The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) is a renewed collaborative effort of internet stakeholders in the country to help provide a coordinated mechanism for domestic stakeholder’s participations in the local, regional and global internet governance dialogues. The 2015 NIGF will be held 20-21 July 2015.
The effort has culminated into partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that redefine Nigeria position at the Internet governance meetings. The 2013 edition took advantage of the NIGF multi-stakeholder platform to empower Nigerian youths. The objective of the NIGF 2014 was focused on engaging multi-stakeholder’s nature of the Forum to harness and aggregate productive ideas, best practices and experiences towards facilitating an all inclusive framework for internet governance in Nigeria that would actively stimulate economic growth.
The Forum has recorded so far a combined attendance by over 1,000 stakeholders since its inception in 2012. It has attracted active participation from public institutions, private sector groups, civil societies, professional bodies, trade associations, academia, students and youths, military and para-military organizations, security and law enforcement agencies, government, law makers, ICT industry, Internet users, and the public, as well as media groups from print, electronic and online, scholars and research scientists.