Before you run off to the business of today’s post, kindly weigh in on our discussion in the spirit of the International Youth Day coming up next week on August 12. It is celebrated to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. This year, the theme will be “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters.’ However, what we really want to know is what matters most to you as a youth in Nigeria? Kindly drop us a comment describing what changes affecting youth you would like to see in Nigeria.
We found us a whole bunch of free trainings across Nigeria you may be interested in. Be sure to check them out below.
1. Take a free online course with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network here.
Find out more about the YALI Network here.
2. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) has a mandate to facilitate access to and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development in 78 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Supporting the adoption of Web 2.0 applications represents a great opportunity for meeting it.
The Bowen University in collaboration with CTA will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on 22-26 September 2014. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn how to use them hands-on.The Learning Opportunity will cover advanced online searching, getting information served via alerts and RSS, collaborating remotely using Google Drive, Dropbox, VoIP, online mapping and social media. Participants will get a chance to see what others have done, get hands-on experience on how to use innovative applications, and assess how they could adopt these innovations within the context of their work and organisation. This Learning Opportunity forms part of CTA initiatives that support development partners in networking, accessing and disseminating information more effectively.
Programme of the Learning Opportunity
- Web 2.0 and Social Media: concepts and principles;
- Selective access to information via (i) advanced multilingual search options; (ii) RSS and (iii) automated alerts;
- Content curation: Tagging and Social Bookmarking;
- Photos for the web;
- Remote collaboration (e.g. GoogleDrive, Dropbox);
- Online conversations (Skype, Google Hangouts, Viber, Whatsapp);
- Online mapping (New Google Maps);
- Blogging (Blogger or WordPress);
- Micro-blogging (Twitter);
- Social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook), risks and mitigation measures;
- Online Communities of Practice;
- Web 2.0 and Social Media for Agri-business and marketing.
Participants – Eligibility and responsibilities
Participation in the Learning Opportunity is free of charge, but subject to acceptance by the organisers. 25 participants will be accepted for the event.
- be computer literate and conversant with browsing the Internet;
- have regular access to a computer ( ownership of a computer is an advantage);
- be competent in the use of the English language;
- have an active e-mail account;
- be actively engaged in agriculture and rural development / natural resource management / biodiversity conservation in the domains of ICT for development (ICT4D), policies, markets; publishing, communication and media;
- be in a position to take along a WIFI-enabled laptop to the training;
- be a resident of Nigeria.
Accepted participants will be responsible for all costs related to their travel to and from the venue at the Bowen University, their accommodation, breakfast and supper, their daily subsistence allowances, and for bringing their own WIFI-enabled laptop to the event.
During each event, the organisers will provide lunch and refreshments and distribute copies of CTA publications and instructional material.
The organisers will inform successful applicants about the status of their application two weeks before the commencement of each course. Successful applicants will receive confirmation letters; others will be duly informed about the outcome of their application.
1st September, 2014
|3. The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria invites entries from Nigerian professional journalists from the print, broadcast and photography specialties to the Girls and Women Investigative Reporting Training holding at Ekiti state, Rivers state, and Abuja.|
|Report Women! is a collaborative project between the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and the Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE) designed to focus on major issues of access and abuse, ranging from education, to health care, to violence, and early marriage among others on girls and women. It seeks to advance the partners’ commitment to the respect for the girl child and the woman’s rights as human rights. It will use the tool of investigative journalism to focus on these issues. Investigative Reporting of girls and women training is aimed at building the media’s capacity to strategically report girls and women issues as well as mainstream girls and women into media reportage generally. Participants who are shortlisted for the training will also have the opportunity to pitch for small grants to carry out investigation and report girls and women issues based on lessons garnered from the training experience.Note:
Applicants without relevant works but with demonstrated commitment and promise may be considered.
Female journalists are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
TENTATIVE TRAINING DATES
Ekiti State: 20th – 21st August, 2014
Rivers State: 2nd – 3rd September, 2014
Abuja: 17th – 18th September, 2014
Deadline is Auguust 14, 2014.
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