Africa 2.0 & Social Media Week Lagos present “An Evening with the Leaders” – Tuesday 19th February 2013 | Delegation Headed by Olusegun ObasanjoPosted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 4:47 PM
By Damilare Aiki
Pan-African Civil Society Organization Africa 2.0 in partnership with Social Media Week Lagos will be co-hosting an event themed An Evening with the Leaders. The event will be held at the prestigious Porsche Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday 19th February 2013.
Former President of Nigeria and Chairman of the Africa 2.0 Advisory Board, H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo will head a delegation of leaders whose aim is to foster inter-generational dialogue during the event while exploring the possibility of leveraging social media and digital tools to move Africa forward.
Young, emerging as well as top leaders including Tonye Cole, CEO of Sahara Energy and chapter head of Africa 2.0 Nigeria and other dynamic emerging leaders will also be in attendance. This session will be moderated by award-winning journalist and Social Media Week co-producer Nkiru Asika.
An Evening with Leaders adds to the impressive roster of 84 events – panels, workshops, keynotes, networking sessions and entertainment – that will take place during Social Media Week Lagos, the ﬁrst of its kind in Africa.
The conference’s mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration and the sharing of ideas and information. SMW Lagos is guided by the global theme “Open and connected,” This particular session will be live streamed and is expected to attract a huge global audience online, mobile, radio and TV platforms. Social media week has been running simultaneously in 10 cities globally for the last ﬁve years. Other host cities for the upcoming event include Copenhagen, Miami, Milan, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Washington DC. In 2012, over 66,000 people attended Social Media Week in twenty six countries globally.
Obi Asika, Chairman Social Media Week Lagos, speaks on the upcoming event. “We are extremely humbled that Social Media Week Lagos is hosting President Obasanjo and Africa 2.0. Their participation only serves to elevate and conﬁrm the importance of social media, digital media and innovation for the future of Africa.”
“Africa 2.0 is proud to host “An Evening with Leaders” in partnership with Social Media Week, this event represents some of the values we hold dear – open dialogue, information-sharing and innovation – which are critical to developing leaders that will move Africa forward.” says Clement Banjo, Head of Communication at Africa 2.0.
Africa 2.0 is on the Board of Social Media Week Lagos and has worked closely with the promoters of the Initiative (Dragon Africa and Afrika21) to ensure the success of this pilot that will ultimately be replicated across the African continent leveraging on Africa 2.0 presence in more than 20 African countries.
An Evening with Leaders
Date: Tuesday 19th February 2013
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Venue: Porsche Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
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