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- THE AFRICAN E-GOV FORUM'07 

27th - 29th March 2007, Accra, Ghana

The forum in Accra, Ghana, will discuss pan-African issues and methodologies within E-Governance.The event will provide a unique platform for stakeholders in government, industry and the academic world.

m.dawes@cto.int

- SMB ROADSHOW 2007 - MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

26th March 2007, Nile Hilton, Cairo, Egypt.

IDC's SMB Roadshow provides a comprehensive and trustworthy platform for discussing strategic IT issues directly impacting the SMB sector. Debate led by recognised experts and based on best practices and sound technology analysis provide objective and critical insights required by leaders in this sector. This event will target IT decision makers - by vertical industry sector - within SMBs across the region.

http://www.idc-cema.com/events/smbeg07

- REGULATION IN THE ERA OF CONVERGENCE 

 27-29 March 2007, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

The National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA) is bringing together regulators, policy makers, private sector managers, and media representatives from around the world. The conference’s main objective will be to tackle different regulatory challenges that emerge as a result of convergence and try to figure out possible solutions for these challenges.

http://www.tra.gov.eg/convergence/

- 1stWEST AFRICAN E-CONTENT SUMMIT

4-7 April 2007 – Cotonou, Benin

This ICT symposium expects to launch the official discussions to establish the “Panafrican Agency for New Media, advocated to provide training courses in new media management for young people in Africa in to bridge the content gap.

http://www.icnm.net/

- E-LIBERIA: VISION 2010

23 April 2007, Morovia, Liberia

Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, is delighted to host a national dialog on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Liberia’s post-conflict development.

E-Liberia:Vision 2010 will take place in Monrovia the week of 23 April, 2007. The program will include the unveiling of the new National ICT Policy for Liberia; a high-level workshop (on the 26th and 27th of April) with participation from domestic, regional, and international experts; a gala dinner; and a private sector innovation fair.

http://www.mopt.gov.lr/

calvin.yu@gatech.edu

- FREE SOFTWARE AND MEDIA WORKERS WORKSHOP

23-27 April 2007, Accra , Ghana

The Free Software & Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) is to host a five-day workshop for African free software developers and media workers.

The workshop is co-hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT, L'Association de Presse Panafricaine, the Meraka Institute, the University of the Western Cape, IDC, and Panos London.

http://www.fossfa.net/fossfa/Members/nne75/media-foss-workshop

- eLEARNING AFRICA 2007

28-30th May 2007, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

The subject is Building Infrastructures and Capacities to Reach out to the Whole of Africa, reflecting the significant efforts of African countries to set up their national and regional ICT infrastructures to create access to education, training and services for all.

www.icwe.net

- ICTS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY CONFERENCE

June 2007 – South Africa

The conference and exhibition organised by  SANGONeT will be aimed at increasing NGOs’ awareness of the strategic importance of  their websites and the online environment in general.

http://sangonet.org.za

- TELECOMS WORLD AFRICA

31st July - 2nd August 2007,  Johannesburg, South Africa

Key decision-makers in South Africa and leading international players will share their expertise and forge invaluable business relationships in a highly interactive environment.

www.terrapinn.com/2007/telecomza

- WI-WORLD AFRICA 2007

27 – 30 August 2007, Michelangelo Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.

In Africa, fixed-line infrastructure is lacking and there is a major problem with copper wire theft. Wireless communication is therefore a great alternative.

www.terrapinn.com/2007/telecomza

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