LEAD Resources was awarded a contract to design and develop the premiere online, socio-cultural platform for Ogun state by the Digital Economy Advisory Group (DEAG). This platform would serve as the “Wikipedia for everything Ogun.”
Between October and December 2019, all hands were on deck as regards this project. All Associates of LEAD Resources actively contributed their quota to the development of this platform as coordinated by the Technology and Innovation team of LEAD Resources, Marcellus Nwankwo and Ayo Lala.
This platform was named, “Hamora.” This name is a derivative of the Yoruba word, “Amǫrawa,” meaning, “We know who we are.” This depicts that via this platform, the people of Ogun state can contribute and harness relevant information about their past in order to create a better future.
Hamora is a crowdsourcing platform which allows for the indigenes of the state to share their own content about history, artifacts, commerce, business, projects, festivals and related socio-cultural topics. This will enhance the participation of all classes of indigenes of Ogun state and ensure the promotion of the core values of Ogun state. Of course, other states may subscribe to this development too!
In a nutshell, the aim of Hamora platform is identifying, creating, managing, proposing and promoting a single and harmonized platform for exhibiting interphase between social and cultural activities that affect the daily lives of individuals in the state.
The objectives for developing the Hamora platform include:
- Acquiring data on the history, heritage and other socio-cultural aspects of Ogun state from certified and trusted sources.
- Identifying the fundamental, cultural practices and heritage of Ogun state so as to create an ecosystem to facilitate the growth of the people’s identity.
- Aggregating, structuring and facilitating the growth of Ogun state’s heritage for effective value communication and exchange.
- Harnessing previous, current and upcoming tools, techniques and technology for promoting social and cultural practices in the state.
The Hamora platform is ready and will be launched soon. Stay tuned!