Tuesday, 8 April 2008

1st EuroAfrica-ICT Summit

For the first time, African and European scientists and policy-makers in the field of Information and Communication Technologies will be brought together 27 & 28 November 2008 in Lyon, France.

Being held in conjunction with the European Union’s "ICT Event", 25-27 November. Funded under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), the first ICT Summit between Europe and Africa aims to expand the dialogue between the European and African ICT research communities and the authorities of both regions.

To achieve this, the two-day summit will include:
  • high-level presentations from relevant European and African political authorities;
  • research and development awareness-raising sessions;
  • round-table discussions opportunities for networking and identifying new partners.
  • a specific session will be devoted to ICT research in the agriculture field in Africa.
In particular, opportunities for collaborative research in ICT under Call 4 within FP7, which will be announced in November 2008, will be highlighted.

Some 200 delegates are expected to attend, including ICT experts from Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, policy- and decision-makers, heads of stakeholder institutions and international organizations, and high-level representatives from the DG InfSo and other European Commission Directorates General. A Second EU-AfriCa ICT Summit will take place in sub-Saharan Africa in November 2009.

Organizer : EuroAfriCa-ICT project, funded by the EC’s DG Information Society and Media under FP7.
For further information, please : EuroAfriCa-ICT project website + Centre for International ICT Policies Central and West Africa (CIPACO)

CEMAFORAD 4 : Colloque Euro Méditéranéen et Africain d’approfondissement sur la formation à distance : Entre diversité et normalisation du 9 au 11 avril 2008 à Strasbourg (France). Le colloque CEMAFORAD a pour objectif majeur de contribuer au développement de la formation à distance en Europe, dans les pays du pourtour méditerranéen ainsi qu’en Afrique.

6th Annual Digital Africa Summit
April 15th-17th, 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference in 2008 will take an in depth look at technology convergence from an African perspective.