WEF Seeks Partnership for IT Growth in Nigeria


The World Economic Forum (WEF) and CWG Plc, Africa’s largest IT Integration Company are to partner on boosting the African IT sector and give opportunity for growth.

This formed part of an interactive session when a delegation of the World Economic Forum went on a familiarisation tour of the CWG Plc facilities at the company’s corporate headquarters in Lagos recently.

WEF delegates, Associate Director and Head of Africa membership, Ms. Jesmane Boggenpoel and Assamoi, Community Lead Business Engagement, Africa, Mr. Bertrand were at CWG on the invitation of the founder, Austin Okere, for an interactive session at CWG headquarters.

CWG highlighted its offerings to the public and private sector that are positioned to enable growth across Africa since its inception in 1992.

According to Agada, CWG is desirous of WEF’s support in promoting and grooming IT solutions and services in Africa. He particularly mentioned the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN) phase 2, which is being rolled out again, saying it will enable growth of capacity, especially among the youths. He also mentioned that Government support is needed for the off-take of some of our solutions, particularly in improving CWG IGR – Internally Generated Revenue initiatives.