As Nigerian Youths will be joining Youths from other parts of the world to celebrate the United Nations International Youth Day 2014, a day set aside to encourage both Member States and the general public to understand the needs of young people, to implement policies to help them overcome the challenges they face, and to help young people into the decision-making process, it is important for us as Nigerian Youths to reflect on the Nigerian society and see if the policies implemented by our public office holders have in any way helped us to overcome our everyday challenges.
RISE NETWORKS is an institution passionately dedicated to assisting Youths to express and achieve their highest feats in idea building, education advancement and wholesome human development. The 2014 United Nations International Youth Day Event in Nigeria is organized by Rise Networks to critically analyze the challenges faced by Nigeria’s Youth and speak to the current realities that affect their mental state of wellbeing.
This spectacular 3 part Youth Celebration will feature:
1. An Art and Photo Exhibition
2. A Satirical Stage Play conveyed through a theatrical performance that speaks to the current realities of the Youth in today’s Nigeria by the Crown Troupe of Africa
3. An Inter-generational Dialogue on ENTREPRENEURSHIP + EDUCATION + SECURITY + QUALITY OF GOVERNANCE
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
SENATOR LIYEL IMOKE (CON) – Executive Governor of Cross River State
CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mrs FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA – MD/CEO Famfa Oil & Rose of Sharon Group
COMRADE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE (CON) – Executive Governor of Edo State
DR. EMMANUEL UDUAGHAN (CON) – Executive Governor of Delta State
CHIEF EMEKA WOGU (CON) – Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity
DR. JOE OKEI ODUMAKIN – Executive Director, Campaign for Democracy
KATE HENSHAW — Leading Nollywood Actress and Entrepreneur
JIMI AGBAJE (OON) – Chairman JayKay Pharmacy Limited
FESTUS KEYAMO Esq. – Lawyer / Human Rights Activist
The Details of the Event are as follows:
Venue – Main Auditorium, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
Date – Wednesday, 27th August 2014
Time – 10am
THIS IS A FREE AND OPEN EVENT!
The Official Twitter Hashtag for this Event is – #RISEUNIYD2014
ABOUT RISE NETWORKS
RISE Networks is a Leading Social Enterprise with a deliberate interest in Technology and its relevance to Youth and Education Development across Africa. Our Operational Framework embodies 4 inter-related delivery channels which include Youth and Education Development hinged on Innovation and Technology, Capacity Building on Youth Inclusion, Job Access and Thought Leadership, Product Based Research, Content Creation, Sharing and Management and Project Management and Consulting Responsibilities along the lines of our core areas of expertise.