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TIGA Awards 2011: Celebrating Excellence in eGovernment

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TIGA_2011_Logo1The competition for the prestigious Technology in Government in Africa Awards (TIGA) for 2011 has opened. The education category of the awards is organised jointly with the eLearning Africa Conference and Scholarship Trust.

The competition for the third TIGA Technology in Government Awards 2011 has opened. The awards are organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and supported by the Government of Finland. This biennial event recognises African governments’ effective use of ICTs for public services and raises awareness for the role of ICTs for the development process. The deadline for entries is February 28th.

One of the awards – in the category on “Improved Educational Services Through the Use of ICTs” – is organised jointly with the eLearning Africa Conference and Scholarship Trust.

The TIGA Awards are presented to African governments and institutions based on the Continent that are engaged in initiating, developing and implementing ICTs for public service, thereby contributing to the development of the Information Society in Africa.

In 2009, twelve innovative projects from ten African countries have won a TIGA award, amongst them the “Women Healthcare Mobile Unit Project” of the Ministry of Communication and IT of Egypt. The project provides educational resources and tools to radiologists, radiographers, surgeons and other health professionals in managing breast cancer. Botswana’s Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology was rewarded for its “Connecting Communities – Kitsong Centre” project which enables rural communities gain access to eServices and develop an ICT culture.

Further information about categories as well as terms and conditions for entering the competition is available at www.uneca.org/tiga.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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