Digital Inclusion:

Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

Tuesday, Jul 17 to Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

International Conference Center, University of Ibadan. Nigeria



While IT deployment and development in Nigeria continues to increase, experiences and benefits of IT and the Internet have largely not been widespread. The most socially and economically excluded such as women, individuals living with disabilities, MSMEs, young people, the poor, the rural populace as a whole are largely digitally excluded. In today's 21st century world, access to the internet, digital devices, and technical skills is however essential for full participation in the society and economy. Despite advances the fact that many are unable to realize their potential in the digital world is a big obstacle to development.

Digital activity has increased but digital impact lags behind. Irrespective of how impressive the goals and level of investment, IT initiatives in the absence of inclusion continue to reinforce inequalities and hinder overall tech enabled development. Improving inclusion is not an end in itself, but is required most critically at this time to ensure leverage on IT to significantly improve healthcare, poverty reduction, job creation, education, governance and food security.

With a focus on relevance and enabling valued driven impact, the conference will address practical realities and needs, best practices, emerging issues, innovation, stakeholder roles and future sustainability. Digital inclusion is particularly important as the urgent need to diversify the economy away from dependence on oil and improve economic performance becomes more important. Join NCS in developing and setting the national digital inclusion agenda.


Digital Inclusion: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies



  1. Poverty Eradication and Job Creation in the Rural Digital Economy
  2. Internet and Broadband for All
  3. e-agriculture, e-health, e-education for inclusion: Software and Local Content
  4. Digital Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  5. Tech Startups, SMEs and Youth Entrepreneurship
  6. E-Voting and Election Management
  7. New Technologies for Economic Growth and Diversification
  8. Digital Literacy, Knowledge Culture and Human Capital Development
  9. Policy and Regulatory Framework
  10. e-Government, Citizen Engagement and Open Government
  11. FinTech, e-Commerce and Financial Inclusion
  12. Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  13. Innovative Collaboration and Partnerships
  14. Cybersecurity: Awareness, Threat Protection and Digital Rights
  15. Innovation for the Elderly, Internally Displaced Persons and the Vulnerable

Conference Highlights:

  • Keynotes
  • Plenary and Parallel Sessions
  • Networking & Collaboration opportunities
  • Exhibition and Products Launch
  • Closing Banquet

Conference Schedule


Registration and reservation ended.

International Conference Center

University of Ibadan
Oyo, Nigeria

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