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SMEs of Nigeria to participate in ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban

Nigeria will also participate in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom, World which takes place in Durban, South Africa, from September 10-13.


Devdiscourse News Desk 12 Jun 2018, 02:27 AM Nigeria
  • Apart from SMEs, innovators and their innovations are also ready to have a good show at this year’s event. (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

Conscious of the reality that Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SMEs) Entrepreneurs and start-ups are important drivers of economic growth. Nigeria will also participate in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom, World which takes place in Durban, South Africa, from September 10-13.

Apart from SMEs, innovators and their innovations are also ready to have a good show at this year’s event.

Nigeria had a superlative outing in ITU Telecom World 2017, Busan, South Korea, when five of the country’s SMEs/Innovators made the final ITU Global listing for SMEs/Innovators awards. Three of them made the honors list.

A portion of the plan for this year’s ITU Telecom World, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) released notices in the media lately, inviting Information and Communications Technology (ICT) practitioners and SMEs operating as e-Environment, Technology Hubs, Innovation Incubators, e-Education, e-Health, e-Commerce, e-Finance, Youth Empowerment and Employment to enlist for participation at ITU Telecom World 2018.

ITU Telecom World 2018 theme is, “Innovation for Smarter Digital Development.” The LOC said that for SMEs/Innovators to be picked, “their tech-enabled solution must be creative, innovative, and globally relevant. Such products/services must endow demonstrable impact or radical improvement in service delivery or processes to a distinct area such as agriculture, education, health, governance, security” among others. Innovations must be unique, scalable and patented with a model to showcase.

Chief Regulator and Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta flagged off Nigeria’s drive for the two positions, when he hosted a dinner for high profile ITU personalities, including Secretary-General, Mr. Houlin Zhao, officials of the global regulatory Agencies, Ministers, Regulators and global dignitaries in Geneva, Switzerland.


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