AfricaNXT 2022 AfricaNXT 2022
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UNDERSTANDING GEN Z: FUTURISTIC INSIGHTS FOR CIVIC TECH ORGANISATIONS

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FutureNow Stage Innovation Pavilion

Gusi Tobby
Girl Hub Africa, Executive Director

Agusi Nazaar is an entrepreneur whose passion for humanitarian services led her to create *Girlhub Africa* one of the fastest-growing female volunteering networks in Africa.
She is very passionate about creating more opportunities for African women and also a significant (youth) voice on issues of national concern.

Obinna Osisiogu
WeVote, Convener

Obinna Osisiogu is the Convener WeVote and Executive Director of ACE Centre (Advocacy for Civic Engagement), a youth-led NGO working through the WeVote initiative to encourage voter participation. An intellectual property strategist and consultant, he routinely represents and advises several local and international clients in diverse commercial transactions and matters relating to intellectual property, innovation and technology

Gabriel Okeowo
BudgIT Foundation, Principal Lead/CEO

Gabriel Okeowo is the Principal Lead/CEO at BudgIT, a civic organisation that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement, to facilitate societal change. Gabriel is a social development professional with over 13 years of progressive experience in the NGO sector. His background is in behavioural science and he has an advanced degree in Project Development and Implementation. He also possesses skills and Certification in Data Processing and Management Information System (DPMIS).

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Future Africa, Founder & General Partner

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is the Founder & General Partner, Future Africa. He is passionate about partnering with missionary talent and capital to build an African future. 

Adetola Onayemi
Norebase, Chief Executive Officer

Adetola Onayemi serves as Chief Executive Officer of Norebase, a company building the digital infrastructure that empowers businesses to start, scale and operate in any African country. He formerly served as Assistant Chief Negotiator for Nigeria & Head, Trade Remedies at the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), where he led portions of the technical negotiations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement - an agreement that makes Africa one market for trade and services. He was also co-founder and General Counsel at Future Africa, an early-stage venture fund that invests in mission-driven founders turning Africa’s most difficult challenges into global businesses. He is one of Africa’s top technology lawyers and has advised over 100 businesses in and outside Africa.


In October 2020, Nigerian youths staged a series of nationwide peaceful protests for 12 days –an affirmation of young citizens’ democratic and constitutional right to peaceful assembly as well as freedom of association. The protests had a snowball effect on the consciousness of citizens, especially young people, who become increasingly active in demanding quality services across other sectors.

The emergence of these active citizens, particularly Gen Zs, have important implications for reforms across all sectors. Citizens, leaders and most importantly, civic tech organisations need to pay attention to major trends shaping this call for a better governed country.

Gen Zs in Nigeria have been tagged the “SòròSókè” generation which simply means “SPEAK UP”. This group of young individuals born between 1997 and 2015 embody traits that are sure to shape our collective future in the coming decades. In 2021 they are 6 - 24 years old but in 2031 (next 10 years), they will be 16 - 34 years old. Most will then  be of voting age and own an incredible opportunity to shape the 2031 elections as awareness and engagement increases in 2023 and 2027.
What a potential turning point this would be for Nigeria if we set the agenda today!

An in depth look into the correlations and trends that are present within Gen Zs will reveal key insights civic tech organisations can leverage to grow in their endeavours and continue expanding their reach with the next generation of leaders, trailblazers and visionaries.

Through this session, we seek to explore the trends among Gen Zs that makes them a potentially indomitable force in birthing a new Nigeria and how Civic Tech organisations can harness this force in creating mechanisms that empower young people in their demand for good governance.

Key Take-Out

Attendees will leave the session with a broader perspective of how and what young people think about governance. And how Civic Tech organisations can tap into their strengths and traits to create solutions that empower, inspire and unite them in their demand for good governance and active engagement in civic duties.


                          This session is hosted by Enough is Enough Nigeria


Attendees (33)

Benazir Hilali
Benazir Hilali
Axle International, Co-founder, CEO
Ukemeabasi Esiet
Ukemeabasi Esiet
Action Health Inc, New Media Officer
Akindeji Aromaye
Akindeji Aromaye
EiE Nigeria
Victor Onyekere
Victor Onyekere
Talemia, Co-founder+Head of Growth
BO
Bukonla Osokoya
ISN, Customer Support Specialist
WillFran Consulting
WillFran Consulting
WillFran Consulting, Research
Phillips Oluwasegun
Phillips Oluwasegun
Enough is Enough Nigeria, IT Lead/Creative Associate
Samuel Obafemi
Samuel Obafemi
The Q Company, Chief Creative Director
Catherine Sutherland
Catherine Sutherland
Envision, Founder
Gemma is Isegen
Gemma is Isegen
LTEWG Podcast, writer
UA
Uchenna Aku
Dochase, Team Lead, BD
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