Hosted by IST-Africa Partner Countries since 2006, the annual IST-Africa Conference showcases international cooperation and African Information Society, ICT and Innovation Adoption, Policy and Research Capacity Developments and Success Stories.
Focused on Information Society, ICT and Innovation Policy Dialogues, International Development, Research Cooperation and Community Building, IST-Africa Week 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: eHealth; eGovernment; Technology Enhanced Learning; eInfrastructures; Digital libraries and Digital Preservation; Future Internet and Internet of Things; ICT for Agriculture; ICT for Environmental Sustainability; Living Labs, Mobile Applications; Next Generation Computing (Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Localisation and Visualisation); Open Source Software; Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation; and Societal Implications of Technology.
IST-Africa Conferences are preceded by the IST-Africa Living Labs Working Group Meeting and feature 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 2015 (05 - 08 May, Lilongwe, Malawi) is Hosted by the Government of Malawi through the National Commission for Science and Technology.
Previous Conferences have been hosted by the Government of
- Mauritius - Ministry of ICT and NCB (06 - 09 May 2014)
- Kenya - MoEST (29 - 31 May 2013, Nairobi)
- 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)