The Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (MAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), has announced plans and arrangement for this year’s forum, schedule to take place next month in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
According to the organizer, the theme of this year’s forum is ‘Internet as Enabler for Good Governance’. The Honourable Minster of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, is the Special Guest of Honour, and will declare the forum open.
The forum will feature a Pre-NIGF Youths Workshop with the theme ‘Internet for Opportunities, Value Creation and Empowerment’.
“Objective of NIGF 2018 is to facilitate stakeholders’ intervention on the use of Internet for the enthronement of good governance for national economic recovery; stimulate the Internet community open participation in a regional and global Internet policy dialogue on emerging Internet issues; and engage stakeholders toward effective monitoring of the implementation of National Economic & Growth Plan and Sustainable Development Goals,” the organizer said.
The forum is expected to achieve the following outcomes:
- Stakeholders would be informed with ideas, solutions and interventions relevant for addressing good governance in their various communities.
- Provide common approaches and stakeholders’ consensus for impact good governance policies on the national economy, development and security.
- Opportunity for Internet governance policy, public hearing and open consultative process in response to the regional and global IGF demand for local inclusion.
- Stimulate government and stakeholders’ commitment to the adoption and implementation of the outcome document.
- Strengthen stakeholders’ partnership for the improvement of local IG process
- Empower the youth for greater Internet productivity and innovations
- Harmonize the local multi-stakeholder positions, input and contributions into the regional and global Internet Governance Forum.
The 2018 edition being organized by the Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (MAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum, which comprises of the Federal Ministry of Communications (MoC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC), DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Creative Technology Development International (CTDL), and Global Network for Cybersolution (GNC), in collaboration with the Internet community stakeholders.