Interview

The Need for Africa’s Active Role in the Global Digital Governance Environment

Globally, a plethora of rich and stimulating conversations are currently taking place around the emerging institution of digital governance, reinforcing the  fact that digital governance is inextricably linked to development. A lot of intercontinental initiatives aimed at promoting data and its governance have substantially presented data as ‘the new oil’ that unmistakably drives global transformation. […]

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Nigeria to build more capacity for technology developers

The history of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the public service agency tasked with the sole responsibility of implementing the policies and guidelines that drive ICT in Nigeria, is a study of steady but productive digital innovation. Since its establishment in April 18, 2001, NITDA has undergone stages of transformation, in line with […]

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Africa needs Innovation to be a leader in the Global Digital Market

The recent emergence of Mauritius (an island country in the Indian Ocean, which is located off the eastern coast of Africa) as the most digitally prepared of all African countries is quite remarkable. Featured on the African Digital Preparedness Index, developed by the Centre for the study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), this emergence […]

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Nigeria’s plans for the biggest data governance drive in Africa

The Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), the newest Nigerian government digital agency, was birthed on February 4, 2022, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of its establishment. Stating its statutory functions, the official press release that announced the establishment of the NDPB said  it would “…be responsible for consolidating the gains of the Nigeria Data Protection […]

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