CONFERENCE 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

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Preamble:

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.

Theme:

Digital Inclusion: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies (Digital Inclusion 2018)

Sub-Themes:

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

Call for Papers:

Authors are invited to submit their full papers in English on original work for publication and presentation at the NCS 27th National Conference – Digital Inclusion 2018.

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by highly qualified panel of reviewers. The authors are requested to submit full paper of their original and unpublished work not later than Friday, February 9, 2018.

Instructions to Authors: Visit www.ncs.org.ng

All submitted papers to NCS Conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for review or publication somewhere else during the period at which such papers are undergoing NCS review.

Important Deadlines:

Submission of Full Paper         –        Friday, February 9, 2018

Notification of acceptance       –        Friday, April 13, 2018

Submission of final version       –        Friday, May 11, 2018

Contact Details:

The National Secretariat: Plot 10, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Behind MKO Abiola Gardens, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja – Lagos, Nigeria.

Tel: +234(0)17744600, 08097744600, 09038353783

E-mail: conferences@ncs.org.ng

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Abuja Office: Plot 1321, Aderemi Adesoji Street, Cadastral Zone B1, by Hot FM, Gudu District, Abuja.

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