New Media & Voice: People, Action & Hashtags
Nigeria’s civic space is evolving with the application of new technologies and methods to strengthen advocacy and foster active citizenship. The rise of new media has also impacted on new organisations that are reaching out to citizens to demand accountability from the government with results. These organisations such as EIE Nigeria, BudgIT, Paradigm Initiative have effectively used digital media to drive social impact, creating societal change across different contexts.
Leveraging on its early success as a movement that transformed into an organisation, EiE Nigeria, partnered with Shehu Musa Yar’adua to host the maiden event of the New Media and Governance Conference in 2012 which focused on new tools and trends. BudgIT, Paradigm Initiative, Co-Creation Hub and several budding civic-tech organisations made presentations at the event, sparking conversations and partnerships.