As part of efforts to build additional Internet governance capacity in Nigeria, the Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC) its third edition, made case for improved capacity building in Nigerian schools.
At the meeting held virtually, the Co-Coordinator of 2022 Nigeria School on Internet Governance, Kunle Olorundare, urged the fellows to be global ambassadors, saying the schools on Internet Governance have helped many notable countries groom citizens that have risen to take up key positions and influence the global Internet ecosystem.
The Executive Council of Internet Society, Nigeria Chapter in collaboration with Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA), a joint initiative of the AU, EU, and ITU, welcomed the prospective Fellows during the Opening Ceremony, which was held on August 24.
The Nigerian School on Internet Governance precedes the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) to give participants, the practical experience of participating at a national Internet Governance Forum like the Nigerian Internet Governance Forum (NIGF).
Olorundare said with the help of experienced and qualified resource faculty members within the global Internet Governance space, participants of the school will learn about the essence of Internet Governance and be equipped with the necessary skills and resources for effective participation in the public policy issues that Internet Governance focuses on.
He added that the results of NSIG include but are not limited to fellows being able to contribute directly to the growth of Nigeria’s Internet Policy making process.
The President of Internet Society, Nigeria Chapter and Co-Coordinator of the Nigerian School on Internet Governance, Caleb Ogundele, noted “the school hopes to groom, the next generations of Internet Governance public policy experts. Caleb noted that the output is for the participants and fellow in the school to be able to contribute to the critical global debate on Internet Governance issues from Nigerian and Global geopolitics and multistakeholder diplomacy perspective.”
While congratulating the fellows for making it to the final selection list of the league of prospective fellows of the Nigerian School on Internet Governance (NSIG), Ogundele noted that the NSIG is a very important school as it equips the fellows with the requisite practicum and knowledge to be above board on Internet Governance conversations at the national, regional, continental and global level.