Telecommunications company, Globacom and other key stakeholders in Nigeria’s ICT ecosystem have indicated their desire to support the Nigerian Women Digital Agenda Summit and Awards, organised by the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD). The summit holds on August 30th, 2018 at Oriental Hotel, Lekki- Epe Expressway, Lagos.
Others who will be part of the summit themed “Harnessing the Opportunities in the 21st Century”, include Chief Executive Officers of leading technology companies and technology experts from across Nigeria.
Other partners are the Association of Licensed Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Medallion Communications Limited, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).
The event, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, is designed to highlight the huge opportunities available to women in the 21st century, accelerate progress and identify Nigerian women across board that have been able to maximize the tremendous opportunities offered by the digital age to better their communities, career and the country at large.
The event will bring together over 700 women and girls from different walks of life to share strategies and map out the future of the Nigerian woman in a digital age.
Announcing its decision to be an official sponsor of the event, Globacom Nigeria said that it believes that technology has a great role to play in the economic empowerment of the Nigerian woman.
Globacom was the first to launch 4G LTE network in 33 cities across the country in 2016. It recently scored another first by introducing the novel concept of creating a dedicated path in its 4G LTE network for enterprise customers.
According to the Executive Director of CECAD, Dr. Bayero Agabi, the 21st century is a period of tremendous information explosion, where science, technology and innovation are no longer treated as stand-alone but have become integral parts of human existence transforming lives and businesses.
The Nigeria Women Digital Agenda Summit and Awards will create a platform where women will x-ray current trends in entrepreneurship, healthcare, politics, businesses, agriculture, social and family lives with regards to how well they have fared in the knowledge economy using technology.
It will also provide the opportunity to better understand the position of women in the economy and society that is being transformed by digital technologies while proffering solutions to some of the factors limiting women from maximizing the opportunities in this new age.