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E-Governance Platforms: Promising but Problematic

As I embark on my assignment on e-governance, my initial research suggests the widespread use of online platforms like social media, cyber resources, and websites by governments to connect with citizens. However, the deeper I explore, the more I question whether these online government initiatives are genuinely pushing for greater transparency and accountability in governance, […]

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Cybersecurity Digital Economy

Mobile Security threats in Nigeria

The rise of mobile technology has brought undeniable benefits. We now have instant access to information, global connections, and increased control over our data. But this digital age also carries significant risks for privacy, security, and equality – mobile security threats. Recognizing this double-edged sword, the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Lagos State Chapter hosted a […]

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Career Digital Economy Innovation

The African Masters of Machine Intelligence

The African Masters of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) offer an opportunity to become a Machine Intelligence Expert. The call for applications for AMMI2024 is now open! This transformative initiative aims to empower talented Africans with cutting-edge training in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Intelligence (MI). Africa can’t afford to be a bystander as the world changes […]

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Digital Economy Innovation

The African Union Media Fellowship for 2023-2024 (CLOSED)

The African Union Media Fellowship Programme for 2023-2024 is calling for applications from media professionals in Africa. Indeed, the call is for media practitioners who are passionate about promoting development-focused stories. As an IT practitioner and advocate for digital development, I find it impressive that the fellowship seeks participants involved in exploiting emerging technologies across […]

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Digital Economy Innovation

e-government for Good Governance in Nigeria

Interested in good governance and how technology can be applied and developed to meet this urgent need? Do you believe in the potential and importance of e-government for good governance in Nigeria? If so, then the 2023 Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) IT Professionals Assembly is the perfect opportunity for you to explore […]

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Digital Economy Innovation

UPU’s First Postal Data Hackathon

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is set to hold its first-ever Postal Data Hackathon in Berne, Switzerland. UPU’s First Postal Data Hackathon will take place on 23 and 24 June 2023. It intends to bring together stakeholders together from across the postal industry, including postal operators, regulators, and technology providers. The aim is to collaborate […]

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Career Digital Economy

Women Techsters: Bridging Africa’s Digital Gender Gap

Introduction: The Women Techsters Initiative Fellowship is a 12-month intensive technology skills learning program for African girls and women. Tech4Dev provides the Fellowship as an initiative to close the digital gender gap in Africa. It offers a unique and impressive capacity building opportunity for young girls and women. It equips them with important tech skills. […]

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Digital Economy Innovation

Lagos Startup Expo 2023

Introduction: The Lagos Startup Expo 2023 is a significant event for entrepreneurs, investors, and tech enthusiasts in Nigeria and Africa. This event provides startups with an opportunity to showcase their innovative products and services, connect with potential partners and customers, and establish themselves in the startup community. In this blog post, I will explore how […]

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Digital Economy Innovation

Science Technology and Innovation in Africa Day 2023

The Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa Day 2023 is co-organized by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Economic Commission for Africa. This significant event will take place on May 2nd, 2023, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event aims to bring together stakeholders from around the world. […]

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Digital Economy Innovation

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation: 2024 Call

The Royal Academy of Engineering has recently announced that the applications for the 2024 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation are now open! Certainly, this is a significant milestone as the Academy celebrates 10 years of recognizing and supporting engineering innovators in Africa. Rewarding Solutions to Local Challenges The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is a […]