Jobs and Opportunities


* Distribution channel needed – South Africa

Derdack GmbH, a software development company based in Germany, is looking for a well connected South African company to represent them and sell their Enterprise Alert software. This software allows for the Automated Communication of Alerts in Emergency Situations (see our website – ). Ideally the chosen company will have connections and inroads into Corporates and Government Departments, and will have a proven track record in the IT and/or Communications industries. Derdack GmbH will be available in Cape Town on the 9th September 2009 to meet potential and interested partners.

* Call for paper for UbuntuNet-Connect 2009

This is the second announcement and call for papers for the 2009 annual conference of the UbuntuNet Alliance, UbuntuNet-Connect 2009 which will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 12th to 13th November, 2009. This year’s conference will be hosted by the Research and Education Network for Uganda, RENU.

We are calling for abstracts and papers under the following sub-themes, the focus in each case being an exploration of current opportunities and challenges, and creative methods that have been used or are proposed to seize opportunities and address challenges. (Papers that dwell on the routine will not be accepted - we are looking for creativity, innovation, and thinking outside the box). Sub-themes include:

- Network deployment and operations (Regional and National).

- How NRENs are addressing policy and regulatory challenges.

- Capacity building.

- Content networks.

* Masters scholarships and doctoral research grants – Eastern and Southern Africa

IDRC is providing competitive training grants - Masters' scholarships and PhD research grants (via Nairobi University, but tenable in any University within Eastern and Southern Africa) in the field of ICT4D. The deadline is 30th September 2009