The annual Nigeria Internet Governance Forum organised by the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF MAG) will hold on September 23 and 24, 2020.
A statement issued by the NIGF MAG Chair, Mary Uduma, on Thursday, said that the 9th annual edition of the forum will be a virtual experience.
NIGF-MAG comprises of 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.
According to the statement, among the line up of eminent speakers for the vNIGF 2020 is the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, who will deliver the keynote address.
It added that there will be a high-level panel discussion on the 2020 to 2030 Digital Economy Strategy.
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) and Uffa Modey (Coordinator YouthIGF-NG) among others.
Interested members of the public from the private sector, government, Civil society, Inter-governmental organisations, academia as well as internet end-users are encouraged to register to attend the event live on the NIGF event website on https://2020.igf.ng and on all her social media platforms @NigeriaIGF.
“The events for the September 23, 2020 are dedicated to the youth and women. Whilst the main event holds on the September 24, 2020, when Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM will deliver the Keynote Address of the vNIGF 2020,” Uduma added.
“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.