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2010 EURO-AFRICA COOPERATION FORUM IN ICT RESEARCH

3rd February 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2010 Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum in ICT Research

The event is being organised by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) funded EUROAFRICA-ICT project and is supported by the African Union Commission Human Resources and Science and Technology (AUC-HRST) department and the European Commission.

The forum will bring together sub-Saharan Africa and European organisations for an interactive and participative event whose objectives include:

- Reflecting on progress made and lessons learnt on ICT research and development in Africa and its contribution to economic growth, improved quality of life and efficient service delivery;

- Enhancing the development of Euro-Africa collaborative ICT research projects and identifying potential partners;

- Networking with key stakeholders in the field (private/public);

- Highlighting opportunities for African participation in FP7 projects and results from successful EU-African FP7 cooperation projects and EU-African public-private partnerships

http://www.euroafrica-ict.org/forum2.php

MOBILE WEB EAST AFRICA

Harnessing the potential of the internet and applications on mobile devices

3rd & 4th February 2010, The Continental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Following the unrivalled success of Mobile Web Africa, the most progressive and innovative mobile focused event in Africa is now moving to East Africa. With contributions and support confirmed from a host of the leading individuals and organisations Mobile Web East Africa is promising to be a superb two day conference. If the evolution of one of the most important technological advances of the 21st century is of interest to you then attending this event, which features an interactive roundtable seating format, is a fantastic opportunity.

www.mobileeastafrica.com

AITEC BANKING & MOBILE MONEY COMESA

24-25 February 2010, Kenya International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Technology presents great opportunities for the financial sector to extend reach, improve service and reduce costs. However, in the drive to implement the very best that technology vendors have to offer, the focal point of the banking process is often forgotten – the customer.

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money COMESA 2010 will focus on the customer experience in relation to all technology implementation and services, challenging suppliers and bankers alike to evaluate their systems in the light of customer needs and preferences.

http://www.aitecafrica.com/event/view/45

DIGITAL AFRICA SUMMIT

9-11 March 2010, Munyonyo Resort, Lake Victoria, Kampala,Uganda

This year's 8th Annual Digital Africa Summit is set to be Africa’s premier ICT business summit, creating more opportunities for learning, partnerships and business, with ICT’s, telephony and broadband being globally recognized as a prerequisite for social and economic development the opportunity to engage positive change has never been greater.

Africa’s ICT sector is the fastest growing globally with mobile and broadband penetration rates set to continue to rise and with lower cost high speed broadband now a reality companies must prepare and build solid foundations allowing them to take advantage of the opportunities, that this exciting industry and continent has to offer. Thus, the challenges to win in this new and dynamic environment are enormous making focus, speed, cooperation and ongoing innovation imperative to its many members.

For further information visit

http://www.be-excellent.com/dynamic.php?button=121&section=25

SECOND GLOBAL CONFERENCE MICROFINANCE AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

10-11 March 2010, Marrakech, Morocco

New technology represents a key driver for the evolution of the microfinance sector: its use could result in doubling the number of microentrepreneurs, beneficiaries of microfinance, to 300 million worldwide.

Moreover, in Morocco the microfinance market already appears promising for providers of technology solutions attracted to the sector. In this context, PlaNet Finance is co-organising with the Banque Populaire Group and Sogeti the 2nd international conference on the theme “Which models are best placed to increase access to financial services for the unbanked?

www.mfntsummit2010.com

4th ANNUAL E-GOV AFRICA FORUM 2010

23-25 March 2010, Maputo, Mozambique

At a time when ICTs are defining the way the world lives and conducts business, it is important for African governments to evolve themselves to meet the demands of changing trends in order to deliver effective services and to improve the quality of life of their citizenry. This also requires the formation of Public Private Peoples Partnerships to be geared towards achieving developmental goals through the application of ICTs to governance (e-governance/e-government), electoral processes (e-democracy), food and nutrition (e-agriculture), health delivery (e-health/telemedicine), learning and capacity development (e-education) and trade (e-commerce), among others.

http://www.cto.int

AITEC BANKING & MOBILE MONEY WEST AFRICA

11-12 May 2010, Lagos, Nigeria

Technology presents great opportunities for the financial sector to extend reach, improve service and reduce costs. However, in the drive to implement the very best that technology vendors have to offer, the focal point of the banking process is often forgotten – the customer.

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money West Africa 2010 will therefore focus on the customer experience in relation to all technology implementation and services, challenging suppliers and bankers alike to evaluate their systems in the light of customer needs and preferences.

For further information on the conference visit AITEC’s website
http://www.aitecafrica.com/event/view/46