Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) 2023

The 2023 edition of the annual Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) held on September 13-14, 2023 in Abuja, Nigeria had as usual, people from all sectors of the Nigerian internet community to discuss internet governance issues. The event started with the Youth Internet Governance Forum (YIGF) as a pre-event.

The theme of the 2023 NIGF was “Transforming Nigeria’s Digital Landscape: Empowering Inclusion, Security, and Innovation.” The NIGF covered a wide range of topics related to internet governance, including:

  • The future of the internet in Nigeria
  • The role of the internet in promoting economic development and social inclusion
  • The challenges of internet security and privacy
  • The role of the government in regulating the internet

The NIGF attracted over 300 participants from a variety of backgrounds, including government, business, academia, civil society, and the technical community. The event provided a valuable forum for the Nigerian internet community to discuss internet governance issues and to develop recommendations for the Nigerian government.

One key outcome of the NIGF was the increased awareness of internet governance issues among the Nigerian public. The event was widely covered by the Nigerian media, and they generated a lot of discussion on social media.