Civic Media Lab is launched
The Civic Media Lab will act as an interdisciplinary research laboratory devoted to projects ranging from technology, multimedia to science, art and design. Individuals with academic backgrounds and qualifications from different fields will converge with the common goal of intensive research on different topics with the aim of producing ground breaking and innovative results that can improve the digital state of the country and put Nigeria on the world map.
The Civic Media Lab will also hold workshops for interested participants and passionate Nigerians who are interested in bringing about innovation through design and research.
Civic Media Lab will double as a base for Civic Hub, Africa’s first civic technology accelerator, for its technological and research activities in the country with the aim of using innovative and inventive means of applying civic technology to everyday problems and acquiring positive results. This has been seriously deficient in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
The Lab will strive to increase development, interest and awareness in civic technology and digital innovations. The motivating thought process is that a technically and digitally empowered citizenship will eventually lead to a digitally powerful and advanced nation.