We believe that long-term mentoring is fundamental to achieve sustainability. With this in mind, we have created the TechHouse, which provides a space for NGOs to network, discuss ideas and familiarise themselves with technological solutions. GeoA provides "burst trainings" –a terminology taken from the gym, which are intense two-hours sessions led by local trainers where participants develop highly useful and specific tech-skills. Past and ongoing trainings cover a range of tools including podcasting, facebook analytics, digital security and empowering women to become online content creators.
In order to help overcome the digital gender divide, GeoA is currently providing training to 15 female coders. The trainings are delivered by two of Nger's top coders, Latifa Hyari and Nathan Adahou. Trainings are complemented with mentoring sessions from our IT advisors, such as Jordi Baylina.
"The GeoA trainings have shown us that the internet has incredible potential.
There is so much we can do to advance peace!"
"We have peeked into the future of peacebuilding"
Comments from participants at PeaceTech-GeoA Exchange session held in Agadez
Geomapping Niger's security projects
One of the most common issues faced in the developing world is the lack of coordination between international donors. To help deconflict peace-building and stabilisation initiatives, GeoAnalytics is supporting the Haute Autorité à la Consolidation de la Paix keep track of all initiatives that bridge governance and security through an interactive geomapping solution.
This activity is made possible thanks to a generous contribution from Switzerland's PeaceNexus Foundation. Following GeoA's vision, the activity will include training and mentoring sessions, to ensure that future updates of the interactive map are updated by the HACP.
The Geoanalytics Center worked with the PeaceTech Lab to provide an intensive course in Cinema training to selected youth from diferents parts of Niger. The future directors developed various key aspects of filmmaking, such as scripts, frame composition or audio and video processing to improve their knowledge and better understand the role that technology plays in filmmaking. The training revolved around gender issues and countering violent extremism. It was conducted by a professional team with two of Niger's most reputated film makers, Aïcha Macky and Moussa Djingarey, and was made possible by the generous contribution of the U.S. Embassy in Niamey.
The productions developed during the course will be showcast at the US Embassy's 2nd Film Festival.
Niger ranks 151 out of 189 in the world in UNDP’s gender inequality index, showing the paramount importance of tackling gender problematics in Niger. GeoAnalytics was proud to support the PeaceTech Lab in the implementation of the US Embassy of Niger's first gender-themed hackathon.
The objective of the Hackathon was to team together development professionals working on gender and coders, leading to the creation of concrete technical solutions to specific gender issues. It also raised awareness on the importance of increasing access to technology to women, with a focus on professional development.
The Hackathon counted with the participation of technological expert Jordi Baylina.
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With the support of the US embassy in Niamey, we implemented the PeaceTech Lab Exchanges (PTX), where we provide support to 100 Nigerien organizations with the collaboration of Orange Telecom.
Participants learned about a broad array of tools to enhance their work and receive personal training for technologies they believe will assist them in their work. Attendees formed teams with like-minded civil society organizations to tackle projects together, incorporating technology learned at the PTX into their work. PTXs also foster project design – guiding participants in how to define their problems, develop solutions, and create projects that implement technologies learned at the workshop.The PTXs supported well-thought out proposals conceived during the workshops get off the ground through a series of micro-awards.
Short Film Festival Niger
The 2nd Nigerien Short Film Festival of the United States Embassy was held at Canal Olympia on March 30, 2019.
The selected films were broadcasted during a gala session attended by the US Ambassador in Niger. The best shortfilms were selected by the public and received prizes from the US Embassy.
The event was organized by the US Embassy of Niamey, with technical support from the GeoAnalytics Center and the PeaceTech Lab.