Monday, January 11, 2010

Digital Sense forum’10 gets April date

The Nigeria Digital Sense Africa forum has announced that the 2010 edition of its annual gathering of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) stakeholders in the country with focus on Internet Governance, would take place on Friday, April 16, this year.

Disclosing this in Lagos, at the weekend, the Executive Director of Digital Sense Africa, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, said that this year’s theme of the forum planned for Golden Gate Ikoyi-Lagos, would centre on ‘Five Years of IGF, the Way Forward for Nigeria.’

She said that following the feat of the 2009 edition of the forum, it has become necessary to ensure that this year’s edition is held in good time so as to make certain that those stakeholders planning to be at this year’s Internet Governance Forum, would represent the interest of the nation’s internet community.

Mrs. Nweke also said that plans have advanced to ensure that this edition advances the objective further beyond what was achieved last year.

According to her, Nigeria Digital Sense forum offers stakeholders the needed platform to articulate a stand on Internet Governance and accurately align the nation’s position into the global Internet Governance Forum holding in Vilnius,
Lithuania between September 14 and 17, 2010.

She maintained that the forum was initiated as part of efforts at consistently galvanizing opinion and enlightenment on Nigeria’s position on the global annual Internet Governance Forum, which is in its fifth year.

She recalled that the 2009 edition, was graced by the Federal Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Mrs. Dora Akunyili and Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, who were ably represented at the event presided over by chairman of the pioneer Internet Service Provider, Linkserve Group, Chief Chima Onyekwere.

In addition, she pointed out that the acting President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) Mrs. Mary Uduma, president of the Nigeria internet Group, Mr. Lanre Ajayi, his counterpart at the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, while the chief executive of the Nigeria Internet Exchange Point Limited, Mr. Mohammed Rudman made presentations at the occasion as well as the Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), Mr. Gbenga Sesan among others.

As said by her, Mrs. Uduma dwelt on ‘The Role of NiRA’ in creating internet opportunities for Nigerians, while at the same time representing the Regional Manager, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Ms Anne Inne Rachel at the occasion.

Digital Sense Africa is an initiative of Remnek Kommunications Ventures; Information and Communication Technology (ICT) analysts, public relations consultants, with continental media affiliates as part of its enlightenment strategies to engage Nigerians for sustainable deployment and utilization of technologies in order to make sense out of the revolution.


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