Nigeria to host West Africa Digital Economy Conference

Na'ankwat Dariem

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Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy will host West African Policy makers and stakeholders from January 31 to 1st February for the Digital Economy Regional Conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The Director, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Reuben Muoka in a statement said the event is in collaboration with the World Bank.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, who will deliver the keynote address at the event will be joined by his Federal Capital Territory (FCT) counterpart, Mohammed Bello, to welcome Ministers and top government officials from the region.

The Conference, with the theme “Positioning West Africa’s Digital Economy for the Future,” would provide a platform for countries in the region to discuss issues that would strengthen the digital economies in West Africa and by extension the continent.

The NCC Director further disclosed that the conference would also create an avenue for peer review to accelerate digital transformation and increase collaboration to secure partnerships within the region to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem while intensifying regional public-private partnerships for digital economy funding, research, and development.

“It is expected that the gathering will also provide an opportunity to showcase the progress made in the development of digital economy in the West African region, identify winning strategies, discuss challenges, and prepare for the future in addition to creating awareness of the region’s needs in the areas of policies and framework for the digital economy and attracting private sponsors for digital transformation in the region.”

 

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