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Wednesday, February 26 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
HARNESSING THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HUMAN PROGRESS

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Around the world, billions of us use social media every day, and that number just keeps growing. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2020, 2.64 billion people will be using social networks, up from 1,070,000 in 2010.

We use it for every part of our lives – in our personal relationships, for entertainment, at work and in our studies. To put it into some context, every minute we collectively send more than 30 million messages on Facebook and almost 350,000 tweets.

Our growing love of social media is not just changing the way we communicate – it’s changing the way we do business, the way we are governed, and the way we live in society. And it’s doing so at breakneck speed. 

This session will look at how social media is going from “nice to have” to an essential component of any business strategy eg. disruption of newsrooms. Imagine being able to pay your rent or make an investment through your favourite social network. 

This session will  have a panel of five experts working on disaster response, public health, civic engagement, human rights and climate action who will share practical examples of how they are using social media to foster their work.

The panel will share key statistics on how social media is helping to improve interconnection globally and how participants can position themselves with the knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to develop innovate solutions that can be used to ensure a better world.

Speakers
avatar for Olamide Olatunbosun

Olamide Olatunbosun

Creative Director, Ninos Treasure
Olamide holds Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Covenant University, and a Masters’ degree in Human Resource Management from Coventry University, United Kingdom. Her knowledge in Child Psychology, HR practice and passion for putting smiles on the faces of Mother, child and... Read More →
avatar for Feranmi Ajetomobi

Feranmi Ajetomobi

Brand Engagement Specialist, Cowrywise
I love to discuss how brands can drive behavioral shift through unique conversation strategies.
avatar for 'Funmi Oyatogun

'Funmi Oyatogun

Lead Experience Designer, TVP Adventures
TVP Adventures is a company focused on designing creative and meaningful travel experiences within Nigeria and Africa. Our mission is to break through African borders and facilitate group, corporate and educational travel experiences that are 'off the beaten path'. From cultural and... Read More →
avatar for Hammed Kayode Alabi

Hammed Kayode Alabi

Fellow-in-Residence and Regional Manager, Peace First
Hammed Kayode Alabi is a nonprofit leader, author and social entrepreneur known throughout Africa for his advocacy for education and Sustainable Development Goals. Describing himself as “a product of grace and circumstance,” Hammed describes his childhood in the slums of Lagos... Read More →
avatar for Ifedayo Ward

Ifedayo Ward

Chief Executive Officer, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative
Ifedayo Ward is passionate about using social media to push the course of mental health and gender equality in Nigeria. Ife brings her wealth of experience on working with nonprofits to run the day-to-day activities of Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative . Her passion for mental health... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
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