EiENigeria Weekly Newsletter – February 14, 2014

“Where there is love there is life”
– Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at EiE Nigeria

Social Media Week 2014 – Join Us February 17 – 21!

Social Media Week Lagos is the largest tech, new media and business conference on the continent of Africa.
It attracts some of the continent’s most forward thinkers, brands, learners and creators.

Here are Our Events:

An Evening with Leaders: How Nigeria is Leveraging Social Media in Commerce, Communication & Citizen Engagement

Monday, February 17
Volkswagen Centre, Victoria Island

This event is a benchmark program of SMW Lagos 2014 bringing Nigeria’s titans of industry together to discuss social media and its potential to move Africa forward. Yemi Adamolekun, Exec. Director of EiE Nigeria will be on the panel.


Open and Connected: Shaping Democracy in Africa with Technology

Tuesday, February 18
Volkswagen Centre, Victoria Island

Holding our elected officials accountable can be easier than we think. How communities are sharing tech tools across the continent will be discussed. Stories from Kenya, Ghana and Morocco!


What’s New in Tech & Elections? (with CcHub)

Wednesday, February 19
CcHub, Yaba

Elections are around the corner! How can technological innovations support citizen and institutional engagement in the electoral process?


Social Media and Elections: The SMTC Story

Wednesday, February 19
Four Points Sheraton, Lekki

The first ever Social Media Tracking Center and its impact on election monitoring will be discussed. Its role in Nigeria’s 2015 elections will be presented as well as applications to the Independent National Election Commission (INEC).


Open Data & Social Media: Amplifying the Voices (with Budgit & CcHub)

Thursday, February 20
CcHub, Yaba
11 am- 2pm

The role of open data in governance will be explored including a demonstration of tools.



Check Out Our Partner Events Too!


Young ‘n African – A Connected Conversation

Saturday, February 22
World Wide Web, Virtual
10 am-8:00pm

This is a series of virtually connected conversations with Young Africans from various sectors such as fashion, music, business, entertainment, non-profit, charity, entrepreneurship.


The Y! #Tech100 Networking

Friday, February 21
Four Points Sheraton, Victoria Island

The #YTech100 is a cocktail and networking event honoring the brightest minds in Nigeria’s new technology eco-system – spotlighting the visionaries at SPARK, the Co-Creation Hub and other spaces; as well as influencers, policy makers and others.


RISE Networks

Passnownow.com: “How Nigerian Secondary School Students Are Moving to Digital”

Thursday, February 20
Terra Kulture, Victoria Island

The event will showcase ways through which technology is being used to empower and educate Nigerian secondary school students and teenagers, in order to stimulate and enhance their learning experiences.


Have a question about any of the events? Send us an email – info@eie.ng


Money ‘saved’ on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of February 14, 2014

N892.2billion (approx. $5.576billion)

See Details Here (PDF)

Thank you!

Have a great week!

The EiE Nigeria Team