The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages relevant stakeholders to register for the upcoming U.S. – Nigeria Digital Connectivity and Security Standards Workshop on January 26-27, 2021 at Fraser Suites in Abuja, Nigeria and via Webex. ANSI is coordinating the two-day hybrid event under the USTDA-sponsored U.S. – Africa Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards Program.
The workshop (see flyer) will focus on digital trade standards and technical regulations in Nigeria. The event will convene a cross-section of public and private sector leaders from the United States and Nigeria to discuss and learn about technology solutions that can enhance Nigeria's digital transformation efforts. Participants will discuss the latest trends on digital trade standards, connectivity, spectrum management, TV white space, 5G development, and data privacy, as well as international best practices for ICT sector development in Nigeria.
USTDA intends for these discussions to help stakeholders secure commercial deals, as well as policy and regulatory approaches for effective digital transformation and attracting foreign investment, to ensure that Nigeria reaches its full potential in the ICT space and realizes the benefits of digital trade.
About the U.S. – Africa Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards Program:
The U.S. – Africa Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Standards Program is designed to share ICT standards information and international best practices with government officials and industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, and facilitate engagement with the U.S. public and private sectors.
Sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the program will facilitate the development and implementation of ICT sector standards, testing protocols, regulatory procedures and adherence to internationally accepted industry-led standards.
ANSI will host four additional technical workshops in Sub-Saharan Africa during the program's 18-month duration, including a range of ICT related subjects: connectivity, cybersecurity, data protection, market liberalization, e-government, digitization, mobile banking regulations, and standards harmonization. ANSI will coordinate with USTDA, U.S. industry, and host country entities to prioritize and develop workshop topics.
Please note: In accordance to the current CDC guidelines in Nigeria, we will be limiting in-person attendance to 50 guests. We kindly request organizations to only send one representative to attend in-person and to RSVP as soon as possible to secure a spot. Additional representatives are welcome to join the workshop online via Webex.
All attendees are required to wear a mask for the duration of the event, and will be asked to follow social-distancing guidelines. If you experience symptoms of COVID, please do not attend in-person. Thank you for helping us keep attendees and staff safe during this event.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency connects America's private sector to infrastructure projects in developing and middle-income countries. USTDA approaches its mission by funding feasibility studies, technical assistance, and pilot projects that integrate the expertise of American companies. The Agency also connects overseas buyers with U.S. sellers through its reverse trade missions, industry conferences and workshops. USTDA is unique among federal agencies, as it is mandated to promote U.S. industry's participation in infrastructure projects at the critical early stages when design choices and technology options are being defined.