ICEGOV2024: FG Calls for submission of Research papers

Na'ankwat Dariem, Abuja


Nigeria is to host a workshop at the 17th edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV).

This is to further support Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI)’s effective design and implementation by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

To this end, interested researchers from the wider academic networks are called to submit papers tailored to the workshop’s theme, “Designing and Implementing Scalable and Inclusive Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) in African Context.”

According to a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications and External Relations, Hadiza Umar, the initiative is being driven by the Nigerian Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.

According to the statement, the DPI-tailored paper should be submitted into the following tracks of the conference:

Track 1: Trust and Ethical Digital Governance for the World We Want.

Track 4: Digital Transformation and Innovation in the Public Sector.

Track 7: Future-ready Digital Workforce and Infrastructure Development.

Track 10: Public and Private Sector Governing Digital Economies; and

Track 11: Focus on the Global South Digital Transformation.


The main author of the top three selected DPI-tailored papers will be sponsored to participate in the special workshop.

If your paper is accepted by ICEGOV, kindly notify NITDA by forwarding an acceptance notification by ICEGOV to on or before 12 July 2024.

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Special Dates
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 21 April 2024
  • ICEGOV Acceptance Notification: 10 July 2024
  • Winners’ Announcement Date: 15 July 2024

ICEGOV is an annual gathering of academia, governments, international organisations, civil society, and industry to share the latest insights and experiences in the theory and practice of Digital Governance. The United Nations University (UNU-EGOV) organises the international conference in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The ICEGOV2024 will take place in Pretoria, South Africa, from the 1st to the 4th of October 2024 at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, with a main theme “Trust and Ethical Digital Governance for the World We Want.”

Specifically, the objective is to:

  1. Deepen Nigeria’s position in global research in key technology areas (the top 25 percentile) as proposed in the FMCIDE strategic plan;
  2. Provide wider local and global perspectives to critical concepts of implementing and accelerating digital governance;
  3. Strengthen Nigerian research leadership in digital governance in the Global South; and
  4. Enhance Nigeria’s standing in the global digital community.

The statement added that ICEGOV2024 presents a great platform for Nigeria to further strengthen its evidence of digital governance position by presenting well-researched and world-class papers from academia, industry and the government.

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