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Call for Participation and Abstracts for Paper Presentation at the 12th eNigeria Conference

eNigeria conference has been used as a veritable platform for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) awareness creation, development of the appropriate framework and setting goals for best practices, an assemblage of IT experts, solution providers, and all other stakeholders both within and outside Nigeria to brainstorm on contemporary and relevant IT issues across the globe with the aim of addressing Nigerian challenges for sustainable socio-economic development of Nigeria.

There have been eleven successful editions of the eNigeria conference with which the Information Technology sector in the country has been shaped. The summit has seen steady growth with participation from different stakeholders from both the public and the private sector.

At the 2019 edition of the conference, there was the launch of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) with the aim “to transform Nigeria into a leading digital economy providing quality life and digital economies for all”.

The covid-19 pandemic came and disrupted lives and businesses, which clearly presents digital technology as a potential instrument for economic prosperity. However, the country’s challenges identified by the NDEPS (and the new ones, occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic) are being placed on the front burner to come up with a comprehensive implementation plan to aid Nigeria in achieving its potential of economic prosperity with digital technology.

The theme for the 12th eNigeria conference is “Nigeria’s Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities”, while the sub-themes are as follows;

  1. Change management and the challenges of digital transformation
  1. Digitalization of Federal Public Institutions: Processes and records
  1. Digital transformation and economic stability
  1. Covid-19 and the acceleration of digital transformation
  1. Emerging technologies and economic sustainability
  1. Leveraging opportunities in the digital economy for a digital Nigeria

The discussions at the event shall be expected to provide answers to the following questions;

  1. How and when Nigeria will close the digital literacy gap,
  1. How can we leverage technology to address security challenges?
  1. What are the barriers to creating a strong digital workforce among our youths?
  1. What is the impact of the financial sector toward attaining digital literacy?
  1. How can we measure digital literacy in Nigeria?
  1. What policies and infrastructure should we implement to address educational challenges?
  1. How can economic disruption be prevented when there is a pandemic like Covid-19?

Intending participants who wish to present papers are hereby invited to submit abstracts that would address the theme and provide answers to any aspect of the projected focus of the conference. The abstracts, which should be a maximum of 250 words, should be submitted to tyekini@nitda.gov.ng. The deadline for submission is 6 December 2020.

Authors shall be informed if their papers are found worthy of being presented at the conference. The paper presentation shall be done virtually sharing the presentation files via the video interaction platform. Presenters shall be issued with certificates of paper presented at the event.

For more information about this call, you may contact us via tyekinni@nitda.gov.ng; +2348035905311.

Thank you.