Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Women in Post Nigeria

Published on May 24, 2021 um 14:26

Explain your idea in details:

The Objective of WOMEN IN POST-NG program is to provide challenging opportunities for talented ladies from local areas in Nigeria to gain practical insights and education into the operational environment of media and broadcasting. This project, which will be carried out twice every year (April & September) is about finding 50 (fifty) young ladies between the ages of 17-30, who are passionate about the media space. The Program is designed to provide an enriching experience characterized by measurable on-the-job internship, designed to help them succeed in their chosen division. The divisions include Camera operations, TV/Film producing, and post-production (video editing & motion graphics). It is an avenue to develop leadership traits in young female individuals and assist them in realizing their potentials. They'll work on client projects, develop technical skills and experience a vibrant culture & ethics from industry professionals. Our core desire of is to see these young women gain a lively-hood using the creative arts as a vehicle to reach their potentials. We also want to stir up the interest in the minds of the female demography of Nigeria in the technical areas of media and entertainment. We will engage facilitators of which 80% will be women, to train 100 ladies bi-annually, our activities process include; 1) Define requirements and registration for prospective trainees in host communities 1) Organize Press Conference at LCDA for proper awareness 2) Commence one (1) month training with facilitators 3) Career & business talk with industry professional and entrepreneurial coaches 3) Giveback: give out ten (10) cameras and ten (10) laptops to outstanding students 4) Giveback: internship opportunity for ten (10) outstanding community graduates Our innovative approach is to link all trainees with industry experts, learning a great deal about the media & broadcast industry and how we do business.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

This project an Equip & Grow project using the "Graduation model" it allows us to, equip and develop young creatives who have chosen a career in the Nigerian creative industry by providing career development trainings and mentorship to emerging media talents, and provide them the opportunity for future growth into internships and community programs. Our trainees are assigned to our practice and non-practice divisions based on their areas of interest to these unit. They work with our seasoned experienced professionals across these various units and divisions. Upon graduating, our successful trainees are scooped up by our participating internship companies based on their classroom evaluation and one (1) month internship assessment. We aspire to build a long-term relationship between participating companies and the interns for potential full-time employment in the future. During this internship program, interns would be exposed to the inner works of the Television Production world to provide real work experience. This cuts across the different units involved in Television Production. Interns will be paired up with Unit heads into the categories of their choice to set them up for success and provide them with insights needed to thrive in their craft. This is a paid internship. Thus, high performing interns would be hired immediately and placed on subsequent Television Production projects.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Why should we empower women? Empowerment is one of the main procedural concerns when addressing human rights and development. Womens empowerment and achieving gender equality is essential for our society to ensure the sustainable development of the country. Why is it important to educate a girl child? Economic independence and empowerment will come when we educate the girl child. Improved life: Educating of the girl child helps in the improvement of a good life Improved health: Educated girls bring an awareness of the important of hygiene and health. Through education, they can lead a healthy lifestyle. We have adopted the 4 component of Brac Organizations "Graduation model". This enables us to run the project with processes such as: Skills Training: Managing the Asset Coaching: Life skills, Accountability & Encouragement Saving's Promotion: Access to saving account's Safety nets: Cash & Equipment Support The reason we have adopted Brac's Business Model is because it has achieved so much, it Constantly tested, measured, and modified its solutions in order to maximize its effectiveness in solving povertyfrom the very beginning. Its microfinance program targets the poorest of the poor, and adapts for the varied local contexts in which BRAC works in. We plan to get our financing from donors, grants, NGOs and organizations that support the empowerment of the girl child and women. Our Collaborators include Executive Donors, Project Managers: The Women In Post-NG Team determines requirements, brings in appropriate resources (faculty, students materials) oversees review, training and logistics. Project beneficiaries: host communities Our functional teams include: The facilitators, local volunteer Other resources include production equipments, laptops, projectors, printers, stationery and certificates

Your profile

I was born in 1982, 26th of February in a place called Surulere, Lagos, the south-western part of Nigeria, the first of two male children. My father (late) was an Officer in the Nigerian Customs Service while my mother (late) was a chef. So, yes, I grew up around some privileges in the 80's and attended the prominent Unity schools of that era, so I and was exposed to media and entertainment. In 2009, I won a six (6) months scholarship from Samsung Nigeria to study Creative and New-media at the School of Media and Communication of the prestigious Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria; I majored in Video Editing, and here I was trained by a female facilitator; Mrs. Ododo-Osagie, who later became my boss. She employed into the company she worked for and this propelled my career I learnt a lot of qualities in the video editing field, working with three (3) ladies as my bosses, they taught me patience, attention to details and digging deep to create. Every single woman I have worked with as producers, camera operators and editors have shown these qualities. Having grown in the industry, I find the representation of women less than men and this bothers me a lot. In 2014, I won another scholarship through NDDC (Niger Delta Development Commission) to study Directing/Filmmaking at Del-York Academy (an offshoot of New-York Film Academy). and I have seen the benefits of trainings sponsored by organizations in Nigeria. I am currently an Alumni of the Tony Elumelu Foundation 2015, and I have since gone ahead to set up my own post-production company which employs 50% women some of which will be facilitators on this project.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage, planning stage

Media Training of youths in Ayobo LCDA, Lagos Nigeria

Graphics Design Training Conference

Training a group of young female creatives in film making

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