Nigeria partners UAE on Investment Forum at Gitex 2016
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will be co-managing the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) with the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) as part of major conference highlights around the major themes of this year’s Gitex Technology Show.
The Africa Investment Forum will focus on technology investments and how the continent could leverage on increasing value to GDP of ICT in most developing economies, a statement said at the weekend.
Speakers across different verticals will be speaking on ICT diffusion across different sectors that include education, cybersecurity, startups, retail, energy, healthcare, and finance.
More than 20 African countries are expected to participate and provide groundwork for driving further investments in the ICT sector of the participating countries.
“It is with great pleasure, we announce co-managing ‘Africa Investment Forum’ on 17th October 2016 in Dubai, UAE. The Africa Investment Forum will be strategically located in Dubai World Trade Centre during the second day of GITEX Technology Week.
“The ICT sector is no longer marginal in Nigeria and many African countries. Investment in ICT has in the last decade become profound in both social and economic terms. In the context of the ‘information
economy,’ Africa has gained significantly as ICT virtually drives a huge portion of national economies.
“In Nigeria, this sector is already deemed the most viable non-oil sector and the Nigerian government is further energizing this sector to bring more benefits,” said Acting DirectorGeneral of the NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji.
NITDA Acting DG, Dr Vincent Olatunji