By Abdullateef Aliyu | MD Officer, IEEE Nigeria Section
IEEE Nigeria Section takes membership drive effort to the just concluded 6th digital Africa conference 2018 at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center Abuja. The Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition is Africa’s premier consumer technology show which holds annually. This year’s edition was the 6th edition held from 5th – 7th June, 2018. The Conference provided perfect platform to showcase the IEEE brand and also presented an opportunity to spread the excellent work of IEEE in advancing technology for Humanity while networking with top government officials, entrepreneurs, and industry experts.
On the panellist for this year’s conference was the Africa Area Chair Prof. Gloria Chukwudebe represented by the Vice-Chair of Nigeria Section Oyewole John Funso-Adebayo that provided insight on the discussion title: “Exponential Education for the Development of Africa Focus Area”.
A booth was setup to showcase the institute and various projects the section is currently undergoing in capacity building, action for industry, SIGHT and upcoming conferences. The IEEE booth recorded more than 100 visitors among which are the Nigeria minister communication technology Bar. Adebayo Shittu, Senator Ben Bruce representing Bayelsa East of Nigeria, several director generals of agencies in Nigeria to mention but a few. New members were recruited and renewal activities were conducted for existing members.
The 3 days conference focused on the great achievements in Science and Technology in Africa as well as charts a course for the future. Africa has the world’s oldest record of human technological achievement, unfortunately, only a few are aware of these accomplishments, as the history of Africa, beyond ancient Egypt, is seldom publicized.