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On - e-NIGERIA

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FORUM

"IT AND THE FUTURE OF NIGER DELTA"

IMPERATIVES FOR YOUTH IT EDUCATION & ENTREPRENERUSHIP

Delivered at: THE MUSA Yar’ Aduah International Conference Centre, Abuja ,

Date: Tuesday 18th May 2010

PRESENTER: CHRIS UWAJE (FIAP, FNCS) Entrepreneurships

PRSIDENT INSTITUTE OF SOFTWARE PRACTITIONERS OF NIGERIA (ISPON)

SAT 19th.

MAY2010

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

This Presentation will

  • Introduce basic concepts of IT & Knowledge Societies

  • Analyze its Characteristics & the role of Nigerian Youths.

  • Examine Appropriate Technologies Resolving the Niger Delta Issues

  • Proffer Solutions and make Recommendations on the way forward for Niger Delta Youth Restiveness.

Section One

Section Two

Section Three

Section Four

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NIGER DELTA & CHALLENGES OF KNOWLEDGE REVOLUTION

A BIG SUBJECT

THE KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRY:

How is it organized? How does it work?

IT & NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT:

MYTH, REALITY OR PARADOX?

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SOURCES, REFERENCES & CONTRIBUTORS

  • Philip Emeagwali - Baltimore DC/USA

  • Prof. Manny Aniebonam - George Washington University DC.

  • Chief Ebitimi Banigo (OFR) Group Chair, Allstates Trust Bank Plc.

  • Prof. Turner Isoun -Former Minister FMST

  • Prof. G. O. Ajayi (DG NITDA)

  • Prof. Bolaji Aluko Howard University DC.

  • Prof. Vesper Owei GWU DC/USA

  • Chief Jimson Olufuye - CEO Kontemporary Komputers, Abuja

  • Pius Okigbo Jr. CEO Infosoft

  • Engr. Ernest Ndukwe - (EVC. NCC)

  • Prof. Joseph Lawrence Howard University DC.

  • Dr. Ibrahim Aminu (NUC Abuja)

  • Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu CEO: CYBERSCHUUL - The Parable

  • Gbenga Sesan (IT Youth Champion)

  • Dr. Fred Mednick - Founder, Teachers without Boarders

  • Joy Tang - Founder Aids Refief Foundation (ARF)

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Introduction

The current development status of the Niger Delta region is, perhaps, best described as one of the incredible paradoxes of our time!

On the surface, the general impression of the Niger Delta in the mind of the outsider is that of a gigantic economic reservoir of national and international importance, with rich endowment of oil and gas resources, which are methodically being processed into the international economic system.

This is against the backdrop of stupendous natural economic endowment and the implicit potentials and vast opportunities for rapid socio-economic transformation. Yet, in reality, the Niger Delta is a region depicting various manifestations of administrative and development neglect, crumbled social infrastructure and services, high unemployment, social deprivation, abject poverty, filth and squalor, as well as endemic conflict and consequential social conflagration.

In general, enormous possibilities abound in terms of the abundance of raw materials for possible industrial development of the region, but which potentials remain presently unrealized. In addition to the vast oil and gas deposits, the region is blessed with good agricultural land, extensive forests, excellent fisheries as well as a well-developed industrial base, large labour force, a strong banking system and a vibrant private sector. However, amazingly juxtaposed with this region’s fantastic potential for economic growth and sustainable development is also the burden of deteriorating economic and social conditions that have been largely undermined or ignored by contemporary policies and actions (see Jonathan, 2004:20-21).

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  • Indeed, the foregoing accounts represent amazing paradoxes, in which the local inhabitants are being subjected to the scourge of abject poverty and suffering in the midst of plenty!

  • The paradoxes of poverty in the midst of plenty have generated several perceptions about oil and gas endowments wherein it is viewed as a curse and a double-edged sword

  • The data presented in this report reveal some troubling findings and deep ironies such as falling life expectancy in an age of blockbuster oil prices, poor energy availability in a region that provides one fifth of the energy needs of the United States of America, the need to “import” fuel to a region that produces over 2million barrels of crude oil per day, impassable roads or total lack of access roads in a region that produces the wealth that has funded gigantic infrastructural developments in other areas of the country.

  • This report analyses the various dimensions of the dismal human development situation in the Niger Delta with a view to developing an agenda for a people-centred development that is significantly base on the enormous natural and human capital in the region.

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A Double-Edged Sword

The positive blessing of oil resource derives mainly from the huge financial resources it generates for oil producing countries.

It is an internationally traded commodity that attracts foreign exchange. For most developing countries faced with capital constraint, therefore, oil is a quick source of capital accumulation or foreign direct investment.

Countries without oil are thus unable to overcome to overcome capital shortage, a major developmental inhibition. Also, huge revenues are realized from the wide differential between unit production cost and economic rent, royalties, petroleum taxes, oil export, etc.

Between 2000 and 2002, total oil revenues to OPEC member states grossed $606 billion (OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet, June 2003). If management of those oil-related revenues is based on transparency, accountability and fairness, oil revenues will become a source of substantial benefit for the population.

Negative development outcomes are similarly associated with oil and, indeed, mineral production in general. One manifestion of such outcomes is the tendency for an inverse relationship between economic growth and natural resource abundance. Another outcome is the sustained poor performance on such social indicators as education and health. These oil-related negative outcomes have come to be refered to as oil resource curse, which operates through a number of channels.

Source: Garyand Karl, 2003.

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Rationale for a human development approach to the niger delta

Rationale for a Human Development Approach to the Niger Delta

From the onset in 1996, the UNDP has produced four Human Development Reports (notably in 1996, 1998, 2000/2001 and 2004) on Nigeria. However this is the first Human development Report to be produced by UNDP for a sub-national geo-political region, the Niger Delta. Given the board existence of six geo-political zones in Nigeria, apart form the alternative structural classification into 36 states and the FCT, the subject matter attention to the Niger Delta in this volume should be rationalized.

It may be recalled that one of the main conclusions of the Nigerian Human Development Reports 1996 (UNDP, 1996) was that “wide regional disparities is Nigeria’s Achille’s heel- the primary source of its perennial conflict, political instability and social unrest.” it is evident that since 1996 and from the degeneration in the Niger Delta that the regional disparities in Nigeria has not closed. It is also evident that in spite of the ongoing Reform programmes, the human development conditions of the Niger Delta population remain adversely affected by inequities in the allocation of oil and gas rent and by the degradation of the Niger Delta environment by oil spills and gas flares. The inequities and the consequent rise in the intensity and frequency of open conflicts in the Niger Delta is a threat to Nigeria.

The potentially adverse impacts of the Niger Delta crises on Nigeria and indeed on Africa, make the current focus on the Human Development Situation in the Niger Delta in the Nigerian Human Development Reports 2006 imperative and timely. The reports serves as an instrument for reviewing the multi-dimensional nature of the problem and its history as well as the consequences of the Niger Delta problem on the income, education, life expectancy of the population in the Niger Delta as well as on the sustainability of the environment of the Niger Delta. The rest of the sub-section reviews briefly, some of the casual factors to the Niger Delta problem such as the traditional development planning, the problems of revenue allocation, the failure of governance and so on that have contributed to the state of human development in the Niger Delta region.

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Pitfalls of traditional development planning

Pitfalls of Traditional Development Planning

Development planning tradition in Nigeria, in the modern sense dates back to the formative ten-year national development plan, earmarked for the period 1946-1955, and prepared by the colonial administration.

However, upon attainment of political independence in 1960, the successive post-colonial governments had initially prepared mostly medium termed development plans, namely 1962-68, 1970-74, 1975-80 and 1981-85.

These were later followed by a series of two-year rolling plans between 1990 and 1998. Notably, the philosophy behind each of these efforts was often associated with the income-centered development paradigm.

But, these earlier development plans had tended to be short-term and based on official convictions, thereby lacking the essential civil society and grassroots inputs or participation. Hence, those plans were also not far-reaching, longitudinal or sufficiently symmetrical in scope and coverage, in a way that the inclusive goals of human development could have been roundly pursued. In most cases, traditional planning efforts had amounted to ends in themselves, eventually ending up practically non-implementable or, at best, being largely unimplemented. Such planning psychology had often negated the demands of balancing planning ideals with the imperatives of sectoral or regional implementation.

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STATES PER CENT POVERTY LEVEL FOOD POVERTY LEVELS AS

MESSURED BY 2900 CALORIES

SOURCE: FOS (2004) “REPORT ON NIGERIA LIVING STANDARD SURVEY - 2003/2004 Pg. 78, 81

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDICES - 2005

NOTE: GEM could not be computed for Nigeria at that time, due to unavailability of data. Source:

HDR (2005) Country Fact Sheets

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THE INFORMATION AGE

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THE FUTURE

?

?

THE FUTURE IS AT YOUR FINGER-TIPS!

CREATING AN INNOVATIVE FUTURE FOR NIGER DELTA PEOPLE (CHILDREN/STUDENTS ) IS A ‘TASK’ THAT MUST BE DONE BY ALL OF US,WORKING AS A TEAM’

LET US COMPUTERIZE NIGERIA NOW - AND WIN THE BATTLE FOR

GLOBALIZATION, COMPETITIVENESS AND DIGITAL DIVIDE?

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THE 21ST CENTURY IS

CREATING

AN ELECTRONIC MACHINE &

KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY

AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT!

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CONCEPT AND DEFINITIONS

WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE?

DIFFICULT QUESTION WITH COMPLEX ANSWERS!

In Contemporary Strategy and Information Science Literature, knowledge is broadly viewed from various dimensions and its comparative capacities.

Davenport and Prusak (1998) define knowledge as

“ A fluid mix of framed experience, values, contextual information and expert insight that provides a framework for evaluating and incorporating new experiences and information”

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Section Two:CHARATERISTICS OF IT-DRIVEN DOMAIN FACTS

Existing facts show that we require the followings for knowledge success

Vision &

Mission

Innovative

Ideas

Skilled

Manpower

Resources

Baseline Study

Enabling Environment

&

Government Incentive

Sound

Business Plan

Policy

Dynamic Institution &

organizational capacities

Basic Research and

Development Culture

The Knowledge Society

Task Champions

Venture

Capital

National Information Infrastructure (NII)

IT Domestication

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IT AND THE FUTURE OF NIGER DELTA ??

  • IN GENERAL TERMS, THE FUTURE OF NIGER DELTA LIES IN:

  • THE 5 ABILITY THEORY AS FOLLOWS:

  • INNOVATABILITY

  • PLANABILITY

  • DESIGNABILITY

  • BUILDABILITY, AND

  • MAINTAINABILITY

Time is running

out

STOP PRESS

WHAT IS THE CORPORATE FUTURE OF UNIVERSITY OF NIGERA?

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CORE LOGIC

The principle, core logic and trend for global development championed by a particular nation or nations remain the same in any economy revolution – that is “ the industry goes in search of the raw material and not vice versa” In the new economy therefore, there can be no emergence and concrete and/or significant development of the knowledge industry, unless it is anchored in a vibrant Software and R&D industry.

The raw material is Human Brain.


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Principles of Knowledge Incubation

  • AIMS OF IT & KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRY

  • The main role of Information Technology or Knowledge (IT) (K) Parks is to:

  • Harness team-based multi-dimensional ideas and skills and

  • Incubatesame into rare knowledge – which is

  • Further mashed into intricincate intelligence - that

  • Bare policies, establish industries and institution,

  • Produce products and services and

  • Sustained by continuos training, learning and R&D for global competitiveness.

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Transportation

Air, Sea & Road

Industry

Health

Banking/Finance

Agriculture

Tourism

Education

Recreation

Law

Home

Enforcement

Police

National Defence

Army,

Government

Air Force & Navy

Religion

Federal, State

& Local

GLOBALIZATION: THE REAL CHALLENGES

GLOBALIZATION

&

IT CHALLENGES

THE KNOWLEDGE

DIMENSION

KNOWLEDGE AS REVENUE BASKET

Source: (Modified)

Obong. Dr E. Ekuwem

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KEY ISSUES

DOMESTICATING TECHNOLOGY

Local Technology Development

Initiative

Skilled

Manpower & Expertise

Research & Development

Education

National Information Infrastructure (NII)

INDUSTRY

SPEED :

THE NEW ECONONY?

  • ICT as the 4th Logical Revolution

  • Dwindling Political Will

  • Abandoned Classrooms

  • Low investment in S&T , R&Dand IT

  • Knowledge Importation induced by Globalization

  • Obsolete facilities

K

K

GOVERNMENT

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21ST CENTURY FORECAST

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21ST CENTURY FORECAST

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PARKS

SECTION THREE

IT Park as Solution to Niger Delta Crisis ?

Why do you need IT Park?

IT PARK DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF LEADERS IN EDUCATIONIT PARK SUCCESS STRATEGY AND BENEFITS .

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IT PARK: THE 21ST CENTURY KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRY

WHAT IS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PARK?

The concept of modern Science & IT Parks is derived from the emergence of the SILICON VALLEY.

It is also know as “Smart Parks”. Simply defined, an IT Park is a convergence of High Technology entities and centres of knowledge - creating and designing solutions that respond to the challenges of the Information Age.

It is the 21st Century’s foremost economic and industry direction - where knowledge is the core product for competitiveness. This high-technology environment is now acclaimed world-wide as the best strategic response to the social, political and economic development framework - presently known to man.

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THE 21ST CENTURY KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRY

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY PARK LAHORE PAKISTAN

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THE KNOWLEDGE FRONTIER

SELECTING APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES

ONE WORLD ONE MARKET PLACE

Information Technology has become a subject of great importance and concern to all mankind. This subject has and will continue to have a critical impact on EDUCATION, global business, governance, trade and commerce, market share, labour, productivity and general development. Indeed, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a subject of global "trade and commerce".

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US COMPUTER CONVULSION 2000 - 2008

IMPACT ANALYSIS ON IT DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH

  • The shares of US households with personal computers rose from 22 to 73 per cent

  • Annual US shipment of personal computers increased from $9 million to $960 billion

  • US households with Internet access went from 0 to 86 per cent

  • Total global Web sites grew from US$313,000 to US$859 billion

  • Sales by US Software Firms went from US$193 million to US$1.5 Trillion

  • Microsoft with its Windows product controlled 84.9% of global personal computers and is (currently) the richest man on Earth!

  • By developing Software Technology, Microsoft Corporation has earned in 25 years what General Motors was unable to earn in 100 years of its establishment!

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Architecture and Design

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IT PARK INFRASTRUCTURE: (INTERNET/COMMUNICATION BACKBONE: VSAT)

IT PARK COMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIVITY MODEL

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Networking

@

@

@

@

@

H

O

H

C

NETWORKING???

WE NETWORK BUILDINGS:

  • OFFICE,

  • HOME,

  • CYBERCAFE,

  • HOTEL, ETC

NOW IS TIME FOR

HEAD-NETWORKING

Learning has become

a life-long process

Knowledge

Networking

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Back to school it parks as the new knowledge industry

@

Knowledge Park

BACK TO SCHOOL !IT PARKS AS THE NEW KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRY

TRUTH IS,

WE MUST ALL GO BACK TO SCHOOL -

THE KNOWLEDGE PARK

  • AS DIASPORA BRAIN GAIN LAB

  • FOR NATIONAL EDUCATION RECONSTRUCTION

  • FOR CREATION OF WEALTH

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OVERVIEW OF IT PARK MODEL

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Understanding it tools

UNDERSTANDING IT TOOLS

TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are tools that facilitate the production, transmission, processing, use and storage of knowledge information.

  • Tools

    • traditional tools: printed words, radio, TV

    • ‘new’ tools: PCs, FAX, telecommunication system, Notebook, cell phone, PDAs, etc.

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Source: ARF-TWB 2002 - Modified


Unique characteristics of it parks

Unique Characteristics of IT Parks

  • Incubating knowledge value chains

  • Key enabler in the creation of networks

  • Fosters the extraction and dissemination of intelligent systems and solutions

  • Efficient gains in production process, distribution, employment, global markets and competitiveness

  • Creates innovative business models and clusters of new industries as well as SMART Governance

  • Domesticates Technology for global competition

  • Promotes quality and quality assurance

  • Accelerates capacity building and mass diffusion of knowledge.

  • Act as engine room and catalyst for RD&D.

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Source: ARF-TWB 2002 - Modified


It knowledge development dynamics

Media

  • Timely & accurate content delivery

  • Strengthen ‘outbound’ communication channel

  • Solutions to Assist in ICT Development

  • Produce Balanced & Positive Information & Image of Africa

Policy

  • Dynamic Institution

  • Regulatory Framework

  • Transparency & Inclusion

  • Global Participation

  • Training

  • Knowledge workforce

  • Vision and Leadership

  • ICT Multipliers

  • Center of Excellence

Human

Capacity

  • Access

  • Digital Communities

  • Relative Ubiquity

  • Strategic Technology Domestication & Adoption

Infrastructure

Local content

&

applications

  • Access to Global/Local Markets

  • Finance and Credit

  • Entrepreneurs

  • eCommerce

  • Ibestment Incentives

  • Global Commercial Law

  • Relevance and Useability

  • Language Compatibility

  • Affordability

  • Development Applications

  • Indigenous knowledge

Enterprise

IT & Knowledge Development Dynamics

Applications

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Source: ARF-TWB 2002 - Modified


The role of and governance government

The Role of and Governance / Government

  • POLITICAL WILL TO DEVELOP

  • Creating the enabling environment

  • Building Human Capacities and Skills

  • EMPOWER & MOTIVATE THE CITIZENRY

  • G2E: Government to Environment

  • G2S: Government to Society

  • G2W: Government to Workforce

  • G2C: Government to Citizen

  • G2B: Government to Business

  • G2G: Government to Government

FACEBOOK?

WHY NOT HEAD BOOK?

HEAD & TEAM NETWORKING:

Are We

Ready?

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It park and governance government

IT Park and Governance / Government

  • Internet-based Initiative (information dissemination)

  • National, state and local government initiatives (India and Brazil has many successes)

  • Peace promotion initiative

  • E-Government to facilitate business

  • E-Government to increase transparency and fight corruption

  • E-Government to promote healthcare and education

  • Readiness for e-Government depends on political will, existing information policy, telecommunication infrastructure, connectivity ICT usage by government, human capital within government, existing budgetary resources, officials’ readiness for change

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It park for better social development

IT Park for Better Social Development

  • Sharing of information in a timely and efficient manner

  • Providing a platform for debate

  • Fostering new partnerships

  • Creating, accessing and updating accessible databases

  • Getting second opinion for specific diagnosis continuing medical education

  • Promoting acceptable practices

  • Collaborative Research & Development

Health

Information

System

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It park for better social development1

IT Park for Better Social Development

  • Improving collaborative efforts to save time and resources

  • Enhancing patient education

  • Enhancing prevention

  • Bypassing confidentiality problems and taboos

  • Elaborating better policies, programs and priorities

  • Providing content moderation

  • Increasing content relevance

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It park education

IT PARK & Education

Techno-Preneurship Challenges & Opportunities

  • Intensive Research (RD&D)

  • Teacher / mentor training

  • Multi-site distance learning

  • E-Learning & Tele-Medicine

  • Virtual library

  • Acceleration of local content creation

  • Just-in-time off shore delivery

  • Techno-Preneurship opportunities

Source: ARF 2002 - Modified

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Knowledge and its applications

Health

Arts & Crafts

eCommerce

Knowledge and Its Applications

eLearning

Transportation

Tourism

agriculture & environment

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Example:Mobile Solutions Platform This ‘K’ Platform provides a rich framework for developing and delivering mobile data applications

Devices

Mobile Solutions Platform

Backend Processes

ACA

.NET

Corporate Data

Laptop

PC

Offline Mobile

Applications

Offline

MS SQL

Oracle

FlatFiles

Tablet

PC

Sybase

DB2

Browser / WAP

Applications

BizTalk

Pocket

PC

Backend Apps

Legacy

Apps

Seibel

MMIS

Online Email & PIM

Palm

SAP

Clarify

GSM Data

HSCSD

GPRS

Wireless LAN

Infrared

Bluetooth

Cradle

Mail / PIM / News

Java

Devices

MS Exchange

2000 & 5.5

PIM Synchronisation

Lotus Notes

Synchrologic

Smart

Phone

External Websites

.NET

Stock Quotes

Yahoo

Adaptive Rendering

WAP

Phone

CNN

Horoscopes

Weather

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Source: Accenture 2002 - Modified


Global development competitiveness

Public / Private

Non Profit

Nat’l Orgs

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

K

K

K

K

K

K

C

Local

Network

Global Development & Competitiveness

Role of Knowledge (IT) Parks

KNOWLEDGE MULTIPLIERS & INCUBATORS

Nat’l Orgs &

Institutions

International

(satellite)

Network

National

Network

Communication

Information &

Resources

(wireless)

Internet

Internet

Access

Access

Resources

Local Organizations

& Institutions

Local Organizations

& Institutions

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Source: ARF-TWB modified


Knowledge park models

Software Development Parks

·Application Engineering

·          Testing Centres/Standards

·    Documentation &Packaging Companies

Strategic Industry planning

for engineering

Science and Technology Parks

·Basic Research

·          Applied Research

·          Industrial Research

·          Curriculum R &D

·Nano Technology RD&D

  • Knowledge Park Promoters

  • & Investors

  • Public Institution Parks

  • Private R&D Parks

  • Joint Venture Parks

  • Government Financed

  • Financial Institutions

ICT Parks

·Telecommunications

·          Internet & Communication

·          Electronics/Micro-Electronics

·          Hardware Prototyping

Education & Celebration

·     Planning and Design

·    Curriculum Development.

·    Content & Communication

·    Training the Trainers

·    Authoring Research

Health Research Parks

·Bio-Informatics

·          Pharmaceutical Research

·          Health Care Planning

·          Human Specimen Research

Key Industry Incubation Parks

·Oil and Gal/Petro-Chemical

·         Energy/Chemical

·          Agriculture/Food Security

·          Infrastructure/Engineering

·          Entertainment/Social

Knowledge Park Models

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Source: ARF-TWB modified


Building the knowledge army creating wealth locally

Building the Knowledge ArmyCreating Wealth Locally

BRAIN GAIN INCUBATORS

Government Policy

Business Community

Nanoscience & Knowledge

Industry

SKILL

RD&D

NANO

Technology

Rural Community

IT Society

Education

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Source: ARF-TWB modified


Knowledge products

Laptop

CameraPC/Video

Cell Phone

Fax

Printer

Handheld

Pager

KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS

YOUTH INCLUSION

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Source: ARF-TWB modified


National wealth cycle project collaboration

Software Application of Technology & IS

NATIONAL WEALTH CYCLEProject Collaboration

KnowledgePortal

Community Products

Industry-Academia Connect

Community Products

Profits

INNOVATION

Profits

Public

Sector

Private Sector

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Accelerating the knowledge process an architecture of development that mirrors the internet

International

Africa

Local

IT BASELINE STUDY

Legislation

Institutions

Policy

Infrastructure

Products

Human Capital

Skills

Social Application of Technology & IS

  • Teachers

  • Cultural Groups

  • Youth

  • Wpman Empowerment Group

  • Local Arts & Crafts

  • Local Spiritual Leadership

  • Producers

  • Small & Medium Scale Ind.

STAKE HOLDERS: NATIONAL I‘K‘T LOBBY

Accelerating the Knowledge ProcessAn Architecture of Development that Mirrors the Internet

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Integrating the knowledge partners networking the networks

ONE

NETWORK

IT Society

Parks

Government

NGOs

Business

Community

Multilateral

Agency

Development

Agency

Integrating the Knowledge PartnersNetworking the Networks

Policy

Infrastructure

Institutions

Access

Investment

Content

Incentive

Capacities

Security

Legislation

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Source: ARF-TWB modified


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SUMMARY

Section Four

  • NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY WILL RULE OUR FUTURE WORLD, IT’S MASTERY WILL SAVE NATIONS FROM BEING SUBMERGED AND DUMPED INTO THE UNWRITTEN HISTORY OF INFORMATION SOCIETY.

  • Knowledge will remain the socio-continium of human existence, only the wise will seek it, for therein lies the survival of nations.

  • No one will develop our knowledge economy for us, unless we do it by ourselves…dead or alive, the bird is in our hands and collectively we bear the responsibility of what it eventually becomes (dead or alive!)

  • The success of any nation lies in its education system and the worthiness of its citizenry - developed through an equitable and meritous value system.

  • Globalization and global competitiveness have become a complex knowledge Olympiad, where only the very skilled survive. We must therefore re-connect with Nigerians in Diaspora to be competitive and win.

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RECOMMENDATION

  • 1.Declare IT as a National emergency worthy of a very special funding and budgetary allocation – incorporating incentives to investors.

  • 2.Establish the following Institutional Framework to power and drive Niger Delta IT development comparable to International Standards:

  • a.Niger Delta INFOTAINMENT CENTRE

  • b.NIGER DELTA Outsourcing/BPO Centres

  • c.Make Schooling mandatory in all Niger Delta education Institutions.

  • d.Linkage with Niger Delta Knowledge in the Diaspora

  • f. Establish Residential Knowledge/IT Parks and challenge Niger Deltans.

  • 3. Ensure that a YOUTH IT Advisory Board is established without further delay.

ENGAGING THE KNOWLEDGE REVOLUTION


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CHRIS UWAJE

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IT Forever!

ENGAGING THE KNOWLEDGE REVOLUTION


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