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Fri Oct 9 06:47:22 PDT 2009

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Subject: International Conference on ICT for Africa 2010
From:    "Charles Becker" <beckerleschar at ORANGE.SN>
Date:    Fri, October 9, 2009 6:26 am

International Conference on ICT for Africa 2010
Location:       Cameroon
Conference Begins:      2010-03-25

International Conference on ICT for Africa 2010

It is quite opportune that Africa has something to contribute to the
information age. First, with innovations like mobile phones, we can say
that Africa has not been left out. Africa is reported to be the world's
single fastest-growing regional mobile market. Second, some researchers
have noted that there tends to be mismatch between the realities for
developing economies and assumptions of Western models of enterprise, thus
as business practices evolve with their changing business environments,
more research is needed to redefine existing knowledge to be consistent
and applicable with the dynamic nature of the environment.
These developments draw attention to a number of questions. What role can
we play in the information age? Is Africa going to be only consumers of
the information age or can Africa join the producers of ICT knowledge,
products and services? What could be emergent patterns of ICT knowledge
transfer in development? Is there an opportunity for unique contribution
from Africa in this information age?
If there is, then let us tell the story of what we have in this
conference. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), The
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and The Louisiana
Board of Regents, we are pleased to announce The International Conference
on ICT for Africa 2010. The International Conference on ICT for Africa
2010 (ICIA 2010) is themed 'ICT for Development - Contributions of the

This conference will bring together a fine mix of practitioners and
academicians in the area of ICTs for sustainable development. The
conference will explore the contributions of Africa to the global ICT for
development discourse and efforts. The objective is to highlight the
synergy of collaboration between African countries and other developing
countries, and between African countries and the developed countries
towards development solutions. Discussions and panel debates will
therefore question how ICTs become the process for South-to-South
knowledge transfer and South-to-North knowledge transfer in both research
and practice. Workshops will explore international grant-seeking
opportunities for ICT research and projects, e-learning for African
universities and new frontiers in telemedicine and tele-neonatology
research and practice in Africa.

Ebele Okocha
Southern University International Centre for IT and Development (ICITD)
TT Allain #321
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: ebeleokocha at yahoo.com
Visit the website at http://www.icitd.org..

  Contact: ebeleokocha at yahoo.com
  URL: www.icitd.org

  Announcement ID: 171028

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