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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 BusinessNewsITRealms and NaijaAgroNet; as part of the annual Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on IG4D and annual Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable.

Mrs Nweke explained that the essay which should not exceed 600 words and sent to; info@digitalsenseafrica.com.ng and copy remnekkv@gmail.comon or before April 18, 2016.

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:[1]

Executive Director, Operations

DigitalSENSE Africa Media

Block F1, 133 Moyosore Aboderin Plaza,

Bolade Junction, Oshodi-Lagos, Nigeria

+234-809900183, 8023122558

nkem@digitalsenseafrica.com.ng

cc: info@digitalsenseafrica.com.ng or remnekkv@gmail.com

PIX: Nic Onah, winner of 2015 Essay, a student of University of Nigeria Nsukka

Dear colleagues,

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

Themes:

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.

Kindly email: info [at] digitalsenseafrica.com.ng and cc: remnekkv [at] gmail.com.

Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Nkemdilim Nweke (Mrs)

 – 08022400183, nkem [at] digitalsenseafrica.com.ng

ITRealms:

A 100 level undergraduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nicodemus Chidera Onah has emerged the overall winner in the 2015 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Students Essay on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), reports ITRealms.
Confirming this, the Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media Limited, Mrs Nkemdilim Nweke, said that Nicodemus Chidera Onah was adjudged most outstanding by most of the judge faculty, hence his emergence.
She noted that the students essay was on this year’s main theme: Net Neutrality and Nigerian Internet Users, which must not exceed 600 words but must depict clear understanding of the subject matter by the essay writers.
She also disclosed that the first runner up, was another student from UNN also in Enugu State, by name Kizito Chijioke Onah who is a student of English and Literary studies, while the third place went to Ms Ekpobadarho Oghenetejiri Blessing from the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State.
Mrs. Nweke also said that Nicodemus who scored highest from this year’s panel of judges is a student of Electronic Engineering, 100 level, and would be attending the 2015 edition of Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) courtesy of Etisalat Nigeria, in addition to receiving the star prize of a laptop fully equipped with free data access for 12 months.
She noted that NIGF 2015 would take place at the nation’s capital, Abuja between July 20 and 21, with special interest in the youth forum as well as the plenary sessions.
According to her, the first and second runners up will be sponsored to Lagos where they will be presented their prizes of a tablet and a smart phone respectively.
She therefore, congratulated the winners of this year’s essay contest for their efforts.
Reacting, Nicodemus Onah, the star prize winner, described his emergence as ‘unbelievable’ when contacted with the news.
He also promised to focus on making more case for cybersecurity in Nigeria at the 2015 NIGF, though he decried that the awareness on Internet Governance is still below average, he advised Nigerian youths to take advantage of the Internet and get better education.
On the way forward, he said that there is need to enact user-driven internet policies in the country, that would keep the sanctity of the Internet.
@ITRealms DSA Remmy Nweke

Call for Papers & Participation – 2015 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) & Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable.

Dear colleagues,

DigitalSENSE Africa Media in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), hereby invite papers/participation for the 2015 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum (NDSF) series on “Internet Governance for Development (IG4D)” and “Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable” respectively, slated for Thursday, June 4 and Friday June 5, 2015 at the Welcome Centre Hotels, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos, Nigeria.

The 2015 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable are annual events which act as a rallying point for Nigerian internet stakeholders in raising and addressing salient issues concerning the ICT sector, aimed at encouraging positive usage of the Internet among the youths, women, students and product sellers and manufacturers in in Nigeria.

This year’s theme for Day 1 IG4D is ‘Net Neutrality & Nigerian Internet Users’ on Thursday, June 4, 2015. while Day 2 is the Nigeria IPV6 Roundtable with the theme ‘Taking Advantage of Broadband for IPv6 Penetration’ on Friday, June 5, 2015; 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, encourage integration of IPv6 into all aspects of networking and telecommunication infrastructure in the country, and commemorate the World IPV6 Day on Friday, June 5, 2015, as well as offering first-class platform for networking.

Discourse will be centered but not limited on these subthemes:

      In what ways main themes could shape the Nigerian state?

      What role can Nigerians play in ensuring optimization of net neutrality concept for the nation?

      Means of advancing positive usage of the Internet for Development and improved governance?

      Update of Nigeria’s IPv6 Status in comparison to other African States and globally effect.

      Manufacturers’ role in deepening IPv6 in developing economies – Nigeria case study.

      Role of Broadband in boosting IPv6 Penetration in Nigeria

      Projecting IPv6 in Nigeria by 2020

      Role of Government in accelerating IPv6 adoption?

      Impact of Socio-Media to 2015 General Elections in Nigeria.

      Lack of cohesion among ECOWAS subregion on IPv6 deployment.

Themes:

Day 1: IG4D is ‘Net Neutrality & Nigerian Internet Users’ on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Day 2: Nigeria IPV6 Roundtable ‘Taking Advantage of Broadband for IPv6 Penetration’ on Friday, June 5, 2015 - (In commemoration of World IPv6 Day 2015)

*Organisers: *DigitalSENSE Africa Media: Block F1, Shop 133/122, Moyosore Aboderin Plaza, Bolade Junction, Oshodi-Lagos, Nigeria. Phone: +2348099400183, 8023122558, 8051000475, 8033592762.

*DEADLINES TO NOTE:*

Abstract submission: – Friday, 27 February 2015

Acceptance Notice:– Monday, 16 March, 2015

Full paper submission:-  Monday, 30 March, 2015

Conference/Exhibition:-  Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June, 2015

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,

kindly email: info at digitalsenseafrica.com.ng and cc: remnekkv at gmail.com.

Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Nkemdilim Nweke

(Mrs) – 08099400183, nkem at digitalsenseafrica.com.ng