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Data-Driven Governance in Africa

Data-Driven Governance in Africa

Matching governance with disruptive technology

Today the emerging markets in Africa are competing for the largest share of foreign direct investments. If governed well, the money inflow would tackle challenges faced by most developing countries including climate change, poor sanitation, educational inequity, unpaved road and so forth.

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Strengthening trust in government is vital to attracting money inflows. I find it difficult to pinpoint what it takes to be a successful government. Perhaps you can help me by sharing your suggestions by clicking here. Though, I am sure on one aspect for success – the need for delivering good governance in the public sector.

An accountable and efficient government is crucial for sustainable development of peace, justice and strong institutions. For instance, let us take Nigeria for example, an African country with an estimated 192 million citizens living within borders. Such a large population demands regular census to present a reliable picture of the social characteristics (gender, income, etc.) and economic characteristics (quality of living standards, etc.) of a country.

In order to allocate budgets across education, basic infrastructure, food security, health, and climate change mitigation, it is necessary for the government to gather data on demographics, education, and other factors shaping a nation’s competitive advantage. A data-driven public sector can enhance transparency, and so weakens prevalent corruption activities.

Jacobs Edo Aphropean Partners

Among Africa’s leading advocates who push the digital agenda forward is Jacobs Edo, the author behind Digital Transformation: Evolving A Digitally Enabled Nigerian Public Service. Having lived over a decade in Austria’s capital city of Vienna as an executive at The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Jacobs Edo realised only too well the contrast of Austrian and Nigerian governance frameworks.

In his book, Jacobs Edo details the case of Nigeria’s ability to adopt and support the digital transformation of its public services. He discusses in simple and jargon free terms the guiding principles, approaches to digital transformation, and more.

Since its publication, the suggested solutions of public service digitalisation in Africa has reached global commendation. At Aphropean Partners’ Frontiers of Dialogue, Jacobs Edo shared his views on the opportunities and challenges of disruptive innovation and technology impacting Africa’s emerging economies through the path of digitalisation. Have a look at the highlights here.

Digitalisation allows one person to do what used to take ten, which is ideal for the efficiency of organisations and government, but not so much for employment security. There are very few jobs that are not in danger. It seems doubtful whether jobs, as we know them, will exist at all in the near future. Highly populated countries such as Nigeria are likely to be profoundly affected. The antidote towards the inevitable automated take over is good governance in order to attract the right kind of investments for developments in the education, agriculture and entrepreneurial sector.

What is your view on this?

Share your tips on how to improve the digital transformation in Africa for a chance to win a signed book by Jacobs Edo.

Now through to Friday 11 August 2017, you have the chance to get a signed copy of Jacobs Edo’s Digital Transformation: Evolving A Digitally Enabled Nigerian Public Service. Tell us about your experiences and recommendations in dealing with the public service in Africa. Send us a tip along with your full name and email address on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #AphropeanViews. We want to know the good, the bad and ugly. The best tips will be published in our upcoming newsletter and Aphropean Partners social media network on 1 September 2017 and announced at the upcoming Frontiers of Dialogue series held on 7 September 2017. For more info about the event email events@aphropean.com or read more here

 

 

Reference
http://www.digitaltransformation.com.ng
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Dr Dayo Olomu

Dr Dayo Olomu

As Africa’s No 1 Motivational Keynote Speaker in Europe and Vice Chairman, CIPD South London, Dr Dayo Olomu will share his insights on Staying Ahead in a Volatile Business Climate & Digital Age at the Afro-Austria Business Summit on 27 May 2017.

Dr Dayo Olomu is also a board member of Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and Founder of the Dayo Olomu Foundation.  He is an impactful business speaker with an innate ability to connect with his audience from the start. People relate to him in a very special way.

His client’s and audience call him credible, authentic, real, awesome, passionate and energetic. He delivers high content and educational value with cutting edge, innovative and practical ideas that

He is an impactful business speaker with an innate ability to connect with his audience from the start. People relate to Dr Dayo Olomu in a very special way. His client’s and audience call him credible, authentic, real, awesome, passionate and energetic. He delivers high content and educational value with cutting edge, innovative and practical ideas that

Dr Dayo Olomu delivers high content and educational value with cutting edge, innovative and practical ideas that inspire, challenge and motivate.

The Afro-Austria Business Summit is free, but places are limited, so registration is required. To register, please email events@aphropean.com, call +43 664 494 1020 or click this link.

Hon. Dayo Bush

Hon. Dayo Bush

As the former Chairman Hous Committee on Treaties  & Agreements at the House of Representatives in Nigeria, Hon. Dayo Bush will share his insights on Business Protection and Security at the Afro-Austria Business Summit on 27 May 2017.

An Architect by profession, Hon. Dayo Bush has distinguished himself as a thoroughbred and proficient professional in the Nation’s building and construction industry before his foray into partisan politics.

He has proficiently combined the primary goal of representation which is lawmaking for the general well-being of the people and the enhancement of the development of his constituency. Hon. Dayo Bush had at several times implemented interventionist programmes in the area of roads, security, electricity, water supply and educational support projects in some primary schools within the Federal Constituency.

Due to his vast knowledge and experience and relationship with his fellow representatives, Hon. Bush-Alebiosu has served on many committees of the House including National Security, Petroleum (Upstream) and was a former sub-committee Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other committees.

Hon. Dayo Bush had at several times implemented interventionist programmes in the area of roads, security, electricity, water supply and educational support projects in some primary schools within the Federal Constituency.

Due to his vast knowledge and experience and relationship with his fellow representatives, Hon. Bush-Alebiosu has served on many committees of the House including National Security, Petroleum (Upstream) and was a former sub-committee Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other committees.

The Afro-Austria Business Summit is free, but places are limited, so registration is required. To register, please email events@aphropean.com, call +43 664 494 1020 or click this link.

DI. Festus O. Imarhiagbe

DI. Festus O. Imarhiagbe

Festus Imarhiagbe is an Agricultural Consultant and Agribusiness expert. He studied Agricultural Economics, Farm Production and Management at the University of Agriculture, Vienna in Austria.

He is the founder of Fesima Agro Consultancy, an advisor on agronomy as well as farm management and guest lecturer at the College of Agriculture and Sustainable Development at Cuttington University, Suakoko in Liberia.

From 2015 to 2017, Festus went to support as a project team leader in farm management the Cuttington University in Liberia under the sponsorship of USAID,  and subsidy department of agricultural marketing board (AMA) of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

Key qualification in Agricultural economics, farm production and resource management; personal/team leadership management and counselling

He is specialised in plant biology, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, new agricultural-based products and commercialization of new crops (Agribusiness development); Entrepreneurship and Microenterprise, Value Chain Analysis in Commercial Agriculture and in agricultural marketing, quality production and sustainability.

Festus is also involved in animal feeds formulation, preservation and conservation; new applications of plants for food, flavour, fragrances, health and nutrition, dietary supplements, natural plant products and herbs.

He serves in educational institutions and as a co-worker in several farmers supports projects across West Africa¸and is currently involved in steering initiatives which seek to enhance economic opportunities including the establishment of the Agricultural Training Center (ATC) in Bong County, Liberia.

Jesse Ojobor, MSc, BSc

Jesse Ojobor, (M.Sc., B.Sc.) Jesse Ojobor is an International Expert on Industrial Resource Management, Cleaner Production, Optimization and Energy Efficiency. He is currently working within the Environment Branch at the United Nations Industrial Development organization (UNIDO) HQ, Vienna.

He has acquired over ten years professional working experiences in project conceptualization, development, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation with a particular focus on industrial waste management, water management, pollution hotspot analysis, resource efficiency and cleaner production.

He obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering and a Bachelor of Social Science (B.Sc) Degree in Geography and Regional Planning at University of Benin, Nigeria.

He has a solid track record in the delivery of technical cooperation projects, with specific expertise in the Sub-Sahara Africa region while acquiring knowledge and competencies within the Middle East, Arab Africa (MENA) and Asia Pacific regions.

Jesse has also developed programmes on Agribusiness and Rural Entrepreneurship Development; Poverty Reduction Human Security and Post-Crisis Rehabilitation; Women and Youth in Productive Activities which have been implemented in seventeen countries across the globe.

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