Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy

Policymakers, stakeholders converge on Abuja for Regional Digital Economy Conference

*The Nigerian Communications Commission announces the Conference holding in Abuja, FCT, will discuss the future of digital economy and intensify regional public-private partnerships in the West African sub-region

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Policymakers and stakeholders in the digital economy ecosystem in the West African sub-region will converge on Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from January 31 to  February 1, 2023, for a Digital Economy Regional Conference

ConsumerConnect reports the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Monday, January 23 stated the proposed Conference would discuss the future of digital economy and intensify regional public-private partnerships for the region.

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Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director of Public Affairs at NCC said the event would be hosted by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the World Bank.

Muoka noted Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, billed to deliver the keynote address at the conference, would be joined by Mohammed Bello, Minister for FCT, to welcome other Ministers and top government officials from the subregion.

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The NCC also said the Conference with the theme, “Positioning West Africa’s Digital Economy for the Future”, would offer a platform for countries in the region to discuss issues that will strengthen the digital economies in West Africa, and by extension, the entire continent.

The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy also stated that the Conference would create an avenue for a peer review to accelerate digital transformation and increase collaboration.

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This is with a view to securing partnerships within the region to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem while intensifying regional public-private partnerships for digital economy funding, research, and development, the Commission.

Besides, it is expected that the gathering further provides an opportunity to showcase the progress made in the development of digital economy in the West African sub-region.

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According to NCC, the forum as well will identify winning strategies, discuss challenges, and prepare for the future in addition to creating awareness of the region’s needs in the areas of policies and framework for the digital economy and attracting private sponsors for digital transformation in the region.

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