Nigeria convenes internet governance forum

INTERNET

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Nigeria convenes internet governance forum

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

Nigeria’s Communication Technology Ministry, the NCC, NIRA and NITDA are convening a Nigerian Internet Governance Forum next week.

The organisers, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Communication Technology has announced that the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum 2012 will go ahead as scheduled on 25 September at the NICON Luxury International Hotel, Abuja.

The event is a one-day Preparatory National Stakeholders’ Forum, which calls for contributions from various stakeholders such as government, regulators, professional bodies, civil societies, academia, youths and women, operators, security and law enforcement agencies, law makers, international organizations, multilateral development partners, and the general public towards facilitating domestic inputs into the forthcoming Global Internet Governance Forum 2012 taking place at Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, November 6 – 9, 2012.

The theme of the NIGF 2012 is in alignment with the Theme of the Global IGF 2012:‘Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development.’ Please visit: http://www.intgovforum.org. While the event goal is to provide ‘Harmonization of National Multi-Stakeholders Positions based on the Global IGF 2012 Six Point Agenda’:

Access & Diversity (AD), Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), Security, Openness & Privacy (SOP), Managing Critical Internet Resource (MCIR), Emerging Issues (EI) and And Taking Stock & Way Forward.

The NIGF 2012 is scheduled to coordinate, collate and articulate the engagement of public and private sectors, civil societies, academia, security and law enforcement, government, law makers, academia, and the general public in a manner that best promotes and protects the nation’s position on Internet governance at the Global Forum.

The Hon. Minister of Communication Technology will be leading other agencies under the Ministry and will declare the workshop open, while the Forum will be chaired by Rear Admiral A.A. Madueke (retd), GCON, Mni, the Chairman Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria (ICN).The event is expected to have a record success on Internet Governance discussions.

The organisers therefore call on all internet stakeholders in the country to visit the NIGF 2012 official website www.nigf.org.ng to register and to participate through remote online video streaming. We are committed in ensuring broad participation of stakeholders in the domestic preparatory process leading up to a befitting and benefiting representation at IGF 2012.

 



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

Econet launches digital learning platform

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has launched a digital learning platform called Ruzivo, a revolutionary online interactive digital learning platform targeted at both primary and secondary students. Read More

16m Nigerians use Facebook monthly

Facebook reports that 16 million people in Nigeria now visit Facebook every month - all of them on mobile.   Read More

Busy 4G LTE ready to get Ghana busy

Customers experience on 4G LTE will never be the same following the successful launch of Busy Internet 4G services in Accra.  Read More

A4AI predicts smartphone affordability to drive demand for cheaper data

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has predicted that the availability of lower cost smartphones in developing countries is expected to put pressure on network service providers to reduce cost on data to ensure that competition works for users. Read More

Microsoft Philanthropies commits $1bn in cloud computing resources for the public good

Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella has announced a new three-part initiative to ensure that Microsoft’s cloud computing resources serve the public good.  Read More

SEACOM, Ciena drive web-scale services across Africa

Local Internet Service Providers are set to benefit from increased reach and enhanced capacity thanks to a partnership between SEACOM and network provider Ciena. Read More

Busy Internet to roll out 4G LTE services in Ghana

Busy Internet will be rolling out its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in Ghana soon.  Read More

SEACOM extends support for innovation and incubation hubs in East Africa

SEACOM has extended its support of Uganda’s technology incubation hubs by providing high speed internet (20mbps) connectivity to Hive Colab and Outbox.  Read More

Sea change for ICANN by September

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is set to change shape later this year, says Dr. Jeff Ramsay, Botswana’s Chief government spokesperson. Read More

Nigeria-Cameroun submarine cable goes live

MainOne has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun, has gone live. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage EnterpriseSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks Unlimited

FEATURED STORY

Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats

Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East. 

IN DEPTH

Poised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year WinnerPoised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year Winner

Roshi Motman is not your average CEO. Since taking up the reins as the first female CEO of Tigo Ghana in 2014, she has led the Tigo brand through a remarkable transformation.