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Seismonaut are quite advanced in setting up conferences and do it several times every year. In our Seismonaut Africa branch we are setting up a Social Media Conference in Abuja which focus on the use of these digital platforms and how to utilize the potential that lies in social media. Also we put focus on jounalism and how digital media and social media can contribute to even better journalism. You can sign up for the conference right here.

Here is a bit more info on the conference. 

Nigeria has more than 170 million inhabitants, and of them:

  • Over 50 million have access to the internet
  • 100 million have a mobile phone
  • 6 million are on Facebook
  • 1 million use Twitter...

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Have you ever wondered how foreigners experience Nigeria on their first trip to the country? If yes, then this is the blog to follow in the next few weeks.

My name is Lars and I have been employed as a Business Development Manager in Seismonaut Africa since July 2011. Up until now, I have been working from Seismonaut's offices in Denmark, but in the next two weeks I will be visiting our offices in Abuja, Nigeria for the first time. I will  be blogging on Seismonaut Africa's website to keep you updated on my experiences.

Abuja by night 2

February 22, 2012 - Day 1

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Have you ever wondered how foreigners experience Nigeria on their first trip to the country? If yes, then this is the blog to follow in the next few weeks.

Day 5 - Real Nigeria

February 26, 2012 - Day 5

Today has offered a few experiences of how life is in "the real Nigeria". By the real Nigeria, I mean the Nigeria that is not necessarily found in the centre of the large cities or inside a fancy hotel - not that there's anything wrong with either one! I mean the Nigeria that gives you experiences, you did not expect and widens your horizon just a little. And that is exactly what today has done for me.

My day begun at 7 A...

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Have you ever wondered how foreigners experience Nigeria on their first trip to the country? If yes, then this is the blog to follow in the next few weeks.

Day 6 and 7

February 27-28, 2012 - Day 6 and 7

Cultural differences is something, you will experience on any travel outside your own country. Some differences are small and unimportant, while others seem large and incomprehensive until you learn to manage in the new environment. Seeing that my trip to Nigeria will only last two weeks, I am able to spot these differences, at times be annoyed with them - but rarely fully understand why things work the way, they do.

One ex...

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Business Development Manager, Lars Nørgaard's travel to Nigeria has now come to an end. In this last blog post, he reflects on his experiences in Nigeria

Day 8 and 9

February 29 - March 1, 2012 - Day 8 and 9

As my travel to Nigeria approaches its last days, I am now able to look back on 1½ weeks of interesting experiences, hectic moments and thought-provoking observations. Nigeria is without a doubt a growth country. It is also a country where much money is found - but, unfortunately, the wealth is only divided between very few people. As a consequence, Nigeria has a very weird division between rich and poor and there are problems in their everyda...

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The New Media and Governance was the first of it's kind in Africa. Jonas was invited to give a keynote at the conference.

The conference focused on how new (especially social) media can improve a more digital and open government and how to create more transparency. And lastly how civil society can be engaged through these new tools.

The two-day conference was held in the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation Centre in Abuja, Nigeria. The participants were a mix of public and private stakeholders and several NGO's. The Minister of Technology Communication and The Minister of Youth Development gave their views on how to...

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