ICT POLICY STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP
As many of you are aware, the Anambra State ICT Agency has been working diligently on crafting a State ICT Policy Framework that aligns with our vision of ‘Everything Technology and Technology Everywhere’ in Anambra. The primary objective of this workshop was to harness the collective expertise and insights of stakeholders within the technology ecosystem. Your invaluable contributions aim to shape a comprehensive State ICT Policy Framework that will guide the implementation of our technology-focused agenda. To ensure maximum participation and inclusivity, we arranged for a hybrid session, allowing stakeholders to engage both physically and virtually.
Anambra State to give FREE public Wi-Fi with Starlink!
Anambra State has purchased and installed its own Starlink satellite to provide free internet for its citizens, fulfilling Governor Soludo’s manifesto promise of “providing cheap (and eventually free) Wi-Fi hotspots in public places to accelerate the State’s digital transformation.”Nigeria is the first African country to receive Starlink service making Anambra State one of the first States in Nigeria to use the cutting-edge technology of Starlink to provide free internet access to its citizens. This will have a transformative impact on the lives of young people in Anambra State.
CATHOLIC BISHOP ENGAGEMENT AT ONITSHA
E-ID Card Launch
I am delighted to share with you a significant milestone in the advancement of identity management in Anambra State. Under the visionary leadership of Governor Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo CFR, the Anambra State Government has successfully launched the eagerly awaited E-ID Card. As someone deeply committed to the progress of technology and its applications for societal development.
The E-ID Card is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at modernizing identity management within the State civil service. It boasts robust security features, including biometric authentication, encryption, and other cutting-edge digital elements.
Anambra State is one of the leading states in Nigeria committed to leveraging technology to enhance the lives of its citizens and streamline government operations. Our approach includes the adoption of Microsoft Office 365, a suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools. The adoption of Microsoft Office 365 represents a significant milestone in our digital transformation journey. This suite of cloud-based applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint, empowers our civil servants to work more efficiently and collaboratively.
My heartfelt commendation to Governor Chukwuma C. Soludo for his visionary efforts to advance the digital capabilities of the civil service in Anambra State. His recent initiative to distribute laptops and desktops to civil servants is a significant step towards enhancing efficiency and public service delivery. Governor Soludo’s commitment to the adoption of ICTs in the civil service is laudable, as it not only increases productivity but also fosters transparency and trust between the government and the governed.
In line with Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s vision to make Anambra a technologically vibrant state, the ICT Agency has taken significant steps to propel this vision forward. Recently, we initiated discussions with the Tony Blair Institute, a renowned organization with a proven track record of driving digital transformation in developing and emerging states.
Prior to formalizing this collaboration, the Department of Strategy Execution and Evaluation (SEE), responsible for monitoring and evaluating state projects, engaged with the ICT Agency.
The Anambra State Tech Revamp initiative was launched under the visionary leadership of His Excellency, Governor Charles Soludo, who envisions a future where technology plays a central role in every aspect of our state’s development. In line with this vision, I, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, was appointed as the Managing Director of the Anambra State ICT Agency, reaffirming the government’s commitment to technological advancement. The primary goal of the Anambra State Tech Revamp initiative is to foster a collaborative environment between the tech community, government project consultants, and businesses within the state. Our objectives include:
TECH TRAINING FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS.
This collaborative effort involves the Anambra State Ministry of Health, the Office of the Special Adviser on Medicals and Pharmaceuticals, and the Anambra ICT Agency. Our goal is to deliver on your strategic objective of providing quality, affordable, and easily accessible healthcare to Ndi Anambra, regardless of their location.
Telemedicine, as you are aware, leverages technology to enable patients to consult with healthcare professionals remotely. It utilizes video calls, phone calls, and secure messaging platforms to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare providers.
WIKIMEDIA USER GROUP NIGERIA
The Anambra State Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Agency and Wikimedia Foundation hosted a groundbreaking digital literacy training for civil society organizations in Anambra State
The event took place on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anambra State ICT Agency headquarters in Awka.Participants will learn about the basics of digital literacy, including how to use computers, the internet, and social media effectively. They will also learn about digital safety and security.