age’.
Register HERE to join the programme LIVE.
The event, a mix of virtual and physical meet, is featuring some of Nigeria’s iconic and tech leaders including Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kachifu Inuwa Abdullahi with a short presentation on “NITDA’s Policy as an affirmation that Future is Youth, Technology & Innovation – And Future’s now”; Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu making a presentatipn on
“Imagine it, Innovate it. Design it. Cyberspace and youths”; Managing Director, Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd, Dr Abimbola Alale who is speaking on: “The Internet can make a better You – In the Internet Age, Gender is Not a Disadvantage”; and Director General, Plateau State ICT Development Agency (PICTDA), Mr. Daser David with a on “Exploring Opportunities and Using the Internet to Empower Young People on the Plateau.”
The Nigeria Teen Cyber Festival 2021 enjoys the support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Africa Digital Economy Forum (ADEF).
The UN body is speaking on “Cyberspace as a Vast New World to making a Better World of Education, Science and Cultures for Young People” while ADEF’s remarks will centre on the capacity of Africa’s young population to drive and sustain the continent’s transition into the digital economy.
The event is powered by Zinox Technologies, Smartweb Limited, Konn3ct and Qitech Limited as Digital Partners.
The media partners include TechEconomy.ng and IT Edge News.ng
Over four hundred people are expected at the Nigeria Teen Cyber Festival.
A gathering of young people, the event is drawing representations from local and international participants as Nigeria, with more than 200million people, is home to Africa’s most active young people online.
The Teen Focus for fire chats at ngTeenCyberFest 2021 is: ‘Can the Internet Make a Better Teen; Make Things Better for Teens? Opportunities and Challenges in Cyberspace.’
“Organizers have carefully selected high-achievers among young people, who in spite of their age, have demonstrated our conviction that young people will lead Nigeria’s tech future,” said CEO/Co-Founder CC-Pro, Delmwa Gogwim and convener of the ngTeenCyberFest 2021.
With over 40 schools participating, the physical part of the event is holding under strict COVID-19 protocol. The participants are providing the rallying ground for the series of fire chats/discussions led by young people focused on: “Can the Internet Make Better Teens; Make Things Better for Teens,” added Gogwim.
Meet some of the young speakers at ngTeenCyberFest 2021
1. Maryam Aminu Jamiu, a freelance online writer. She is also fashion designer and a medical student at Ahmadu Bello university, Zaria.
2. Sonia Ayisa Atsenis a self-taught Full-Stack Developer. She currently works at Wix, a software company based in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is also the teamlead JosTechGirls.
3. Jamila Idrisis the Creator of The Connection Matrix™framework The Connection Matrix Framework is for creating purposeful relationships for love, success and fulfillment. This framework can be deployed by individuals, businesses and organizations. Jamila is PR strategist,
4. Clinton Imaro: A I6 Year old, creator of an app AFRO
5. Kayili Precious Solomon:14-year-old Precious is the Creator of Ridges an online platform that connects the farmer directly to potential buyers. With an additional feature, which can be used by banks/
6. Samuel Adebayo Oluwaseyiis a 21 Years Old software developer with expertise in building exquisite web applications.
7. Daniel Ogbutiis a 20-year-old. software developer who focuses on making applications for web and mobile devices.
He also founded a community Learn To Code Africa (LTC) where we help youths in areas of technology by providing bootcamps and learning resources.
He is a student of the university of Jos and also a host a podcast Learning Curve audio experiences.
8. Seth Michaelis 20 years old, he is an entrepreneur, and a passionate software developer from Jos.
He is the Founder of UnifiedCamp, an EdTech startup.
The Nigerian Teen Cyber Festival is admitting insights and presentations on how regulatory authorities as well as other stakeholders including private enterprises could work to harness the unlimited potential of cyberspace as a tool for national development through young people.