June – Last Month of H1

June has been a vibrant month filled with productive engagements, workshops, and collaborative visits. As we embrace the new month, let’s look back at the significant activities that have shaped our journey in the last month of H1.

Zainpay Academy Visit

We kicked off the month with an insightful visit to Beta Stack’s Zainpay Academy on June 11th, where we explored opportunities for collaboration with software developers. Zainpay Academy, known for its innovative solutions, introduced us to their system designed to streamline the disbursement of payments and scheduling on a single platform. The visit opened doors for potential partnerships and enhancements in our operational processes.

Online Stakeholders Engagement Session on the Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs (DSE) Course

Also on June 11th, we were invited to the online stakeholders engagement session focused on the Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs (DSE) course. This session proved to be highly impactful, with over 100 stakeholders participating and staying engaged throughout the proceedings. The discussion centered around improving digital literacy for entrepreneurs and gathering feedback to refine the DSE course.

Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs (DSE) Course – Validation and Contextualisation Workshop

From June 24th to 28th, we participated in the DSE Course Validation and Contextualisation Workshop. This event was dedicated to validating and contextualizing the curriculum for the Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs course, particularly focusing on women and youth-owned MSMEs. Key objectives included:

  • Co-creating the DSE training course and methodology with stakeholders.
  • Reviewing and validating the curriculum to improve digital literacy and skills for MSMEs.
  • Aligning the curriculum with Nigerian industry standards and digital trends.
  • Establishing a state-based steering community to support the rollout of the DSE course.

The workshop successfully produced validated, user-centered training formats, enhancing women’s skills in using digital solutions for their economic activities.

The Watch Party by Config, Hosted by Friends of Figma Kano

We closed the month with the highly anticipated Watch Party by Config on June 29th. Hosted by Friends of Figma Kano at eHealth Africa, this conference brought together the brightest minds in design and development. Over two days, attendees delved into the latest trends, tools, and techniques in collaboration, prototyping, and design systems. Participants also had the opportunity to receive exclusive Figma and Config swag, adding an exciting touch to the event.

WISH Community’s Inspiring Fireside Chat

On the same day, we were invited to the WISH Community’s Fireside Chat at Milestones and Memories. This inspiring event featured the founders of the WISH Society sharing their vision, challenges, and triumphs. It was a unique opportunity to connect with their journey, blending creativity and passion, and offering insights into building impactful community initiatives.

We look forward to continuing our journey together and achieving more milestones in H2.