For many Nigerians, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the importance of the Internet and digital technologies as a critical part of daily living hence, the necessity to deliberate on the theme “Advancing Digital Transformation and Trust in Nigeria” as a community of Nigeria Internet Stakeholders.
As digital transformation evolves, the focus from both the business and the policy communities is shifting from understanding the effect and impact of COVID19 on our lives/activities, to working towards an Internet that works for everyone, highlighting the rights, responsibilities and opportunities for all stakeholders, including women and the youth.
In a statement signed by Muhammad Rudman, the Chair, Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF MAG), he confirmed that the 10th annual Edition of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum, organised by the NIGF-MAG, will be a hybrid experience and holds on the 14th and 15th of September, 2022.
Professor Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, will lead the industry leaders/speakers to NIGF 2022.
The NIGF-MAG comprises of stakeholders from the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMCDE), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC NG), DigitalSENSE Africa Media (DSA), in partnership with other local Internet Stakeholders.
Among the lineup of eminent speakers for the NIGF 2022 is the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim [Pantami] FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, who will deliver the Keynote Address.
Also, there will be a high-level panel discussion on the 2020 to 2030 Digital Economy Strategy.
Other confirmed speakers for the NIGF 2022 include Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi- Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (N.I.T.D.A); Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta- Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (N.C.C); Mr. Gbenga Sesan- (Founder and Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative); Samaila Atsen Bako, (Director, Communications Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN)); Mrs. Martha Omoekpen Alade, Founder and Executive Director, Women in Technology in Nigeria, amongst other distinguished.
Following the recorded success of previous years, the NIGF 2022 will be an interesting event, given the array of this year’s line up as seen on NIGF’s website
Members of the public from the Private Sector, Government, Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organisations, Academia as well as Internet end-users are encouraged to register and attend the event live on the NIGF event website here and all her social media platforms (@NigeriaIGF).
Registration and attendance is free. Upon registration, participants will receive the event notifications and updates, free access to the digital edition of the event’s report and more.
The events for the 14th of September 2022 are dedicated to the Youth and Women. Whilst the main event will be held on the 15th of September 2022, when Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, will deliver the Keynote Address of the NIGF 2022.