In furtherance of the drive to see an all inclusive embrace and sustained drive in advocacy work for a free and unhindered access to the Internet and an active participation in the process of creation and review of policies that affect the use of the Internet among stakeholders, Paridigm Initiative Nigeria continues with the train of its Internet Policy Training this time berthing in Lagos to serve the South West states of Nigeria.
The training, which is coming at a time when the nation is witnessing an increased Internet drive amongst the populace and when various events are shaping the way the Internet is being used and vise versa is holding between June 9-11, 2015 in Lagos.
This South West edition follows five other sessions previously organised,the first of which was held in Lagos in December 2013 subsequently followed by the South-South edition held in Benin, the South East edition held in Enugu in June 2014, the North Central edition held in Abuja in August 2014 and the North West edition held in Kaduna in March 2015.
The training which features a rich line up of faculty members drawn from the ICT space such as the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria Mr Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director of The Media Rights Agenda Edet Ojo and Ronald Kakembo, a digital security expert with Front Line Defenders aims at discussing a number of topics which includes; Internet Infrastructure and Main Actors, ICT Policy in Nigeria, Internet Policy and Regulation amongst several other topics.
Participants attending the 3-day session are drawn from a wide different sectors that rely heavily on the use of the Internet for their work for Human Rights and information dissemination namely the media, civil society organisations and NGOs. The training which kicked off on Tuesday ends tomorrow.