IST-Africa 2012 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 09 - 11 May 2012 - Advance Programme published
IST-Africa contributed to a number of sessions during the EuroAfrica-ICT Forum in Cape Town on 14 - 15 November 2011. The results from the Living Labs White Paper and validation workshops organised by IST-Africa in cooperation with Living Labs in Southern Africa Network (LLiSA) were presented by Prof Marlien Herselman during the Africa-EU Cooperation on Open Living Labs: Status & Perspectives Session.
The IST-Africa Consortium presented Living Lab Case Studies from Southern Africa, Tanzania, Burundi and Uganda and research and ICT capacity from Mauritius, Mozambique, Lesotho, Kenya, Senegal and Cameroon during the eChallenges e2011 Conference in Florence on 26 October. This was complimented by a dissemination stand in the Exhibition.
The Opening Plenary of IST-Africa 2011 focused on a roundtable around the achievements and way forward for the Information Society Priority. The 1st Meeting of the Information Society Implementation Group under the Action Plan 2011 - 2013 was co-located with IST-Africa 2011, 11 - 13 May 2011, Gaborone, Botswana. The presentations can be downloaded
An overview of the achievements of the Partnership 8 Information Society priority with a summary of 2nd Action plan can also be downloaded
Paul Cunningham, IST-Africa Coordinator, presented a comprehensive overview of research capacities and thematic areas of interest in relation to the ICT research community in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, Senegal and Egypt during the Euro-Africa ICT Cooperation Forum in Helsinki on 08 December 2010.
The 3rd Africa-EU Summit took place in Tripoli, Libya on 29 - 30 November 2010. Among other topics the Heads of States and Government reviewed the 8th Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space and adopted the 2nd Action Plan for 2011 - 2013. More information is available at http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/3rd-africa-eu-summit
Miriam Cunningham shared the lessons learnt from organising FP7 Training Workshops in Africa as part of the IST-Africa Initiative over the past number of years as part of the CAAST-Net Workshops.
Paul Cunningham represented the IST-Africa Consortium in Panel II - Enhancing Youth ICT Skills for Better Employability on 11 November 2010.
The IST-Africa Consortium presented research and ICT capacity from Burundi, Egypt, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda during the eChallenges e2010 Conference in Warsaw on 27 October. This was complimented by a dissemination stand in the Exhibition.
EU - Africa Research Cooperation Opportunities, Thierry Devars, European Commission, Belgium
ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in Mauritius - Jayprakash Heeralaul, National Computer Board, Mauritius
ICT Research Capacity in South Africa - Thabisa Mbungwana, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in Namibia - Ferdinand Katire, Ministry of Education, Namibia
ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in Mozambique - Augusto Nunes, ICT Policy Implementation Technical Unit (UTICT), Mozambique
ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in Senegal - Almamy Konte, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Senegal
ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in Egypt - Effat El Shooky, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt
ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in Burundi - Augustin Nsabiyumva, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Burundi
ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in Tanzania - Enock Mpenzwa, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in Uganda - Loi Mirembe Namugenyi, Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
ICT 2010 took place in Brussels Expo from 27 - 29 September as part of the EU Presidency in Belgium. The IST-Africa Exhibition stand in the International Village showcased activities ongoing in the 14 partner countries, promoted IST-Africa 2011 and showcased the Africa4All Parliamentary Initiative
The Networking Session focused on 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership at ICT 2010 was very well attended, with participants from Europe and Africa.
The Presentations can be downloaded from the Programme below:
Panel Discussion on 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership (Thierry Devars, International Relations, European Commission; Fahmi Chelly, CERT, Tunisia; Thabisa Mbungwana, DST, South Africa; Ilari Lindy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland)
NET4DC - Prof. Karl Jonas, Fraunhofer Fokus/eMobility Technology Platform
IST-Africa Initiative - Paul Cunningham, IIMC Ltd, Ireland
Africa4All Parliamentary Initiative - Vasilis Koulolias, Gov2U, Greece
South Africa Research Capacity - Segopotso Moshapo, ESASTAP, South Africa
EuroAfrica-ICT and eI-Africa - Karine Valin, Sigma Orionis, France
Satellite Satellite-based Geospatial Information Systems for improved Governance in Africa - Bernard Stevenot, SpaceBel
HP Catalyst Grant Initiative - Martin Antony Walker
TRINET2 - Patrick O' Beirne, Informatics Development Institute, Ireland
EPIKH-4-Africa - Roberto Barbera, University of Catania and INFN, Italy
The Ministry of Education hosted the National Research Symposium in Safari Hotel, Windhoek, 15 - 17 September. Within the overall programme there is an ICT Stream and IST-Africa is organising a half day FP7 Training Workshop to raise awareness of upcoming Calls during 2011 - 2012 under FP7-ICT on 15 September.
The 2010 AU Summit took place in Addis Ababa on 29 January - 02 February 2010 and was attended by the Heads of States and Governments. The theme of the 2010 Summit was "Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development". During this Summit, key issues for consideration will be: (a) The Enabling Environment for Growth; (b) ICT Infrastructure Development; (c) Africa in the Economics of the Internet and (d) Capacity Building and Research & Development
In parallel with the Summit, the Department of Human Resources Science and Technology, AUC in cooperation with UNECA organised an Exhibition of Information Communication Technologies and Innovation for Africa. The IST-Africa Exhibition stand showcased activities ongoing in the 14 partner countries, promoted IST-Africa 2010 and showcased the Africa4All Parliamentary Initiative
IST-Africa Training Workshops were hosted by the National Commission for Science and Technology (Malawi) in Lilongwe on 17 - 18 November, Ministry of Communications and Transport (Zambia) in Lusaka on 21 - 22 November, Ministry of Science and Technology (Ethiopia) in Addis Ababa on 24 November and Ministry of ICT (Swaziland) in Mbabane on 28 - 29 November 2011 in cooperation with IIMC. These workshops focused on FP7-ICT-Call 8 - 9 Calls for Proposals, provided an Introduction to Living Labs and continued the public consultation in relation to the Living Labs White Paper by identifying national priorities.
IST-Africa Living Lab Workshops were hosted by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (Burundi) in Bujumbura on 26 and 27 September 2011, Tanzania National Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) in Dar es Salaam on 29 and 30 September 2011 and Uganda National Council for Science and Technology in Uganda on 06 and 07 October 2011.
IST-Africa FP7 Training Workshops were hosted by the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (Kenya) in Nairobi on 18 March 2011 and the Agence Nationale des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (Cameroon) in Yaounde on 21 March 2011 in cooperation with IIMC. These workshops will focus on FP7-ICT-Call 8 - 9 Calls for Proposals.
IST-Africa organised FP7 Training Workshops in Senegal hosted by Ministère de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique on Wednesday 24 November 2010, in Namibia hosted by the Ministry of Education on 15 September '10 and in Botswana hosted by the Department of Research, Science and Technology on 21 September.
IST-Africa organised FP7 Training Workshops in Bujumbura, hosted by Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Burundi on Friday 30 October 2009, in Kigali, hosted by Ministry in President's Office in charge of Information and Communication Technology, Rwanda on Monday 02 November 2009 and in Mauritius, hosted by National Computer Board on Friday 06 November 2009. These workshops focused on Calls for Proposals currently open.
IST-Africa organised a half day workshop entitled "IST-Africa -Linking European & African Researchers" to raise awareness of African research capacity and encourage the participation of African research organisations in proposals submitted under the upcoming Calls for FP7 on Thursday 21 October 2009, as part of the eChallenges e-2009 Conference.
IST-Africa organised FP7 Training Workshops in Lesotho on 21 September 2009 hosted by Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology Lesotho, in Botswana on 23 September hosted by Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Botswana, Dar es Salaam on 28 September hosted by COSTECH and Maputo on 30 September, hosted by UTICT. These workshops focused on FP7-ICT-Call 5, FP7-ICT-Call 6 and - FP7-AFRICA-2010.
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) in cooperation with IIMC organised a follow on IST-Africa FP7 Training Workshop in Kampala, Uganda on Friday 06 March '09 focused on Call 4.
DG Information Society and Media in cooperation the Department of Science and Technology of South-Africa, is organising a workshop on 11 February 2009 at DG INFSO premises (Brussels, 33 Avenue de Beaulieu, room 0/54) on cooperation opportunities with South-Africa in ICT/FP7, with a specific focus on the Call 4 targeted objectives. This workshop was well attended.
IST-Africa organised a half day workshop entitled "IST-Africa -Linking European & African Researchers" to raise awareness of African research capacity and encourage the participation of African research organisations in proposals submitted under the new workprogramme for 2009 - 2010 on Thursday 23 October 2008, as part of the eChallenges e-2008 Conference
The Department of Science and Technology South Africa organised a FP7 Financial Guidelines Training Workshop in association with ESASTAP and IST-Africa in Johannesburg on 15 - 17 July '08. Click here for more information.
IST-Africa organised a series of FP7 Training Workshops in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda between 26 November and 19 December 2007 in relation to Call 3 of FP7-ICT (FP7-ICT-2007-3).