RISE NETWORKS PRESENTS LAGOS YOUTH WEEK IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 2018 UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY, PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT – CREATING SAFE SPACES FOR YOUTH

 

Chief Host: His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Executive Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria

 

As part of the commemoration of the 2018 International Youth Day as declared annually by the United Nations, Rise Networks with the support of Lagos State Government is organizing the 2018 Lagos Youth Week this August.

The Program will cover an entire Week across all the 5 Divisions of Lagos State i.e. IBILE – Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe and we expect at least 50,000 – 100,000 students, young professionals, young artisans, young traders, graduates of tertiary institutions, young entrepreneurs to participate in the various Events lined up for 2018 Lagos Youth Week.

For young people outside Lagos and in Diaspora, you can follow the events with the hashtag #LagosYouthWeek2018 for 7 Straight days through LIVE Online Tweets and Posts.

The Lagos Youth Week is set aside to recognize and celebrate the enterprising and courageous youth in Lagos, who strive daily serving in various capacities, running businesses of different kinds and sizes, creating jobs for other citizens making the State the 5th largest economy in Africa leading in all sectors that contribute to the state’s development.

The Lagos Youth Week will serve as a pivotal reminder of the intelligence, innovation, effervescence and creativity of Youth and the steady progress Lagos has made by mainstreaming the voices of Youth, creating platforms for their empowerment and strengthening their roles in shaping the future of Lagos, Nigeria and Africa.

The week-long programme of activities will be aimed at creating safe spaces for Youth through education, economic empowerment and political inclusion and young People especially those at the grassroots will showcase the talent, skills, entrepreneurship and leadership capabilities of the Youth of Lagos.

The Lagos Youth Week will feature a Youth Conference, Job Fair plus Exhibitions by Youth led Businesses and Organizations, Expo to showcase opportunities available to young people by LASG Agencies in Lagos, a Musical Concert and 100 micro-businesses run by Youth in all the 20 Local Governments in Lagos State will win a total sum of N10 Million Naira at N50 000 each to boost their businesses and scale up their growth in the 2018 Lagos Local Government SME Competition.

 

KEY DATES

Local Governments Youth SME Competition from August 6th till August 10th 2018

Mega Youth Conference – Saturday, 11th August 2018 

Concert – August 12th at Agege Stadium [Entry is FREE but you must have and show your PVC at the Gate]

Agenda for Youth Conference on Monday August 6th 2018

09:00 – 10amRegistration
10am to 10:10amDocumentary on LASG
10:10am to 10:25amOpening Charge and Introduction of the Governor to the Stage by Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Founder of Rise Networks
10:30am to 10:50amWelcome Address by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode
10:50am to 11amGoodwill Message from Mr. Ronald Kayanja, Director, United Nations Information Centre
11:00am to 11:10amFirst Round – Debate Session on The Not Too Young Run Law will get more Young People into Leadership Positions in Nigeria. Yes or No?
11:10am to 11:40pmPanel Session of the Deputy Governor and the Keynote Speaker
11:40pm to 11:50pm37 Year Old Rotimi Williams, Founder of Kereksuk Farms {2nd Largest Rice Farm in Nigeria by Land Size}
11:55pm to 12:05pm32 Year Old Ola Brown, Founder Of Flying Doctors Nigeria, West Africa’s First Air Ambulance Service
12:10pm to 12:20pmSecond and Final Round – Debate Session on The Not Too Young Run Law will get more Young People into Leadership Positions in Nigeria. Yes or No?
12:25pm to 12:35pm39 Year Old Akin Oyebode, Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund {A N25 Billion Naira Fund}
12:40pm to 12:50pm37 Year Old Folarin Falana, Entertainment Entrepreneur & Active Citizen
12:55pm to 1:05pmInteractive Session with His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State
1:10pm to 2:10pmPanel Interactive Session
2:15pmClosing Remarks, Announcement of Debate Winners, Presentation of Prizes
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Media Partners

  • Thesheet.ng
  • Trace Urban
  • The Guardian
  • Naij.com
  • Lagos Traffic Radio
  • Lagos Television
  • Bella Naija

 

Email or call us if you have questions – rise@risenetworks.org +234 (0) 706 054 5017 +234 (0) 706 054 5018

ABOUT RISE NETWORKS

RISE NETWORKS, Nigeria’s leading Social Enterprise whose mandate focuses on using Tech Innovation to create advocacy, skills empowerment and learning opportunities for the inclusive growth of Youth with the core objective of preparing them for effective Value Based Leadership at all levels in the Public, Private and Social Sectors. Our Strategic focus is hinged on advancing vital human capital Development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation within Sub Saharan Africa.