NONPROFIT TECH DAY
With technology becoming more advanced every day, placing people at the heart of innovation and digital transformation is one way to ensure technology is fit for purpose and can truly change things for the better. However, it can be used in harmful ways, such as cyberbullying and hacking. It’s important that people learn how to use technology safely and responsibly so that they can benefit from all that technology has to offer in their work.
Furthermore, the rapid evolution of technology amid disruptive global crisis such as COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and its attendant effects call for adaptive measures and new capabilities to build resilience and deliver impact at scale.
Since 2017, WACSI has partnered with Techsoup, a US-based non-profit organisation that provides technology services and support for other nonprofit organisations to set up Techsoup West Africa, a technology donation programme to support nonprofit organisations in the region.
Techsoup West Africa programme provides a platform for civil society in West Africa to access technology tools and resources to strengthen their information technology capacity and knowledge.
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is organizing one-day tech event. The Tech Event will offer a platform to discuss emerging technology trends, opportunities, and challenges for nonprofit organisations in terms of capacity strengthening, hardware, software, digital security etc… It will also help to present special technology offers for nonprofits and create the space for connecting and strengthening partnerships between the nonprofit community, foundations, international development institutions and corporate partners. The event will feature panel discussions, corporate talks, networking and exhibitions of tech and nonprofit products and service offers.
This tech-event is part of a 2-day programme consisting of the official launching of WACSI’s physical presence in Nigeria and the inauguration of the Institute’s 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.
THE TECH EVENT?
The Tech Event will bring together market technology leaders to plot course to sustainable growth. The event will feature voices from corporate, CSOs and experts across the region to share insights and plan for the future.
To keep abreast of all the latest developments.
Participants will get access to tech workshop programme with many expert speakers, exhibitors from West Africa.
The overall goal of the tech event is to launch our first tech event, to emphasize on TechSoup West Africa programme and offer a space for different actors in the technology sector to convene and discuss about the adaptive measures and new capabilities to build resilience using technological tools.
- Discuss technology revolution and opportunity for CSOs in West Africa
- Discuss challenges for CSOs tech adoption in terms of capacity strengthening, hardware, software, resilience…
- Create space for technology exhibition
The tech event will attract CSOs, Corporate partners, TechSoup partners, Technical partners in West Africa.
About 100 participants are expected.
The discussions explored varying disruptive technologies of this era including 1) Fourth Industrial revolution and opportunities for non-profit organisations and (2) Non-profit Tech Adoption Challenges and Space for engagement with Corporate Institutions. The panelists will share their insight into the disruptive technology of today, discussing how tomorrow’s market will be staggeringly different.
The lightening talk will be pre-determined to 10 to 15 minutes discussion, where panelist would be able to choose their topics.
Panelist interested in taking part of the lightening talk must express their participation latest by 7th October 2022 along with their topic.
The corporate talk will be featuring partners/sponsors and will be focused on education on relevant non-profit product and service offers.
Panelist interested in taking part of the corporate talk must express their participation latest by 7th October 2022 along with their topic.
The sponsors are partners who would like to support the event and build a long-term partnership with WACSI.
The sponsors support could be financial or covering one of the event costs (ex. covering participants kits…).
What are the sponsors getting?
- Long-term partnership
- Communication (logo and name to be on all WACSI’s communicational tools around the office Nigeria Launch)
- Possibility to be a panelist
- VIP booth set up in the exhibition area (except booth branding)
The exhibition at the tech event will complement the workshop while providing participants with the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest progress in Technology.
To ensure high volumes of traffic and highest visibility, the exhibition includes a maximum of 20 booths (4 booths for non-profit organisations, 10 booths for TechSoup partners and 6 for corporate partners).