Ethiopia to host 10th Annual Innovation Africa Digital Summit


The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCTI) of Ethiopia partnered with Extensia Limited to bring the 10th Annual Innovation Africa Digital Summit to Ethiopia.

The summit to be held in Addis Ababa from March 27-29, 2012 will bring together up to 350 leaders covering the African Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry including ministers, regulators, service providers and leading international solution providers.

 In a press conference held at the Ministry’s Office, Peter Gatkuoth Gey, Communication and Information Technology State Minister emphasized the need to conduct an event of such kind which will bring together the international technology companies and policy makers in the sector.

“Ethiopia will benefit more from attracting international ICT investors which is of paramount importance for maximizing the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country,” he said.

“As targeted goals have been set by the sector on the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), this summit is expected to play its own role in showing the government’s commitment and interest to work with the international technology innovators which will accelerate the ICT development initiatives being undertaken nationally, and thereby fulfilling the expected result to be realized with in the coming few years,” he added.

Due to the impressive development taking place in Ethiopia, Extensia was pleased with MCIT’s decision to host the 10th anniversary of this auspicious summit in Addis Ababa.

 “We are very excited to bring our 10th annual summit to Ethiopia, and look forward to further connecting Ethiopia’s ICT ecosystem with that of Africa and the rest of the world,   Tariq H Malik, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Extensia said.

 “Ethiopia has made great headway in its development communications, bridging the digital divide and reaching out to the rural areas,” he added.

 MCTI and Extensia also intended to promote the Addis Ababa ICT Park to the global technology companies at the summit.