Nigeria Internet Governance Forum, NIGF 2015 will help proffer solutions to the nation’s most critical sustainable development issues within the context of internet governance, convener of the event has said.
The forum, according to the chairperson of the Nigeria Internet Governance Local Multi-Advisory Group, Mrs. Mary Uduma would also help crystalize the local multi-stakeholder positions, input and contributions into the global Internet Governance Forum coming up in João Pessoa, Brazil this year.
Udama explained in a statement released in Abuja and made available to our correspondent that NIGF 2015 is focusing on harnessing the potentials of internet governance for sustainable development in Nigeria.
She said the forum scheduled for July 21 at the NAF Conference Center & Suites, Abuja will be chaired by the Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko.
The convener also stated that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication Technology, Dr. Tunji Olaopa will be leading other dignitaries to declare the forum open.
Objective of this year’s forum, she said was to engage the potentials of Internet governance multi-stakeholder process towards enabling sustainable development goals in the country.
This, according to her, requires among others, harnessing and promoting the potentials of Internet for economic growth, human rights, security, social inclusion, and fiscal transparency.
She said the forum was expected to stimulate multi-stakeholders’ dialogue on Internet governance for sustainable development.
Udama added that the event would also focus on building consensus among stakeholders on the best practices approach to implementing internet-enable sustainable development framework in the country.
The forum convener also informed that July 20 has been earmarked as the pre-NIGF 2015 youth workshop, to promote internet governance for youth empowerment, while building on the existing opportunities to enhance the growth of young entrepreneurs within the Internet space.

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