• Understand the current challenges in higher education and determine requirements for an appropriate response.
  • Highlight the role of the REN in overcoming the major challenges.
  • Define a roadmap and action plan for effective support for Nigerian R&E during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Theme: The role of the REN in the response of Nigerian Higher Education to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: Thursday 30 July 2020 Wednesday 5 August 2020 Time: 11:00 – 13:30 WAT

Convenor: Professor Charles Uwadia, – Chair, Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative and President, Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN)

Moderator: Professor Tanko Ishaya – Chairman, Committee of ICT Directors of Nigerian Universities

Target Audience: Administrators and Directors of ICT in Nigerian Higher Education and Research Institutes

Registration: https://bit.ly/RegisterForTheRoleofTheRENWebinar


  • Welcome remarks by the convenor
  • Setting the stage by the moderator
  • Interactive session –  state of affairs (with audience participation tools)
  • Research and Education Networking in Nigeria – an update on available tools and services.
  • Interactive discussion for next steps
  • Closing remarks