Budget 2014 Jam: Youths Engage Nigerian’s Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala

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The Ministry of Finance is making history by being the first government body to engage Nigerian youths on the Budget through an innovative online platform in collaboration with IBM.
 
Budget 2014 Jam, an online interactive session with the Honorable Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will officially open tomorrow March 4th by 8am.
 
The conversation with the minister targets youths aged 18 to 40. Issues on expenditure, public financial management, job creation, revenue generation and more will be discussed, in the spirit of open government and transparency.
 
A jam is an online event that brings together thousands of people from across the country to discuss issues in real time from wherever they are located. Participants have an opportunity to offer suggestions as well as exchange ideas on how to move the country forward.
 
The jam is available on a first come, first serve basis with the first target number to register able to participate in the online discussion.
 

 
Register today at the Ministry of Finance website: www.fmf.gov or the Minister’s facebook and twitter: https://www.facebook.com/ngoziokonjoiweala  and https://twitter.com/NOIweala
 
 
Other information:
 
What is a Jam? 
 
A jam is an online event that brings together thousands of people from across the country to discuss issues in real time from wherever they are located. The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is hosting the online interactive session with youth this year on the 2014 Budget in collaboration with IBM.
 
Objective of the Jam 
 
The jam is meant to educate and engage participants on topical issues through a series of online discussion forums.  All participants have an opportunity offer suggestions as well as exchange ideas on how to move the country forward. In this particular instance, the Ministry of Finance would like to hear from the youth on issues that affect them related to the 2014 Budget. 
 
Target Audience for the Jam
 
 The event seeks to engage as many as 20,000 people between the ages of 18 and 40. The jam is available on a first come, first serve basis with the first 20,000 to register able to participate in the online discussion. 
 
How to Participate in the Jam 
 
You can register from today the 24th of February at www.collaborationjam.com/jam4/budget2014/registration/
 
 
The jam goes live on March 4th by 8am and runs continuously until March 6th.  Join us at any point in those three days for as little or as long as you want!  
 
The Proposed Areas for Discussion are
 
1.    Managing our Debt
2.    Stimulating Job Creation
3.   Keeping the lights on
4.    Spending Wisely
5.    Managing our Budget
6.   Increasing Revenue
 
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2 thoughts on “Budget 2014 Jam: Youths Engage Nigerian’s Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala

  1. Banjo

    I logged in to today’s edition of #Budget2014Jam, It was highly informative. More public officials need to emulate the minister of finance and interact more with the Nigerian youth.

    • That’s great to hear! It’s truly beneficial for government officials to actively engage with youth and hear their concerns firsthand. This is a great example.

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