Anambra Unveils Plans For 2018 Digipreneur Week
Anambra state government has announced plans for 2018 digipreneur week, titled ‘The Next Level’.
According to the state government, the DigitalPRwire will be the official media partner and it will be supported by TechEconomy.ng.
Anambra state commissioner for youth empowerment and creative economy, Hon. Bonaventure Enemali revealed that the three days event is to empower the youth and develop them in line with their various skills and talents.
“This is part of what we do here because it is creativity.
“We are going to develop the youth in line with their skills and talents.”
Speaking on the event, the senior special assistant on youth development and digital entrepreneurship to the Governor, who doubles as the event host said the event will expose the participants to unlimited opportunities in the cyberspace and improve their capacity in digital skills and encourage effective use of the internet.
“The event will bring together different stakeholders to brainstorm on new innovations and way forward while exposing the participants to unlimited opportunities in the cyberspace, improve their capacity in digital skills, encourage effective use of the internet and show the world the strength of Digipreneurs within and around Anambra State.
“Renowned experts in Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as trainers from DigitalPRWire, DigitalAfrica, Digipreneur.xyz and Faith Foundation have all indicated interest to be part of DPWeek2018.
“YouthTV, an initiative of the Anambra State Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, headed by Hon. Bonaventure Enemali, will be launched at DPWeek2018. YouthTV is aimed at showcasing the capacity and creativity of the young African with Anambra as the focus State.”
Also commenting on the event, the Founder of DigitalPRWire and KairoswebTV, Celestine Achi, said:
“It is heartwarming that Anambra State Government is taking the lead in this region in several areas including ICT.
“The Government recognises the contribution of the ICT sector to the growth of the economy.
“Currently ICT is contributing close to 10 percent to the national GDP which is quite substantial and the State stand in a vintage to gain from its investment on the youths.
“DigitalPRWire is happy to associate with the State on Digipreneurs Week 2018 which we believe will afford the State opportunity to understand the areas the digital entrepreneurs need assistance and how to empower them. Through our digital platforms, we intend to help deliver visibility and awareness through our extensive network of publishing sites and empower the youths with digital platforms.”
The Editor of TechEconomy.ng Peter Oluka, applauded Digipreneurs initiative as a credible platform to even expose startups in the State to media presence.
“We encourage young people in the State to embrace this opportunity and align their programmes towards leveraging digital space to better their worth,” he said.
Digipreneur Week, formerly known as Social Media Hangout, was Launched in Awka, Anambra State in 2016, it is a three days convergence through (9th to 11th ) July for the best brains in digital entrepreneurship covering Exhibition, Networking, Training, Summit and Hangout.