By commissioning the launch of the imaging space at the University of Lagos, Canon further strengthens its commitment to education and empowerment in Africa
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com), Announces the Launch of “Canon Imaging Space” at the Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Center on the University of Lagos Campus in Nigeria to recognize, educate and empower new talent in the region. In its constant effort to equip people with the education, skills, tools and opportunities necessary for storytelling, Canon has created a dedicated and permanent platform to develop an interactive imaging space within the university campus of UNILAG.
The space is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging equipment: three cameras and three printers which were provided to the management of ESDC UNILAG to facilitate the use of the space and equipment by university students. As part of Canon’s ongoing contributions to societal development, the Imaging Space will focus on educating, engaging, and training students in the art of visual storytelling and photography. In addition, Canon will also offer “Canon Academy Master Classes” – a series that will have a hybrid approach of intensive training for students by Canon Ambassadors and internationally renowned photography and videography professionals at the University of Lagos. Students will receive a lucrative opportunity to gain hands-on training using professional equipment as well as various engaging photo and video contests exclusively dedicated to students.
Commenting on the launch of the imaging space, Teacher. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos said, “We are very happy to partner with Canon to create this unique space to build within UNILAG which will offer students the opportunity to hone their skills before entering the real professional world. It is always a matter of pride and prestige when industry leaders like Canon collaborate with our university, ensuring that we rightly nurture talent not only through theory lessons, but also through hands-on training. Collaborations like this are fundamental to developing student skills, we would like to see more companies take similar initiatives like Canon where companies not only contact us for recruitment but also to encourage students to take holistic training. skills development, through such collaboration and engaging initiative. As times change, it is imperative for universities to reinvent the wheel of education, we aspire to do so at UNILAG by employing engaging teaching techniques where students can learn the art of storytelling. ‘a unique way with appropriate tools available at their disposal to carry out their projects in a much more creative, interesting and contemporary way.
Through its global partnerships, associations and educational initiatives, Canon aspires to create new avenues for talent to support the future success of the creative industries. Historically, Canon has stayed true to its promise of empowerment through its various programs to support people every step of the way, such as the program “Miraisha program ‘ which enable young African storytellers to improve their skills by offering them a scholarship as well as mentoring support, thus encouraging students to receive the highest level of support to turn their dreams into professions. On the other hand, Canon Ambassador Program shares Canon’s passion for storytelling. For more than a decade now, this pioneering Canon initiative has brought together some of the world’s best photographers and videographers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to collaborate with Canon and share their passion for visual storytelling. . Such initiatives from the house of Canon serve as a way and a platform to discover the new generation of creative, imaginative and competent storytellers and thinkers.
“Empowering communities, people and creating opportunity have been molded into each of our initiatives at Canon, which is how we can truly progress in creating a sustainable environment where the business, its consumers and communities all thrive together. Our Canon Ambassadors program is a shining example, not only has it given photographers and videographers a voice to express their creativity, but it has also helped shape lifelong careers in the industry. Our Nigerian Ambassadors, Emmanuel Oyeleke and Yagazie Emezi, have both transformed phenomenally with the support of this initiative. These are the hidden gems that we want to nurture our initiatives and we look forward to finding many gems from UNILAG, which will be the Canon ambassadors of tomorrow. We are delighted to be able to do this in collaboration with the University of Lagos through our imaging space, our masterclass series and various initiatives focused on the empowerment of students and professionals ”, said Somesh Adukia, Managing Director, Canon Central and North Africa.
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About Canon North and Central Africa:
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) is a division of Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe. The formation of CCNA in 2015 was a strategic step that aimed to enhance Canon’s business in the Africa region – by strengthening Canon’s presence and focus in countries. CCNA also demonstrates Canon’s commitment to being closer to its customers and meeting their demands in a rapidly changing African market.
Canon has been represented on the African continent for over 15 years through distributors and partners who have successfully built a strong customer base in the region. CCNA guarantees the supply of high quality and technologically advanced products that meet the demands of Africa’s rapidly changing market. With over 100 employees, CCNA manages sales and marketing activities in 44 African countries.
Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – “to live and work together for the common good”. CCNA pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and helping customers reduce theirs by using Canon products, solutions and services. At Canon, we are pioneers, constantly redefining the world of imaging for the greater good. With our technology and innovative spirit, we push the boundaries of what is possible, helping us see our world in ways we’ve never seen before. We help bring creativity to life, one image at a time. Because when we can see our world, we can transform it for the better.
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