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Dr Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group, delivered the keynote ‘Innovation 4.0’, during the opening session of the STEM and Creativity Fest. in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Dr Salma emphasized that there are huge diverse opportunities for youth from the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’, which are embedded in the innovations that are fusing and integrating the physical, digital and biological spheres. She also stressed the need for Governments, Educational and Financial Institutions to update their policies and practices to ensure that holistic enabling environments are created for ‘start-ups and entrepreneurs’ to evolve and flourish across all sectors, particularly across the Agriculture value chain in Africa.

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eWorldwide Group has successfully organized and delivered 4 innovative workshops during the STEM and Creativity Fest. on 26th - 27th June, 2019 in Kaduna State, Nigeria in collaboration with the ICT Hub

1. Introduction to Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Block Chain, What does it mean to you?

2. Innova ...

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Organized a dynamic and interactive thematic workshop on the growing global challenges of internet addiction – impact to the youth and a nation. A great debate with regulators from around the world on how regulations, policies and AI can be competently used to ensure balanced and safe engagement in digital space

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-HiZFwSC8&t=113s ...

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The Chairperson and CEO, eWWG present ICT Policy Statement at the world summit on the Information Society + 10 (WSIS+10) at Centre International Conference Geneva (CICG), ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2014

Policy Statement: Dr. Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group Reflecting on the challenges and outcomes from WSIS, there is no doubt in my mind that it is essential to have comprehensive, inclusive, cross-cutting and integrated policies that reflect reality to ensure holistic sustainable development. However, my experience sadly demonstrates that many development policies remain in the ‘theoretical space’ and are often disconnected from the ground reality and practical social cultural constraints that impact the most vulnerable groups in society namely; the children, the women, the people with special needs and the elderly. Thus, the desired outcomes and impact of policies are greatly hindered and missed. I would therefore like to recommend that for WSIS +10 we pay greater attention to ensure that policies are practical, inclusive, implementable and most importantly measureable. Furthermore, greater consideration needs to be given for consultation and engagement to occur within and across all groups of society during the policy formulation process. I also believe that it is critical to develop more comprehensive policy implementation frameworks in the local national context. In addition, measureable holistic impact indicators at the social level need to be developed and more importantly reported on a regular basis. This will help encourage Countries to begin monitoring the impact aspects of their policies across the most vulnerable groups of society post implementation. Lastly, we must remember to keep in mind that policies need to be ‘fluid and dynamic’ to adapt to the ever changing environment of the digital society.