Private-sector stakeholders brainstorm digital inclusion strategies in Lagos
Private-sector stakeholders in the digital ecosystem, on Wednesday, converged in Lagos to set the stage for digital inclusion projected to nudge Nigeria towards sustainable economic development.
The formative dialogue was the second run of the Policy Innovation Centre’s (PIC) ‘Inclusive Digital Transformation Programme’, sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), to advance inclusive digital development through an enhanced policy and regulatory framework for the Nigerian economy.
The event was attended by ICT professional bodies, digital inclusion start-ups, corporate players and storytellers in the digital space.
The formative dialogue is facilitated by the Global Digital Access Programme (DAP), a UK Government flagship initiative led by the FCDO and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
Nigeria is a recipient of DAP's support aimed at responsible, sustainable digital inclusion and transformation. The DAP also seeks to build up-to-date digital capacity in Nigerians, in partnership with key stakeholders in the public, private, non-profit, and research sectors. As such, the Digital Access Programme in Nigeria has been supporting key stakeholders and partners to advance inclusive digital growth and development, build digital skills and increase access to locally relevant digital content and services, through enhancing the relevant policy and regulatory framework, strengthening the capacity of relevant institutions and organisation, and testing and validating sustainable and scalable technology and business models that are key to digital development since 2019.