The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Covenant University is organizing a one-day conference on e-governance in Nigeria and its relationship with civic engagement and participation. The conference holds on the 9th of June 2014 at the African Leadership Development Centre, Covenant University, Ota.
Professor Korede Ayo, MNCS, the Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, will present the keynote address. The second conference keynote speaker is Professor Etim Anim, Associate
Professor of Communication Technology, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar.
Facilitated by Professor Patience Akpan-Obong of the School of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University, the conference will examine the state of e-governance in Nigeria and its prospects and challenges for civic engagement and participation.
Conference sub-themes include the nature and conceptualization of e-governance, and the socio-political implications of e-governance for various stakeholders (government ministries, departments and agencies, policymakers, practitioners and civil society groups).
The conference will provide a significant platform for:
a) Academics, policymakers and industry practitioners to share research and knowledge on utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for e-governance;
b) The brainstorming of future pathways and directions in understanding government processes in the age of ICTs; and
c) Policy suggestions toward a robust utilization of ICTs aimed at increasing the level of civic engagement and political participation in Nigeria.
Expected conference participants are ICT practitioners, members of the Nigerian ICT academic community, researchers, civil society groups, policymakers and representations from government ministries, departments and agencies, local government councils, industry practitioners and other interested populations. The one-day conference will be organized around two plenary sessions and several parallel breakout sessions.
Individuals and organizations interested in ICT development and its utilization in the country’s socioeconomic and political processes are invited to participate. Many of the participants at the conference are considering various ways of delivering services to their constituents through online technologies.
Registration fee for the conference is N 15,000 per participant. Group rates are available for organizations where ten or more of its members/employees register for the conference. The registration fee will cover conference kits, tea breaks and lunch. A certificate of participation will be issued to all registered participants.
Hotel reservation and airport transfers from Cannanland, Ota to MMA Airport will be available on request.
For further information and registration, please contact:
Dr. Folarin, Sheriff,
Head of Department
Department of Political Science and International Relations