Take this three question quick quiz:
1. Does your work and interests include how information and
communication technology (ICTs) can be used to promote social change?
2. Do you use or champion innovative uses of ICTs to work or network more efficiently?
3. Do you work in an organization whose mission includes social or economic development?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might want to
consider participating in this online mentoring program for women in
Nigeria. Over the past three years, I have a couple of opportunities
to be a virtual technology mentor to other women in remote parts of the
world. This can be a really rewarding experience. That's why I'm
passing this mentoring opportunity to work with women in Nigeria.
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is looking for
mentors to participate in its Networking for Success project. The
Networking for Success project is targeted at Nigerian women working in
NGOs, and other social development and change-oriented programs, who
are seeking to use technology to advance the work of their
organizations and programs.
The project is aimed at demonstrating and guiding women to work more
efficiently using tools that support more collaborative information
building and sharing techniques. The tools used will include (but not
limited to) a combination of Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, wikis,
podcasts and social bookmarking tools. The project, which will last for
3 months, will run from May to July 2008.
Over a period of 3 months, through weekly themed online discussions,
mentors will facilitate discussions between the participants on
strategies of applying a variety of ICTs to their work, particularly
within development organizations/initiatives. This online mentoring
will complement face-to-face workshops to be held in Lagos, Nigeria.
If you are interested in participating or finding out more about this
project, please contact Oreoluwa Somolu at firstname.lastname@example.org. If
you are interested in participating, include a few lines about yourself
and your professional background (include your website or blog URL if
you have one) and send by Sunday, April 27, 2008. You can learn more
about the Women'sTechnology Empowerment Centre here.
Beth Kanter, BlogHer CE for Nonprofits and Social Change, writes Beth's Blog.
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