Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Facebook Launches First Hub Space in Africa in Lagos



PRESS RELEASE

In Partnership with CcHub, Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its First Hub Space in Africa

FLTR: Ime Archibong, VP Partnerships at Facebook; Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director Facebook Africa; Bosun Tijani, CEO CcHub; Ebele Okobi, Head of Public Policy Africa Facebook; Emeka Afigbo, Head Developer Programs Facebook; Ari Kesisoglu, Regional Director Middle East, Turkey and Africa Facebook.

The launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 22, 2018/ -- As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria, the launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas.

With creativity and excellence existing across all of Nigeria, Facebook also announced partnerships with seven other hubs across the country including in Abuja (Ventures Platform), Jos (nHub), Kaduna (Colab Hub), Kano (DI Hub), Uyo (Start Innovation Hub), Enugu (Roar Hub) and Port Harcourt (Ken Saro Wiwa Hub). These will serve as centres of excellence and will feature dedicated Facebook spaces, where many of Facebook’s training sessions will take place, and a space where creatives and developers can book to help them advance their skills.

Featuring bespoke works of art from local artists in Nigeria, the NG_Hub space, which includes workspaces, meeting rooms, games and chill out room, an event space and a well catered café, will also be the focal point for a number of training programmes. Aimed at attracting the best talent and driving innovation in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem, these are all designed to equip Nigerian SMEs, tech entrepreneurs and the next generation of leaders to better understand and utilise the power of digital tools for economic growth. Training programmes include:

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