AfICTA SUMMIT 2017
One Africa, One Future:

Leveraging ICT for Sustainable Development

7 - 9 NOVEMBER, 2017, ABUJA/NIGERIA

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#AfICTASummit2017

In conjunction with eNigeria,
under the auspices of
Ministry of Communications

The information revolution and the extraordinary increase in the spread of knowledge have given birth to a new era - one of knowledge and information which affects directly economic, social, cultural and political activities of all regions of the world, including Africa. Governments worldwide have recognized the role that Information and Communication Technologies could play in socio-economic development. ICTs are offering even less developed countries a window of opportunities to cheetahpolevault the industrialization stage and transform their economies into high value competitive information economies in the global market

Considering that Nigeria is the leading economy in Africa; and reflecting on the need to provide veritable platform for start-ups and innovators in Nigeria to reach African market and further grow the Nigerian economy out of recession; and affirming the imperative need for enduring Public-Private Partnership for sustainable development in line with the 2030 United Nations (UN) Development Agenda; hosted by the ADD Consortium (composed of Afenoid Enterprise Limited, DigiSphere Limited and Dotengee Nig Ent.), the AfICTA Summit 2017 is scheduled to take place on 7-9 November, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria in conjunction with eNigeria powered by the National Information Technology Develpoment Agency (NITDA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications Nigeria. 

AfICTA Summit 2017
is the 5th in the series of AfICTA Summits beginning from Lagos in 2013 to Cairo in 2014, Johannesburg in 2015, and Windhoek in 2016.

The theme for Summit 2017 "One Africa, One Future: Leveraging ICT for Sustainable Development” is one of the key indicators of progress towards the fulfillment of AfICTA vision of a digital Africa within the larger framework of the global vision of an information society with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

The Sub Themes are:

  • Building partnerships for 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
  • Adaptive technologies for eHealth, eLearning and eCommerce
  • eGovernment: Using technology to promote transparency and accountability
  • Tackling cybercrime and securing critical information infrastructure
  • Creating jobs and youth empowerment

Who's Speaking?

Barr Adebayo Shittu

Barr Adebayo Shittu

Hon. Minister of Communication (TBC)

Dr Ibrahim Isa

Dr Ibrahim Isa

DG NITDA, Nigeria

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi 

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi 

UNCTAD Secretary General (TBC)

Chris Uwaje

Chris Uwaje

Chairman, Connect Technologies Ltd

Engr Hossam Elgamal

Engr Hossam Elgamal

Chairman, Egyptian Cabinet's IDSC

Marilyn Cade

Marilyn Cade

CEO, McCade LLC

Andrew Mack

Andrew Mack

Chair ICANN-BC (TBC)

Adejoke O. Adefulire

Adejoke O. Adefulire

Presidential Adviser on SDG (TBC)

Event Schedule

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Arrival and Accreditation ..... 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM Event Venue
2 eNigeria Opening Ceremony/Breaks/Plenaries ..... 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Conference Hall
3 Lunch break ..... 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBD
4 AfICTA Board Meeting & AGM ..... 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5 Welcome cocktail ..... 6:00PM - 7:30 PM

Our Sponsors

Making it Possible

Sponsored by:

NITDA
ICANN-BC
ICANN

Organized by

ADD Consortium in conjunction with eNigeria
Afenoid
DigiSphere
Dotengee
eNigeria

Partners

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