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NIGF 2023: FMCDE, NCC, others engage stakeholders on safer, inclusive digital future

*The Nigerian Communications Commission discloses  the 2023 Nigeria Internet Governance Forum focuses on engaging the multi-stakeholder platform to aggregate productive ideas, best practices, and experiences to facilitate a safer, more inclusive digital future for all consumers in the country’s digital ecosystem

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As part of initiatives to ensure a much safer and inclusive digital ecosystem for Nigerian consumers, the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy (FMCDE), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC NG), DigitalSENSE Africa Media (DSA), in collaboration with other Nigerian stakeholders, are holding a multi-stakeholder engagement September 13-14, 2023, to mark this year’s Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF).

ConsumerConnect reports the NCC, earlier in a statement had  during the  the registration for the NIGF 2023, which is being organised by the NIGF Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), that the forum comprises several industry stakeholders in the country’s digital ecosystem.

The Commission also disclosed the NIGF 2023 with the theme, “Towards a Secure and Inclusive Digital Future for Nigeria: Balancing Regulation, Cybersecurity, and Emerging Technologies”, would focus on engaging the multi-stakeholder nature of the forum “to harness and aggregate productive ideas, best practices, and experiences towards facilitating a safer and more inclusive digital future for all Nigerians, taking into consideration the role of balancing regulation, cybersecurity, and the new emerging technologies as an approach to strengthening national policies towards the same outcome.”

Objectives of NIGF 2023, by NCC

The telecoms sector regulatory Commission also stated that the outcome of the multi-stakeholder forum is expected to build consensus among stakeholders on actionable recommendations for both state and non-state actors in the Internet ecosystem.

“This forum will also advance the nation’s position at the regional and global Internet Governance Forum (IGF),” said the NCC.

The statement further encouraged members of the public to participate in discussing “some of today’s most pressing Internet Governance and Digital Policy Issues.”

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