Nigeria Internet Governance Forum

To provide a sustainable National forum and structure that engages industry, government, law maker, academia, civil society and all domestic stakeholders in the strategic national debate on Internet Governance issues.


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The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (NIGF-MAG), comprising of 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 and Creative Technology Development International (CTDI), in collaboration with the Internet community stakeholders is holding its 2020 virtual edition of the Internet Governance Forum vNIGF 2020. Venue: Live Stream on Youtube / Zoom Platform Date:   24th September, 2020 Time:   11:00 am The overarching theme for the 2020 Edition is ‘‘Achieving Inclusive Digital Economic Development in the Post COVID-19 Era’’. The vNIGF 2020 will be taking into consideration the Overarching thematic sessions of the global IGF and harmonizing the inputs of

The ongoing pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of digital technologies in our new normal. The need to start having engagements about "Achieving Inclusive Digital Economic Development in the Post-COVID 19 Era" is therefore not out of place as a community of Nigeria Internet Stakeholders in the digital economy at the brink of this global challenge. As the digital transformation starts to enter a more mature stage, the focus, from both the business and the policy communities, is shifting focus from Shaping a Resilient Internet For Societal Sustainability, to understanding the role and impact of COVID19 on the Internet especially as it affects women and the youths. The 9th Edition of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum is organized by the NIGF-MAG comprising

The objective of the NIGF is to engage the multi-stakeholder nature of the Forum to harness and aggregate productive ideas, best practices and experiences towards facilitating the national Digital Economy policies currently pursued by the Nigerian government vis-à-vis the current pandemic and beyond In this year's event, the keynote will be delivered by the Hon. Minister FMCDE, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami by a High-level discussion panel with industry leaders. Other confirmed speakers for the vNIGF2020 include Ms Funke Opeke, Founder and CEO 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. Among other various subthematic include: