Tuesday, March 24, 2015

E-PPAN Signs Pact with FSS 2020 on Africa’s e-Gov Summit

Electronic Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) has entered into partnership with the Financial System Strategy 2020 (FSS 2020) to host Africa’s biggest e-Government Summit on July 7 and 8, in Abuja, reports ITRealms.

E-PPAN and the FSS 2020 secretariat, ITRealms gathered, are now set to make this year’s event the biggest E-government summit in Africa. The partnership will allow the summit enjoy a robust and rich program schedule which will cover a variety of issues attracting high level of participations from the private sector, government and international audience.

The summit will run concurrent sector specific workshop sessions. These sessions will address issues such as how MSME can be used for employment generation using ICT platforms; the use of electronic channels to complement the growth enhancement scheme in the Agricultural sector; the payment system in respect of the cashless Nigeria initiative and the PSV 2020.

Other sectors to be covered by the summit include pension, insurance and mortgage. The interconnection of these sectors with ICT will drive a generation of e-services in the public sector. In addition, the E-government summit will provide the platform to create awareness on various achievements of the FSS 2020 and celebrate other big strides in the private and public sector in the area of ICT, ITRealms learnt.

The conference will allow exhibitions from participating organizations to showcase arrays of products and services, which will drive a citizen-centric e-services that is centred on improving efficiency in government service delivery, and foster greater collaboration between the private and public sector for sustainable development and economic growth.

ITRealms learnt that the Financial System Strategy (FSS 2020) is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria aimed at developing a coherent and internally consistent blueprint to develop Nigeria’s financial system to help achieve its vision to become a major international financial centre and one of the top 20 largest economies in the world by the year 2020.

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