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COVID-19: vNIGF 2020 explores Nigeria’s digital growth after pandemic

COVID-19: vNIGF 2020 explores Nigeria’s digital growth after pandemic
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The virtual format of Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (vNIGF 2020) holding this month is to address strategies for achieving digital economic growth for all after COVID-19.

Organisers of vNIGF 2020 say that Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, is among speakers lineup at the event holding Septemeber 23-24, and themed “Achieving Inclusive Digital Economic Development in the Post-COVID 19 Era.”

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the critical importance of digital technologies, hence the need to discuss “Achieving Inclusive Digital Economic Development in the Post-COVID 19 Era” as a community of Nigeria Internet Stakeholders has become necessary”, organisers say.

Mrs. Mary Uduma, Coordinator WAIGF
Mrs. Mary Uduma, Coordinator WAIGF

The event organised by the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF MAG) has stakeholders from 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.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy is to deliver the keynote address at vNIGF featuring a high-level panel discussion on the Digital Economy Strategy 2020-2030 of Nigeria. 

Other confirmed speakers for the vNIGF2020 include Ms Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO of MainOne; Anriette Esterhuysen (IGF MAG Chair); Mrs. Mary Uduma, Coordinator WAIGF; Prof Adenike Osofisan, University of Ibadan); Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo (Swansea University), Dr. Wunmi Hassan (High Tech Centre for Nigerian Women and Youths), Uffa Modey (Coordinator YouthIGF-NG), among others. 

Organisers says that following the recorded success of previous years, the vNIGF 2020 they have open registration and live coverage on the event website on https://2020.igf.ng.

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