Policy issues take front-sit at Internet Governance Forum

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THE 2018 Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group, MAG, of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum, NIGF, is expected to offer opportunity for internet governance policy public hearing and open consultative process in response to the regional and global IGF demand for local inclusion.

According to the organisers, the objective of NIGF 2018 is to facilitate stakeholders’ intervention on the use of Internet for the enthronement of good governance for national economic recovery; stimulate the Internet community open participation in a regional and global Internet policy dialogue on emerging Internet issues; and engage stakeholders toward effective monitoring of the implementation of National Economic and Growth Plan and Sustainable Development Goals.

The forum is expected to achieve the following outcomes: stakeholders would be informed with ideas, solutions and interventions relevant for addressing good governance in their various communities.

It is to provide common approaches and stakeholders’ consensus for impact good governance policies on national economy, development and security.

The statement from the organisers said further that the Forum will stimulate government and stakeholders’ commitment to the adoption and implementation of the outcome document and strengthen stakeholders’ partnership for the improvement of local IG process, empower the youth for greater Internet productivity and innovations, harmonize the local multi-stakeholder positions, input and contributions into the regional and global Internet Governance Forum.

The NIGF 2018 would be taking into consideration the overarching theme of the global IGF and harmonizing the inputs of Nigerian stakeholders into the Regional Global IGF framework covering: Cybersecurity and Trust; Internet Economy; Access, Inclusiveness and Diversity; Openness; Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Cooperation; Critical Internet Resources; and Emerging Issues.

The ecretariat of NIGF and the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group, MAG, said this year edition more significant in addressing the national issues and open to stakeholders with the opportunities to share, discuss, and collaborate together towards addressing critical national challenges on internet governance, policies and contentious Internet issues currently treading and affecting stakeholders in the country.

The 2018 MAG of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum, NIGF, comprising of Federal Ministry of Communications, MoC, National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NIRA, Internet Society Nigeria Chapter, ISOC, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Creative Technology Development International, CTDL, and Global Network for Cyber-solution, GNC, in collaboration with the Internet community stakeholders.

The NIGF 2018 will feature a Pre-NIGF Youths Workshop with the theme “Internet for Opportunities, Value Creation and Empowerment” is expected to be declared open by Adebayo Shittu, Nigeria’s minster of Communications, in Abuja, North-Central Nigeria.

– Jun. 8, 2018 @ 14:05 GMT |

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