Proposals in Nigeria

April 5, 2013

Finalist – Nigeria: Back to Basics (B2B)

To train the youth on animation & produce animated short traditional igbo language moonlight folktales. This project B2B is meant to revive the dieing Igbo language & culture It's been predicted by UNESCO Advisory Committee on Language Pluralism & Multi-language Education that Igbo language & culture will go into extinct by year 2025. if nothing is done. Hence, we intend making it attractive to youth by making use of youth friendly medium of communication. I intend working with young people from already established skill learning set up so as to have an organized and systematic forum.

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Nigeria: Addressing Iwerekhan Environmental Concerns with Social Media

With the long history of oil extraction in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria and the environmental pollution and loss of livelihoods this instigates, documentation of impacts as experienced by the local people has become very necessary. We see a profound opportunity to harness the social media platforms for training/Workshops giving a voice to the marginalized Niger Delta communities and to push oil companies & government to be transparent in their dealings with them.This project seeks to harness the social media phenomenon to give a voice to these historically marginalized people in the society

March 4, 2013

Nigeria: Widening the Horizen of Creative Minds

The project intends to train trainees from vocational schools on how to market their products(like catering services, bead jewelries and home accessories e.t.c. ) online by training them on web design, blogging and other social network. They will also be trained on how to use the social network to share information on reproductive health issues e.g. Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV e.t.c.

Nigeria: Local Farmers to Digital Farmers.

This project is focused on the rural farmers in akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross river state, Nigeria.We will be engaging/training farmers to make use of their mobile phones to share knowledge and for dissemination of information such as; market opportunities/prices, grants, farming inputs etc.Special Google mail account will be created to send SMS across on government and private sector innovations for rural farmers to their mobile phones

Nigeria: Our Special Needs and Deeds

This will be a multimedia documentary on both the talents and challenges faced by special needs pupils of Omoyeni School for the Handicapped, a boarding school in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Some of the pupils have been abandoned in the school by parents/guardians. We shall train the pupils on how to shoot simple videos/pictures and produce podcasts.

Nigeria: Addressing Iwerekhan Environmental Concerns

The advent of social media on the internet made information dissemination easily accessible to many people. We see a profound opportunity to harness the social media platforms for training /Workshops giving a voice to the marginalized Niger Delta communities and to push oil companies & government to be transparent in their dealings with them. This project will highlight the challenges faced by the identified community

March 3, 2013

Nigeria: Utilising ICT Tools to Enhance Profitability in Catfish Farming

Cat fish aquaculture is a serious business in Ikorodu Lagos Nigeria with huge investment in infrastructure by the individual investors, World Bank and the Lagos State Government where more than twenty thousand jobs had been created. Utilizing ICT tools such as mobile phone, internet and social media will promote efficiency and profitability through information dissemination on market,timely alert of threat and knowledge sharing among farmers.

March 2, 2013

Nigeria: Enhancing Community's Spaces.

Environmental Rights Action will engage oil bearing community people, so as to share their experiences using the online platforms.So this proposal seeks to amplify the voices of rural communities. Share ,Linkup with online citizen engagement and media teams .Training some community people on the process of setting up functional online forum to promote citizen participation by generated content and provide direct support to share their stories

Nigeria: Students Engagement with Non-Violent Change

The project is conceived as a apacity-building initiative for students on positive use of new media and social networking tools. The project seeks to mobilise marginalised platforms of students for peaceful engagements, through positive communication. The aim is to nurture vanguard of youth movements commited to online activities in academic environment with positive bearing on non-violent changes at national, regional and global levels.

Nigeria: Know your Budget

Budget is the most important economic instrument of any Nation. It translates policies, political commitments and the Nations socio-economic priorities into expenditure and taxation. Sadly, in Nigeria, in spite of the efforts of CSOs intervention efforts, most States budget are still shrouded with secrecy, lack of transparency and weak budget systems.