Internet Governance and Safeguarding the Cyberspace Workshops in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

The internet is one of the fastest-growing areas of technical infrastructure development. Over the past decades, the growth of the internet and its use afforded everyone the opportunity to harness the huge potential inherent in the virtual world.

This growth has also presented challenges including cybercrime. Cybersecurity has risen to become an international concern hence the need for regulation and internet governance.

In a bid to bring awareness and discuss possible solutions, AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), held two workshops on “Internet Governance and Safeguarding the Cyberspace” on 23rd -24th May, and on 25th -26th May, 2022, respectively, in Abuja Nigeria.

The workshops brought together staff of the Nigeria Communication Commission, law enforcement agencies, law officers, investigators, prosecutors, judges, IT specialists/experts/operators and the general public and were aimed at equipping the participants with knowledge on cybersecurity challenges and the role that internet governance plays in effectively curbing cybercrime and maintaining the integrity of the cyberspace.

The training was opened by Chief Anthony Idigbe SAN, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Nigeria with Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission delivering the keynote address.

The informative sessions were facilitated by seasoned subject matter experts: Prof. David Blake General Counsel, Attorney General Alliance, Tara Swaminatha, Principal, Zeroday Law, Ayoola Babatunde Oke, General Legal Practitioner, Communication Technology (ICT), Law, and Policy and Regulatory Services and Basil Udotai Esq, Managing Partner, Technology Advisors LLP.

The successful events were brought to a close by Ebelechukwu Enedah, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Nigeria and Partner, PUNUKA Attorneys and Solicitors.