Conference Organizers

1. Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD): CITAD is an independent capacity building civil society organization working in the area of accountability, transparency and good governance and ICT4development.

Vision is: A knowledge-based democratic society free of hunger

Mission is Using ICTs to empower citizens for a just and knowledge based society that is anchored on sustainable and balanced development

CITAD sees technology as tool to promote sustainable development, good government and peaceful coexistence. It uses ICT to empower youth and women through access to information, skills and online mentoring opportunities (www.citad.org)

2. Modibbo Adama University, Yola (Mautech): Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola formally known Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa state Nigeria was established in 1981 by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide the much needed technologically skilled manpower for the nation. It is one of the Federal Universities recognized by National Universities Commission (NUC) to offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in different fields of Science and Technology. The University’s first set of 108 students graduated in the 1988/89 academics session. The University was merged to University of Maiduguri in the 1984, when it became the Modibbo Adama Campus (MACUM), of University of Maiduguri. However, in 1988, it was de-merged and granted full autonomy with the name reverted to Federal University of Technology, Yola. In 2011, the then President and Commander in-Chief, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR approved the change of the University’s name to Modibbo Adama University of Technology, (MAUTECH) Yola, effective from 1st October 2011.With students’ population of over twenty thousand , the University runs undergraduate and postgraduate programs in seven schools namely: School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT); School of Environmental Science (SES);School of Management and Information Technology (SMIT);School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS); School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET);School of Technology and Science Education (STSE) and School of Postgraduates Studies(SPGS).In addition to conventional full time programmes, the University runs Degree programs through its Distance Learning and Centres. Its Consultancy Services Unit also runs Diploma and Certificates in over twenty programmes. Teaching and Research in Science and Technology have been the main thrust of the University. These have been attracting to the University series of collaboration and partnership with foreign Universities, Corporate bodies, Government and non-Governmental Organizations. Six distinguished professors have successfully steered the affairs of the University as Vice Chancellors from it s inception (www.mautech.edu.ng)