Microsoft Nigeria and Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) have just announced a networking and information-sharing event for non-profit organizations in Nigeria. The event will take place in Abuja on 15 & 16 June 2011. Many of the NGOs work in rural areas and could benefit a lot by employing the use of ICT tools. The two organisations believe that building on Microsoft’s work around giving much-needed support to NGOs across the world and hosting a Microsoft NGO Academy in Abuja will help fill a huge gap that will improve organizational efficiency while also helping many non-profits save cost.
PIN is a social enterprise that connects Nigerian youth with ICT-enabled opportunities. PIN’s projects build on years of combined experience and focus on socio-economic development. These projects include Ajegunle.org, ISSPIN and TENT. Through these projects and its allied services, PIN connects individuals, people-groups, institutions and communities with the socio-economic opportunities that ICTs provide.
The NGO Academy:
The Academy will offer an interactive capacity-building program to further enhance skills in ICT, allow NGO staffs learn more about Microsoft’s opportunities for non-profits, provide technical demonstrations of Microsoft products and give NGOs the opportunity to network with relevant institutions. This event is primarily for non-profits whose representatives are in Abuja, or are able to join us in Abuja as only lunch and course materials will be taken care of.
How to Register:
For more information on how to register for the NGO academy, visit PIN’s MNA page.