The 2014 Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NGIF) will hold on June 10, 2014, at The Muson Center, Lagos, with the Theme: “Harnessing Multi-Stakeholders Framework for Internet Governance; Economic Growth”. The forum seeks to incorporate and harmonize the inputs of local stakeholders into the Global IGF frameworks covering: Policies Enabling Access; Content Creation, Dissemination and Use; Internet as an Engine for Growth; Development; IGF; The Future of the Internet Ecosystem; Enhancing Digital Trust; Internet and Human Right; Critical Internet Resources; and Emerging Issues.
According to the 2014 NGIF release, topics to be deliberated on are: “Building Democratic Framework for Data Inclusion & Internet Governance in Nigeria; Infusion of Internet Governance Framework for Local Content growth, Education Development, and Healthcare Delivery; Engendering Framework for balancing Internet Surveillance in a Trusted Community through Multi-Stakeholder Engagement; Making Internet Access an Essential Economic Tool; Connecting at Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria for Affordable Internet and Security; and Emerging Issues”.
Individuals and organizations with interest in internet governance and related issues in Nigeria are invited to participate in the forum scheduled to hold by 9:00am, June 10, 2014, at The Muson Center, Lagos. The Hon. Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, is the Special Guest of Honour and will declare the Forum open, while the Forum will be chaired by Mr Austin Okere, CEO, Computer Warehouse Group.
Also aligned with the Forum is a workshop for the Nigerian Youth with theme “Internet Governance for Job Creation and Social Enterprise Development”, and sub themes as follows: Addressing Inappropriate Behaviour on the Internet; Internet Access as an Economic Resource; From Social Media to Sound Entrepreneur. The pre-event is slated to hold on the 9th of June, 2014. Time: 9am prompt at The Muson Center, Lagos.
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The forum is expected to faciliate harmony and consensus among stakeholders on the framework for Internet governance in Nigeria. It is also expected that NGIF 2014 will highlight Internet governance challenges and opportunities, as Internet governance should be tool for national development.