Internet governance forum in Lagos
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - Jan. 20, 2012, 11 a.m.
The 2012 edition of the Nigerian DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) will be held in Lagos on 19 and 20 April.
The event will be held with the theme: Internet Governance and Mobile Economy in Nigeria.
The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa, Nkemdilim Nweke, said with the licensing of electronic payments companies by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to operate mobile money service, it had become crucial to examine issues relating to implementation of the service in line with relevant laws of the land, in comparison with global best practices.
She said it was imperative to create more awareness on the subject and how it would affect Nigerians and the Internet community in Nigeria because the services are expected to ride on existing mobile networks in the country.
The Minister for Information and Communications, Labaran Maku, the Minister for Science and Technology, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar Ka’Oje, the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Dr Eugene Juwah, and the CEO of NITDA, Prof. Cleopas Angaye, will be among the dignitaries attending the event.
MORE GOVERNMENT NEWS
NCS: deploy CCTV to tackle insecurityThe President of the Nigerian Computer Society, Prof. David Adewumi, has urged the Federal Government to invest massively on the installation of Close Circuit Television, CCTV, in strategic places across the nation to address security challenges. Read More
Kenyan capital adopts e-payment systemThe Nairobi City County Government has moved to ease payment for services and streamline revenue collection by switching to e-payments. Read More
Congo-Brazzaville to launch digital governance agencyThe Republic of Congo will soon launch a digital governance agency, to monitor and control the implementation of the country’s ICT projects. Read More
Malawi launches Internet Governance ForumThe Malawi Government and Nepad have launched the Malawi Internet Governance Forum in an effort to bring a semblance of order to the internet services in the country. Read More
Environmentalists welcome improved technologyParticipants in a recent Monitoring For Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) conference in Botswana were upbeat about the new technologies that MESA is harnessing. Read More
Kaberuka addresses Africa’s infrastructure gap at OECDAfrican Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka made a strong case for the importance of tackling private investment impediments in the African infrastructure agenda during the joint AfDB, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Growth Center (IGC) event in Paris. Read More
Kenya inaugurates USACKenya’s new Universal Service Advisory Council (USAC) has been inaugurated by the Cabinet Secretary, Information, Communications and Technology. Read More
Education Minister: ICT vital in schoolsBotswana’s Acting Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has called for an increased uptake of ICTs in all schools in the country. Read More
Innovation Hub introduces new officesThe Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has opened two new offices to services its wider clientele base. Read More
FEATURED STORYWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern
Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture
In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.