Nigeria will host the world today as the 14th edition of Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) summit begins in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The summit themed, Harnessing Africa’s Digital Growth, will address issues of ICT development across the African region and its implications for socio-economic development.
Speaking about the summit, MTN Executive, Amina Oyagbola, said, “The emerging digital economy continues to throw up questions about Africa’s preparedness through ICT development, to partake and compete successfully in this economy with its potentially significant contribution to Africa’s GDP. IAD 2016 will provide a platform for critical stakeholders to congregate and confer with a view to providing solutions that will leapfrog the technological advancement of our continent.”
The Innovation Africa Digital summit is Africa’s leading ICT Business Summit to be attended by over 500 senior executives across government, regulatory bodies, telecoms operators and major end users of ICT from all over Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The three day summit will run through April 19-21, 2016 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
Oyagbola further stated: “MTN is pleased to partner with the Ministry of Communications and other organisations to bring this summit to Nigeria. More than ever before, this is the time for Africa to grow and leverage technology for increased capacity and productivity and we are happy and indeed honoured to play a supportive role in every way.”
With the summit set to deliberate on critical issues ranging from community broadband to securing the value of mobile for all, digital inclusive economics, monetising, securing and managing data, addressing the digital divide and ICT for social development, far reaching submissions are expected to be made towards developing the ICT industry with a view to harnessing the continent’s potential and enhancing its inclusive growth and development.