African Gist partners with Social Media Week Lagos for its 6th edition “Closer”

THOUSANDS GATHER IN LAGOS TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF MEDIA, YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY

African Gist partners with Social Media Week Lagos To Produce a debate on the topic “How can we leverage on the diaspora to create more tech jobs in Nigeria?”

The SMW Lagos 2018 theme “Closer” will explore the intensifying conflict between community and individualism. The conversation will bring together a diversity of perspectives to discuss the most productive ways to harness these forces to drive innovation, improve consumer experiences and bring people together. Informed by the theme our debate will discuss the future of tech in Africa, access to international funds for tech startups and connection with the diaspora for business growth.

This session is part of the larger Social Media Week conference hosted in 12 cities around the world.    “How can we leverage on the diaspora to create more tech jobs in Nigeria?” will take place on the 27th of February from 3pm.

Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos) produced by AFRIKA21 returns to Lagos, Nigeria for it’s 6th edition on the 26th of February – 2rd of March 2018. The first African city to host the annual event, to date over 25,000 people have participated in SMW Lagos.

The event will be held at the SMW Lagos Campus located at Landmark Center, a state of the art event space in Lagos, Nigeria.  African Gist will join over 100 other key notes, panels discussions, master classes, digital installations, co-working spaces, and networking events exploring a wide range of topics including business, entertainment, education, technology and politics. The conference is free and open to the public.

To learn more about our conference or SMW Lagos 2018 and register to attend
visit the link. For the latest news and updates follow SMW Lagos on Twitter via @SMWLagos or on Facebook via facebook.com/SMWLagos.
ABOUT AFRICAN GIST

African Gist is an organization empowering African tech startups and diaspora youth by bringing them closer to each other for mutual benefits.
Active in Brussels, Lagos and Kinshasa, we create bridges between the African diaspora and tech startups by means of professional trainings.

http://www.african-gist.com – contact: info@african-gist.com

ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK

Social Media Week, now in it’s 8th year, is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. It’s mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. http://www.socialmediaweek.org

 

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