This week, I am participating in the Networking for Success Project as one of the two mentors. There are different mentors assigned to each week through this summer, helping to facilitate education and discussion around technology and communication tools for Nigerian women working to leverage web 2.0 in their work.
Networking for Success is a project of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), which will teach women how to use Web 2.0 tools and other ICTs to effectively develop and advance their work. Participants will learn how to use these tools to initiate and manage projects; as well as identify networking opportunities with other organisations. This project builds upon the work of the Blogs for African Women (BAWo) initiative; an earlier project aimed at introducing blogging to young Nigerian girls.
This week, our topic is ‘How Social Media Can Help Nonprofits’ and I invite you to visit the blog to comment on my first post for this week to help ignite conversation with the program’s participants. I will post again tomorrow and the women will begin commenting and posting their own thoughts later in the week. I’d love to have you join the conversation!