The African ICT Foundation has begun a re-engineering process, which it believes would help it to formulate, evaluate, and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovations and boost productivity that would spur growth, opportunity and progress.
The group in a statement in Lagos, signed by its executive secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Bassey, noted that the foundation intends to positively impact on the African economy, tackle attended challenges and avoid potential pitfalls.
Part of the re-branding, according to the statement is the inauguration of a new board of trustee to drive the affairs of the foundation in the coming years, for effective delivering of its objective.
The foundation at its inception had as its board member: Dr. Samuel I. Ikiddeh – NNPC as chairman, Engr. Emmanuel E. Ekuwem- –Teledom group, (now SSG to the Akwa Ibom State government), Engr. Lanre Ajayi – former ATCON president and Pinet Informatics Ltd. CEO, Mr. Aliyu D. Ibrahim – (NCC), Dr. Olufunsho Olusanya, rector, D S Adegbenro Ist Polytechnic, Itori Ogun State(Former ICT gateway Polytechnic, Itori Ogun State) and Rev. Oke Omezi, legal practitioner and pastor of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM).
Others are Mr. Usman A. Rufai, faculty of science, Computer Science Department, University of Lagos, and Prof. Effiong Johnson- University of Uyo.
Bassey explained that the foundation was poised to providing policymakers on the continent with high-quality information, analysis, and recommendations they can trust.
While expressing confidence of the new board of trustee to meet the objectives of the foundation, he promised that in all ramifications, it would adhere to a high standard of research integrity with an internal code of ethics grounded in analytical rigor, policy pragmatism, which would be separated from external direction or bias.