ADIPENG is an ellipsis for Advancing the Dynamics of ICT Policy Engineering for e-Government. While it is noted that a handful of state governments, business entities and the Federal Government have IT Policies, there is no doubt that these policies need to be taken to the next level for better government service delivery on the e-platform for the people and for effective governance across the government and organisations. It is an opportunity for states, local government and entities without an ICT policy to adapt better practices for a leapfrog experience.
ADIPENG was a global conference/workshop for ICT Policy decision makers across all levels of governance in Nigeria. Federal, States, Local governments and corporate concern ICT decision makers were present too. WITSA Chairman Dato Dan E. Khoo, World Bank Chief Economist to Nigeria Mr Ismail Radwan, Zenith Bank CEO, Mr Jim Ovia, President, Nigerian Academy of Sciences Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, NITDA DG, Prof Cleopas Angaye, NCS President Prof Charles Uwadia, CPN President Prof. (Mrs) Adenike Osofisan were also among eminent IT experts that made keynote presentation on April 21 at the opening ceremony.
Kano State Commissioner of Science and Technology, Dr Bashir Galadanci, Mrs Clara Vrom of Ghana Investment Council, DG, Koffi Anna Center for ICT Excellence, Dorothy Gordon, Director ECOWAS CCC, Dr Sola Afolabi, NIG President Mr Lanre Ajayi, ATCON President Dr Emmanuel Ekunwem, MD Programos Software Emmanuel Amos, President Afri-Hub Ltd, Prof. Manny Aniebonam, Engr Titi Omo-Ettu, Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola and Nkemdilim Uwaje & Oyehmi Begho from Future Software Resources Nigeria Ltd. were the key speakers at the epoch making event.
State Governments like Kano, Ogun and FCTA will made presentation on their e-Government Programmes.
We presented a poster and had a 20min slot to speak on E-Skill Training: Applying today's Technology to train and support tomorrow’s workforce - Strategies and Solutions.
Below are a few pictures taken at the ADIPENG 2009 Conference in Abuja.