Name
Ministerial Panel: Enabling Skills and Workforce Development to Drive Nigeria's Digital Transformation (Public)
Date & Time
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Hon. Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM Scott Eisner Mohamad Darwish Dipo Faulkner Charles Murito
Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that technology is a critical enabler for economic growth and job creation on the continent. In Nigeria, the government is in the process of implementing its newly unveiled Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (DEPS) to unleash the country's digital potential. The strategy intends to spur economic growth and curb the high unemployment exacerbated by the pandemic. By optimizing connectivity and internet access, Nigeria's growing young population will likely obtain the technical, digital, and industry-led skills necessary to succeed. This panel will discuss how the Nigerian government and the business community are currently partnering to develop the next generation of skills required to unleash the full potential of the digital economy to achieve Nigeria's development objectives. 

Session Type
Keynote