The information revolution, in conjunction with the unprecedented diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICTs), has been widely hailed as “Africa’s revolution.” Optimism about the contributions of ICTs to African development is most pervasive in the context of governance. The expectation is that these technologies will enhance the capacity of state institutions to bridge the gap between political leaders and the governed. This has resulted in many “e-governance” or “e-government” projects and programmes in many African countries. However, for many, e-governance is understood as the presence of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) on static and stale websites.
Africa presents an interesting case for an understanding of e-governance because of its vast population and increased ICT diffusion in the continent.
These are the issues that prompted the establishment of the annual Covenant University Conference on E-Business & E-Government in Nigeria (CUCEEN). The Conference is organized by Center for E-Business & E-Government Research, Covenant University, Nigeria.
CUCEEN provides a platform for academics, researchers, policymakers and practitioners to discuss these issues from various perspectives with the specific purpose of bridging theory and practice and strategizing pathways toward effective utilization of ICTs for businesses, good governance, civic engagement and participation particularly in the context of emerging democracies.
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