Nigeria’s leading telecoms company, Globacom Nigeria, and some other key stakeholders in the ICT ecosystem have indicated their readiness to support the Nigerian Women Digital Agenda Summit and Awards scheduled to hold in Lagos.
According to the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), the organizers of the event, others that have expressed their interest to be part of the summit with the theme ‘Harnessing the Opportunities in the 21st Century’, include Chief Executive Officers of leading technology companies and technology experts from across Nigeria.
The other partners of the summit are, the Association of Licensed Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Medallion Communications Limited, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).
Globacom Nigeria hinged the basis of its decision to be official sponsor of the event on the fact that technology had great role to play in the economic empowerment of the Nigerian woman.
The company has been at the cutting-edge of innovation, introducing most of the novel products and services that have shaped the growth of the telecoms industry in Nigeria over the past 15 years.
For instance, Globacom was the first to launch 4G LTE network in 33 cities across the country in 2016.
The company scored another first recently by introducing the novel concept of creating a dedicated path in its 4G LTE network for enterprise customers.
According to the Executive Director of CECAD, Dr. Bayero Agabi, the 21st century is a period of tremendous information explosion, where science, technology and innovation are no longer treated as stand-alone but have become integral parts of human existence transforming lives and businesses.
He explained that summit event, which is the first of its kind, is designed to highlight the huge opportunities available to women in the 21st century, accelerate progress and identify Nigerian women across board that have been able to maximise the tremendous opportunities offered by the digital age to better their communities, career and the country at large.
In addition, Agabi said that it would create a platform where women will x-ray current trends in entrepreneurship, healthcare, politics, businesses, agriculture, social and family lives with regards to how well they have fared in the knowledge economy using technology.
This is even as it will also provide the opportunity to better understand the position of women in the economy and society that is being transformed by digital technologies while proffering solutions to some of the factors limiting women from maximizing the opportunities in this new age.