Interestingly, facts have shown that the population of young people in Nigeria(even in Africa )is greater than any other group; therefore it becomes important to channel the energy and effort of the Youth towards the development of the country using the Youth Population through ICTs which is a sure tool for meaningful development in recent times.It becomes necessary at this time that a summit is set to explore the potentials and capabilities of the Nigerian Youth in contributing their quota to National Development through technology and innovations. The time for such change is now and we are the ones to make the needed change, no one will do it for us!
National Youth Summit on ICT for Development(NYSonICT) is the largest gathering of Nigerian Youths from all over the world that are promoting and using ICT tools in one way or the other to bring about Development in different fields of human endeavor. The summit brings together Young Nigerians who are passionate about ICT for Development to learn, share ideas, collaborate and develop strategies on how to use ICTs to solve some of the problems Nigeria is facing as a developing nation.
This summit is set to create the environment to help realize the potentials of the Nigerian Youths. Great ideas will be generated at the summit and with the support of the government, private and public sectors, international and local organizations, stakeholders in the ICT sector etc. These ideas and strategies will be put to use in solving our problems using ICTs. Therefore the summit is not an avenue to criticize the government at any level but a platform to generate ideas that will assist government in planning for the Youths.
The NYSonICT also promotes the National Youth Summit Awards (NYSA) set to reward Young Nigerians using ICTs to help fight challenging problems as listed above and also pioneer different developments through their e-content, applications, projects, initiatives.
The key Objectives of the Summit are:
- To create a Platform for Nigerian Youths all over the world to come together, explore the opportunities in ICTs and share relevant ideas that will help in the development of the country.
- To contribute to nation building through ICT for Development
- To create agenda on how the Youths can be part of National development and hence partner with the Government, Private and Public sector on this.
- To create opportunities for Youths to become entrepreneurs and job creators thereby reducing unemployment and other social vices they are linked with.
- · To create an avenue to reward the efforts of young people contributing towards ICT Development through the National Youth Summit Awards.
- To create a platform for networking with Technology CEOs,International organizations,Government,experts and top figures in ICT.
If you are young and passionate about Nigeria’s development using technology and innovations then get involved today!
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