Paradigm Initiative to Host Hybrid Festival in Senegal
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Paradigm Initiative to Host Hybrid Festival in Senegal

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 30, 2021

The PIN festival is a celebration for accomplishing digital inclusion and digital rights program that provides digital opportunities to young Africans.

FREMONT, CA: Social enterprise Paradigm Initiative (PIN) hosted a hybrid festival in Senegal from September 20-23, 2021. The festival was aimed at government ministers, permanent secretaries, heads of human rights commissions, and other related agencies, members of parliament, private sector leaders, particularly in the tech industry, civil society organizations, religious and cultural leaders, academics, media organizations, journalists and the general public.

Attendees could expect to see PIN's new office opening and the LIFE initiative in Senegal throughout the four-day event. They will also be treated to a box set release of various papers and projects focusing on Data Protection, Londa, Digital Security, Health Surveillance, and Focus.

PIN seeks to link underserved young Africans to digital opportunities while also ensuring that their rights are protected. Through their digital inclusion and digital rights program, they strive to connect African youth with improved livelihoods in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and everywhere else.

The PIN Festival- Senegal is a celebration of all their triumphs accomplished between 2020 and 2021 by the team and the support of partners in promoting digital inclusion and defending digital rights at a time when it matters the most.

The PIN Festival celebrates PIN's behind-the-scenes efforts to improve digital rights and inclusion in Africa during the COVID-19 term. Without a doubt, the COVID-19 epidemic caused numerous threats to human rights both online and offline, as well as numerous interruptions to the workplace, as many organizations were forced to change their plans and programs. Ironically, the pandemic served as a much-needed wake-up call, emphasizing the value of technology and reaffirming the need for PIN.

PIN will also hold a Digital Rights Academy geared at Francophone nations to develop the capacity of new digital rights defenders and provide a venue for conversations, networking, and mapping action plan to improve digital rights and inclusion in Africa.

Speaking about the festival, Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu, Chief Operating Officer at Paradigm Initiative said, “the team is excited about the Senegal festival. It is going to be a celebration and a great opportunity to highlight the great work we do at PIN in advocating for digital rights and inclusion within Africa.”