Management of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has participated in the just ended World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland, which would help champion key priority projects in Ghana and the sub-region.
This year's event was on the theme: "Information and Communication Technologies for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."
The team participated in workshops on; "Emerging Technologies for Digital Transformation - How to Maximize benefits for Societies and Economies, Tech Start-Ups for Sustainable Development Goals, and Multi-stakeholder's Approach in Combating Hoax and Disinformation in the Digital Age, among others.
A statement issued by the Corporate Affairs Department of GIFEC said the event, which took place from April 8 - 13, marked the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the WSIS Forum.
It said the Administrator of GIFEC, Mr Abraham Kofi Asante, accompanied by Mr Akwasi Owusu Sarpong, Research Manager, represented the Fund at the Forum.
It said the five-day event, witnessed official engagement with principal International Telecommunication Union (ITU) actors on the sector's strategic priority projects.
"They also participated in thematic ICT workshops and substantial contributions made on the floor of ITU High-Level Meetings by the Administrator of GIFEC," it said.
The statement said Mr Asante, assisted by Eric Kofi Nkansah, Managing Director of Accra Digital Centre (ADC), engaged with the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau on the ITU's Smart Incubator Programme, launched in Durban, South Africa, last year, at the Telecom Worlds event.
It said the engagement with ITU, represented by Mr Alexander Ntoko, the Chief of Operations and Planning Department, saw the acceptance of Ghana's initiative by ITU in championing the Smart Incubator programme within the sub-region.
"Mr Nkoto further gave an indication on future signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between ITU and ADC on the Smart Incubator Programme," it added.
Overall, GIFEC stood to benefit from championing key priority projects of ITU within Ghana and the sub-region.