Facebook has opened NG_Hub, the principal flagship community hub space in Africa, in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. The organization teamed up with the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) to achieve the point of reference on Tuesday, 22 May 2018.
As a feature of the unveiling, Facebook wants to have engineers, start-ups, and the wider tech community crosswise over Nigeria in a weeklong grandstand of the multi-faceted space that it expectations will animate community collaboration, learning, and idea exchanges.
“Technology provides expansive opportunities to engage young, creative and resourceful Nigerians, especially, in delivering solutions to challenges across communities here in Nigeria,” Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Vice President of Partnerships said at the launch on Tuesday.
He added that Facebook’s mission is to build community and bring the world closer together.
“NG_Hub provides that physical space that will serve as a centre of learning and skills development in Lagos, and I am excited about the possibilities that this will create,” he said.
Facebook additionally declared partnerships with seven different hubs the nation over. The hubs incorporate Ventures Platform (Abuja); nHub (Jos); Colab Hub (Kaduna); DI Hub (Kano); Start Innovation Hub (Uyo); Roar Hub (Enugu); and Ken Saro Wiwa Hub (Port Harcourt).
The selected hubs will highlight devoted Facebook spaces, where a large number of Facebook’s training sessions will happen, and space where individuals with imaginative personalities and engineers can book to enable them to advance their skills.
“Our aim has dependably been to give a viable platform to creatives and pioneers to express their ability and make answers for the bunch of social and economic challenges looked by nations over the landmass,” Bosun Tijani, organizer and CEO of CcHub said. “Partnering with Facebook on NG_Hub enables us to achieve our objectives at scale and have the coveted effect in the tech ecosystem here in Lagos.”
Other events planned for the unveiling include community roundtable, DevC meetup; VC and Policy Roundtable; She Means Business and Women in Tech; SME Boost Your Business Training; Facebook and Instagram for Creatives; and Fintech SMB Training.