Lagos, Nigeria, March 21, 2016: The management of DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media Group has announced call for students’ essay, especially those in the tertiary institutions across the country to send in entries for the 2016 contest on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D).
The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media Group, Nkemdilim Nweke, made this disclosure in Lagos, and said that this year’s theme is on ‘Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All Nigerians.’
This call, she also said, would close by April 18, 2016, stressing that the essay competition is aimed at encouraging creativity and discourse on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) by Nigerian youths.
She said that participating students who must be between 18 and 30 years, are expected to send in entries alongside prove of identification from their institutions, namely a letter of introduction from Head of Department or Students Affairs and clear scan copy of student ID.
She pointed out that the competition organised by DigitalSENSE Africa Media, the publishers of international award winning DigitalSENSE BusinessNews, ITRealms and NaijaAgroNet; as part of the annual Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on IG4D and annual Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable.
Each student, she said, is to submit an article on the aforementioned topic, adding that the winning essay to be adjudged the best by a team of expert panel of judges will be published in ITRealms Online and DigitalSENSE BusinessNews monthly magazine with profile of the winner.
She emphasized that the essay must be an original work of the candidate for the sole purpose of this competition. While the protection of any intellectual property included in a candidate’s submission is the candidate's responsibility.
Judges, she said, made up of ICT industry veterans will examine the submitted entries for originality, clarity, grammar and presentation.
The judges will independently award marks and choose a winner. The adjudged winner will be sponsored to forthcoming Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF).
For further inquiries:
Executive Director, Operations
DigitalSENSE Africa Media
Block F1, 133 Moyosore Aboderin Plaza,
Bolade Junction, Oshodi-Lagos, Nigeria
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DigitalSENSE Africa Media in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) hereby invite papers/participation for the 2016 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum (NDSF) series on “Internet Governance for Development (IG4D)” and “Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable” respectively, slated for Thursday, June 2 and Friday June 3, 2016 at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), (former NITEL Training School) NITEL Road, Cappa - Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria.
The 2016 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable are annual events which act as a rallying point for real Nigerian internet stakeholders in raising and addressing salient issues concerning the ICT sector and Information Society, aimed at encouraging positive usage of the Internet among the youths, women, students and product sellers and manufacturers in Nigeria.
This year’s theme for Day 1 IG4D is ‘Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All Nigerians’ on Thursday, June 2, 2016, while Day 2 is the Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable with the theme ‘Creating Opportunities for Nigerians with IPv6’ on Friday, June 3, 2016; stimulating public discourse and creating awareness on the technological cum business benefits of this rapid advancing technology on Internet Governance, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and domain name industry, their effects on Information Society and encourage integration of IPv6 into all aspects of networking and telecommunication infrastructure in the country, and ahead of the World IPV6 Day commemorate on Monday, June 6, 2016, as well as offering first-class platform for networking.
Discourse will be centered but not limited on these subthemes:
How to use the Internet for job creation?
Understanding the real opportunities on the Internet
Security Implications of Online Opportunities
How to enthrone Internet for development and justice in a democratic environment?
Update of Nigeria’s IPv6 Status in comparison to other African States and global effect.
Nigeria Cybersecurity Act 2015 and Internet Governance,
Opportunities in IANA Transition
Role of Device Manufacturers in using IPv6 to create opportunities
Regulatory framework for emerging IPv6 market
Nigeria’s broadband opportunities in IPv6 dispensation
Technology, Cybersecurity Act on the road to 2019
Options for IPv6 Implementation in Nigeria
Between Digital Switchover and IPv6 Migration
Opportunities in Digital Switchover and IPv6 Migration
IPv6 Prospects for Nigerian Internet Users
Day 1: IG4D is ‘‘Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All Nigerians’ on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Day 2: Nigeria IPV6 Roundtable ‘Creating Opportunities for Nigerians with IPv6’ on Friday, June 3, 2016 - (In commemoration of World IPv6 Day 2016)
*Organisers: *DigitalSENSE Africa Media: Block F1, Shop 133/122, Moyosore Aboderin Plaza, Bolade Junction, Oshodi-Lagos, Nigeria. Phone: +2348022400183, 8023122558, 8051000475, 8033592762.
*DEADLINES TO NOTE:*
Abstract submission: – Friday, 22 April 2016
Acceptance Notice:– Monday, 9 May, 2016
Full paper submission:- Monday, 23 May, 2016
Conference/Exhibition:- Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, 2016
You are therefore, invited to submit proposals for paper presentations: workshops, technical and (4) breakout sessions, and exhibition/launch of products and services.
Further information on conference, presentation, exhibition, online registration, and accommodation.
Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Nkemdilim Nweke (Mrs)
– 08022400183, nkem [at] digitalsenseafrica.com.ng