Pantami to lead discourse at Nigeria Internet Governance Forum 2022

TECHDIGEST – The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami has been penciled down to lead the industry leaders/speakers to the 10th annual  Edition of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum, organised by the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF MAG).

The Chair of NIGF MAG, Muhammad Rudman, who disclosed this in a statement, noted that the forum will be a hybrid experience and holds on the 14th and 15th of September, 2022.

The statement said Pantami will deliver the Keynote Address. Also, there will be a high-level panel discussion on the 2020 to 2030 Digital Economy Strategy.

Register through this link https://2022.igf.ng to participate.

The NIGF-MAG comprises 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.

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Other confirmed speakers for the NIGF2022 include Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi- Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta- Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); 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 on https://2022.igf.ng/home/nigf-2022-agenda/

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 on https://2022.igf.ng 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.

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 are shifting from understanding the effect and impact of COVID-19 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.

 

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