ABUJA, NIGERIA and our venue

The 12th ICT4D Conference, including all sessions and official networking events, will be held at the Sheraton Abuja Hotel, which offers a wide range of accommodation for conference attendees to book. A complimentary ICT4D Conference shuttle (morning and evening only) will be available to transport attendees back and forth from selected partner hotels.

Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja is the capital of Nigeria and home of the Nigerian government and many international organizations. It was built on the grass-covered Chukuku Hills in the central part of the country and has an international airport and expressways connecting the federal capital with other cities. Abuja is one of the safest metropolitan cites in Nigeria, and one of the wealthiest cities in Africa. [1]

Nigeria is one of the most populous countries, with one of the largest populations of youth in the world. It is set for one of the biggest population booms in world history, as it is expected to reach nearly 1 billion people by 2100 and come close to surpassing China.[2] In 2017 Nigeria emerged from recession driven mainly by the oil sector, and the country continues to face massive developmental challenges. The life expectancy in Nigeria is, unfortunately, the lowest in all of West Africa. And the humanitarian crisis due to regionalized armed conflict placed over 7 million people in need of urgent, life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2019. [3]

The Nigerian government works with international donors and development organizations on digital transformation with aims to improve health care, water sanitation, education, agriculture, governance, poverty alleviation. The emerging technology ecosystem in Nigerian is growing at a fast pace, with international investments steadily increasing and national focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Nigeria has the second most tech hubs in Africa, with 55. [4]

Abuja has excellent transport links to all parts of the country. Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport provides daily local and international flights serving major Nigerian cities, major African capitals and further afield.

Sheraton Abuja Hotel

Ladi Kwali Way, Abuja Nigeria

Located in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria, the Sheraton Abuja Hotel stands as a landmark, welcoming visitors with friendly, professional staff and good amenities. The hotel is conveniently located 2.9km to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and nearby to numerous shops and restaurants.

Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy spacious hotel rooms offering city or mountain views from private balconies, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a flat-screen TV. They can also take advantage of fitness facilities, including an outdoor pool, gym and tennis, squash and basketball courts and indulge in delicious cuisine, including steakhouse and Italian fare, in the five restaurants and bars.

For more information, visit www.marriott.com.au/hotels/travel/abvsi-sheraton-abuja-hotel

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Sources: [1] https://wikitravel.org/en/Abuja; [2] http://worldpopulationreview.com; [3] https://www.unocha.org/nigeria/about-ocha-nigeria, [4] https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/nigeria/overview#4