Categories
Career Innovation

AU Innovation Fellowship

The African Union (AU) recently launched the second cohort of the AU Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program. According to the AU announcement, 16 fellows will be recruited for the “robust 12-month program”.  Fellows of the AU Innovation Fellowship program will be required to take a break from current obligations and relocate to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia […]

Categories
Innovation

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, […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
Career Cybersecurity Innovation

Effects of Social Media among Secondary School Students

The speech of the Jide Awe, Guest speaker at Valedictory speech and Prize Giving day of Government College, Ibadan on Effects of Social Media among Secondary School Students: Chairman, Principal, Vice Principals, Ladies and Gentlemen, Teaching and Administrative Staff, esteemed Guests, Parents and Guardians, Government College, Ibadan (GCI) old boys present and most importantly, the […]

Categories
Digital Economy Innovation

Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy Agenda for Nigeria

In setting the Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy agenda for Nigeria, priority should be given to innovation. Instead of continuing with the outdated economic model of resource extraction, the new Federal Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy and other stakeholders must place greater emphasis on innovation. Youth and Innovation and Digital Economy agenda for […]

Categories
Cybersecurity Innovation

Data Protection Officer Revealed

In today’s data-driven world, a Data Protection Officer (DPO) leads organizations handling personal data in complying with relevant data protection laws and regulations. Demonstrating compliance with legal and ethical standards is at the heart of data protection. A data protection officer plays a pivotal role in ensuring this compliance. Data Protection Officer facilitates Responsibility and […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
Digital Economy Innovation

Empowering Least Developed Countries Through ICTs

Introduction: The category of least developed countries (LDCs) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1971, to attract special international support for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the UN family. The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2023 is focused on Empowering Least Developed Countries Through ICTs. Today, 46 countries are […]

Categories
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 […]

Categories
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. […]