Above: Liberated People founder/activist Gbenga Akinnagbe discusses "Factivism" at a United Nations panel addressing global poverty.
Factivism - fact based activism against extreme poverty, inspired by concrete evidence and driven by technology
A generation of evidence-based activists, ‘Millennial Factivists’, will discuss ways technology and data can be used to turbocharge development by making governments more transparent, accountable and better providers of public services. They will also explore the ways technology encourages greater public participation in decisions that affect their daily lives and how ‘Factivism’ can help meet the current Millennium Development Goals and be used for framing a post-2015 agenda focused on eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.
Moderated by: Femi Oke, an Al Jazeera journalist, social media curator, moderator, and television and radio correspondent.
Boniface Mwangi, a Kenyan activist who uses traditional and new technologies to drive social change in his country.
Japheth Omojuwa, a Nigerian social activist and blogger on socio-economic and political issues such as governance and corruption.
Tarik Nesh-Nash, a Moroccan social activist and hi-tech CEO who uses online tools to bridge the gap between citizens and government.
Taiye Selasi, a writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin.
Juan Elias Chebly, PHD Candidate in Sustainable Development at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela.
Bright Simons, president of the mPedigree Network, a system that empowers consumers to instantly verify with a free text message whether their medicines are safe and not counterfeit.
Gbenga Akinnagbe, an actor best known for his roles on HBO’s The Wire and USA’s Graceland. Activist and founder of Liberated People, an apparel company aimed at inspiring action for social change.