Tuesday, 19 February 2013


As part of activities marking the 2013 Social Media Week holding in Lagos for the first time, ThistlePraxis Consulting is organising an event on Sustainable Development on the theme: 'Open yet Unconnected? Social Media for Sustainable Development' scheduled to take place on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1.00 pm at the PEGs Learning Hub, Odunlami Street, Lagos, Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

The 90-minute event will feature a panel discussion of experts drawn from various parts of the world - linked by social media - to review the role of social media in connecting individuals across the world in order to foster the promotion and attainment of widespread sustainable development. Amongst other issues, how our increasing interconnectedness across the globe aids learning opportunities and influence on conservation of natural resources, protection of the environment and growth of businesses will be critically reviewed.

Confirmed expert panelists include: Martin Neureiter, CEO, The CSR Company, Austria; Aman Singh, Editorial Director, CSR Wire, USA; Ini Onuk, CEO/Lead Consultant, ThistlePraxis Consulting, Nigeria and Dr. Ken Amaeshi, Director, Sustainable Business Institute, Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom. Other local participants include: Ms. ‘Dayo George, Head, CSR and Communications, British American Tobacco (BAT) and Ms. ‘Lola Odedina, General Manager, Corporate Communications & External Relations, GTBank whom will discuss the role of social media in enhancing the practice of social responsibility especially in effective stakeholder engagement.

Registrations are still open for physical attendance with limited seats available at the venue. Participants will comprise business leaders, executives, academics, social agents and other stakeholders who will be present at the venue and tuned in via the internet. The event will be streamed live online whilst conversations will be featured using the official twitter hashtag #smwSustainableDevelopment.
In a statement released by the organizers, the Lead Consultant/CEO; Ini Onuk noted that, ‘we believe that participants will find the conversations stimulating and the intellectual company very rewarding. This is our offering to lend our voices to make the 2013 Social Media Week a success as it is held in Africa for the first time’.
Amongst other outcomes, the event seeks to engage professionals in pragmatic discussions about how social media is practically influencing the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability in the world, with a focus on Africa. Other conversation drivers will border on how Social Media can be used to inform and mobilize people to care for the environment and show greater commitment and responsibility. The role of Social Media in the attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs) will also form a major objective of the event.
To participate, interested organizations and professionals can send an email to: info@thistlepraxisconsulting.com with the subject: SMW 2013 or stating the preferred mode of participation.

Social Media Week is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media with a mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.

Hosted in 13 cities across the world simultaneously, the event features over 30,000 people participating in 1,000 events over 5 days. February 2013 will mark the first time Social Media Week takes place on the continent of Africa!

Social Media Week Lagos brings together thought leaders, creative entrepreneurs and everyday citizens from Nigeria - and throughout the continent and the Diaspora - to explore how people and organizations are connecting to share new ideas and information.

ThistlePraxis Consulting is a Strategy and Assessment Management Consulting firm that assists organizations of all sizes and in all sectors to achieve tangible impact through the delivery of innovative yet feasible solutions from effective strategies.
In a summarized single focus through a wide range of services, our committed teams and seasoned faulty of experts advocate standards, responsibility and sustainability as key elements for creating societal value and ensuring profitability.
Our track record of reasonably-priced value is hinged on an increasing list of satisfied clients and investments in pragmatic products and thought leadership initiatives that resonate with targets, every time.
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