Driving Awareness and Building Local Capacity for Global Opportunities

Eket Tech Day 2023 marked a significant milestone in the technological advancement of Eket, Nigeria, as it brought together a diverse array of stakeholders, ranging from industry experts to students, to celebrate innovation, foster collaboration, and empower the local tech ecosystem. The event, held on 24th June, 2023 at Royalty Hotel, was organized by the esteemed Fhenix Africa in collaboration with key partners such as Aniedi Udobong(Program manager,Google) BSW (Beyond School Walls), Africinnovate, Kodehauz, and Automagic. The theme, "Driving Awareness and Building Local Capacity for Global Competence," underscored the importance of equipping individuals and With a total of 643 attendees, including curious adults and eager high school students, the event proved to be a melting pot of ideas, experiences, and aspirations.

Throughout the day, attendees had the opportunity to participate in interactive panel sessions and talks covering a wide range of topics, including digital literacy, entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, and sustainable development. These sessions facilitated meaningful discussions and provided attendees with actionable insights and strategies to address key challenges and opportunities within the tech ecosystem.

"For Nigeria to catch-up in technology, we need a leap and this starts with awareness. That is the reason for Eket Tech Day, This event holds the key for exploring global opportunities"

Hon. Akaninyene tommy, Chairman Eket l.g.a

Key Speakers:

Mrs. Emem Eno (Founder, Beyond School Walls): Mrs. Emem Eno's passionate advocacy for female inclusion in technology shed light on the importance of gender diversity in the tech sector, inspiring women and girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Aniedi Udoobong (Program Manager, Google): Aniedi Udoobong's insights into emerging trends and innovations within the tech industry provided attendees with valuable industry perspectives and inspired them to embrace new technologies.

Engr. Aniebiet Udoh (Founder, Kodehauz): With over 31 years of experience in coding across various languages, Engr. Aniebiet Udoh shared his wealth of knowledge and expertise, serving as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring coders and tech enthusiasts.

The presence of the Chairman of Eket Local Government Area and the paramount ruler of Eket further underscored the event's significance and the local government's commitment to supporting the tech community. The Chairman's pledge to implement programs aimed at teaching coding and non-coding skills in schools highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships in driving tech education and innovation at the grassroots level.

Diverse Audience Engagement: The event attracted a diverse audience, including students from high schools in Eket, as well as students from prestigious academic institutions such as Akwa Ibom State University, University of Uyo, and Heritage Polytechnic. This diverse mix of attendees underscored the broad reach and impact of the event within the local academic community, providing a platform for knowledge exchange and networking among students, educators, and industry professionals.