Nyok|20 December 2018
It is exactly a week CrowdPol facilitated The Convergence 2018 conference organised by Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA AFRICA) and the Not Too Young to Run, Nigeria’s biggest and most successful youth movement in contemporary times.
The event which held between 10th and 12th December 2018 recorded the attendance of over four hundred candidates polled from the 91 political parties ready to partake actively in the forthcoming 2019 general elections in Nigeria.
The event which had an illustrious array of speakers, facilitators and resource persons including development partners, young lawmakers from both Nigeria and other African countries, civil society organisations, academics, professionals, etc saw CrowdPol featuring prominently in two sessions.
|Mr Johnson Ibiang addressing the audience at The Convergence 2018 conference|
|Johnson Ibiang, CrowdPol’s Director of Strategy and Partnership|
While addressing the youthful candidates both at Ibeto Hotel and Barcelona Hotel all in Abuja, Mr Johnson Ibiang, CrowdPol’s Director of Strategy and Partnership talked on election funding for first timers and young candidates.
Ibiang on Monday 11th December emphasised to the audience that a strategy to funding political campaigns by candidates is showing the electorates that the funding is not to drive a selfish aspiration but, an ambition they are integrally involved in.
His words, ‘When mobilising funds for campaign, you don’t ask people to fund you, you ask them to fund their constituency’.
The Convergence 2018 comprised 400 Young Candidates, 30 Speakers, 12 Panel sessions and 6 Master Classes.
CrowdPol is a digital platform that mobilises offline action around the ideas that matters most to people. In The Convergence 2018, CrowdPol concentrated more on crowdfunding.
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Efio-Ita Nyok is the Blogger-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of NEGROIDHAVEN