The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) will confer Honorary Fellowship on Dr. Toga Gayewea Mcintosh, Vice President, Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) during the upcoming National conference, the largest annual gathering of IT professionals and stakeholders in Nigeria. #NCSEnugu2014 conference holds from July 23rd to 25th, 2014 at the Nike Lake Resort, Enugu State. Focusing on Information Technology to drive development through game changing innovation and collaboration, the conference theme is: “Building a Knowledge-Based Economy in Nigeria: The Role of Information Technology”.
In his principal role of coordinating, monitoring and evaluating ECOWAS programmes, as well as establishing relations between the Commission and other ECOWAS institutions, Dr. Toga Mcintosh, has contributed significantly to advancing technology development in the West African sub region. He has championed technology enabled investment and innovation in supervising units essential for the sound management of ECOWAS. In moving from “an ECOWAS of States to an ECOWAS of the People”, his impact is particularly important and immense in his supervision of the ECOWAS Community Computer Centre (CCC) to ensure it serves as a catalyst in all sectors of integration.
Under his supervision, the CCC has helped achieve: building the capacity of Member States and ECOWAS Institutions for effective technology utilization; Improved Internet access of National Units and community Institutions to Internet; Strengthening of Information Systems on the trade and markets opportunities available at national and regional levels
The Honorary Fellowship conferment is in recognition of the outstanding work he has done in tirelessly pushing boundaries to facilitate and promote effective leverage on Information Technology to uphold best practices within the region and achieve the ECOWAS goals of regional integration and development. NCS in addition appreciates his efforts in building ECOWAS partnerships with stakeholders as well support of initiatives in Nigeria’s IT space. His collaboration in NCS events and activities geared towards the development of a globally competitive and prosperous Nigeria, which is in line with the #NCSEnugu2014 conference theme, is particularly exceptional and worthy of both commendation and emulation.
A hallmark of NCS is high profile acknowledgment and celebration of achievers and visionaries driving significant change in society through technology. The aim is to inspire and promote innovative practices and accomplishments in our environment.
Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea Mcintosh will be accorded such honour during #NCSEnugu2014. NCS Honorary Fellowship is rich and fitting recognition of his continuing and outstanding contribution to Information Technology development in Nigeria and the West Africa sub region.
Chairman, Publicity, Events and Trade Services Committee
Nigeria Computer Society