Hosted by IST-Africa Partner Countries since 2006, the annual IST-Africa Conference showcases African Information Society/ICT Adoption, Policy and Research Capacity Developments, Success Stories.
Focused on Information Society/ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development and Research Cooperation and Community Building, each conference brings together 500 senior representatives of leading Public, Private, Education and Research Sector Organisations from 50 countries to discuss policy, share insight and identify collaboration opportunities.
Core thematic priorities include: Cloud Computing; Cyber Security; Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage; eGovernment; eHealth; eInfrastructures and NRENs; ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility; ICT for Environmental Sustainability & eAgriculture; Information Society/ICT Regulatory Frameworks; IPv6; Living Labs and Innovation Spaces; Mobile Applications; Open Source Software; RFID and Networked Enterprise; Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills; and Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation.
Each IST-Africa Conference features an Opening Ministerial Roundtable focused on Policy and International Cooperation, a Closing Plenary focused on African Initiatives including Host Country Success Stories, and a Scientific Programme featuring parallel thematic tracks. Papers in the Conference Proceedings are selected through a double blind peer review process.
IST-Africa 2013 (29 - 31 May, Nairobi) is Hosted by the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MoHEST). Previous Conferences have been hosted by the Government of
- Tanzania - COSTECH (09 - 11 May 2012, Dar es Salaam)
- Botswana - DRST (11 - 13 May 2011, Gaborone)
- South Africa - DST (19 - 21 May 2010, Durban)
- Uganda - UNCST (06 - 08 May 2009, Kampala)
- Namibia - MoE (07 - 09 May 2008, Windhoek)
- Mozambique - INTIC (09 - 11 May 2007, Maputo)
- South Africa - DST (03 - 05 May 2006, Tshwane)