A 4-day Digital Security Awareness training programme, organized by Co-Creation Hub, CcHUB, a Lagos-based private company, for the staff of TELL Communications Limited, publishers of TELL magazine has ended in Lagos.
The programme, sponsored by Ford Foundation was tagged “Digital Security Assessment for Civil Societies and Media Organisations”.
Habeeb Adebisi, Digital Security Analyst at CcHub, took the staff through the basics of digital security awareness, highlighting the dangers of not being security conscious in the digital space.
Adebisi advised that in the event of any issue of hacking into the company’s website, or work tools, efforts should be made without delay to publish a disclaimer.
He further explained that the digital awareness programme was meant for West African countries with a focus on Nigeria and Ghana for a start.
CcHUB, on April 11 launched its Design Lab Fellowship, a six-month immersive training programme for recent graduates seeking to address some of Africa’s complex problems through design-inspired innovations. The Design Lab was launched earlier this year by a Nigerian investor who committed $10 million to the project.
The launch, which was graced by Rwanda’s Minister for ICT & Innovation, Paula Ingabire is expected to run from July to December 2019. It will feature courses and projects aimed at incorporating human-centered design (HCD) thinking – a framework that involves human perspectives in all steps of the problem-solving process, into how public agencies and corporate organisations solve problems.
The company says this will be done through exploiting technology to improve services, products, and processes, and building partnerships and relationships to collaboratively solve significant social and business challenges.
Participants are expected to spend time in-between the new lab, communities and partner organisation offices to work on real-life projects and programmes aimed at influencing better outcomes.
According to the management of the CcHUB Design Lab, prior experience in HCD is not a necessary requirement for consideration for the Fellowship. Graduates of any discipline are encouraged to apply.
Since the launch of CcHUB Design Lab in February, this is the first Fellowship designed to further deepen its mission to support Africa’s growing tech sector.
By becoming a creative space with a multidisciplinary team of product designers and engineers collaborating with scientists and stakeholders, the Design Lab is exploring the application of emerging technologies that will solve Africa’s systemic problems.
Application for the CcHUB Design Fellowship 2019 in Kigali is now open for students and emerging design professionals.