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* ECONOMIC REGULATION, COMPETITION AND PRIVATISATION

15-19 September 2008, Yaoundé, Cameroon

This course is part of the the Programme for Development and Training (PDT) run by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is a professional training and capacity building programme aimed at helping industry stakeholders understand the latest developments in the industry and build the in-house capacity to meet the challenge of future markets.

n.das@cto.int

* 7th IWEEK ANNUAL CONFERENCE

17 - 19 September 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa

iWeek has become a critical calendar entry for everyone with a stake in the Internet sector and is the only conference endorsed by the Internet Society of South Africa (ISOC-ZA). Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend free of charge.

http://www.ispa.org.za/iweek/2008/apply.shtml

* COMMONWEALTH ICT SUMMIT

6-8 October 2008, Abuja, Nigeria

If you are a telecom or satellite operator, equipment supplier, software developer, solution provider, a consultant, or any other stakeholder in the Telecommunications and ICT industry, and are seeking opportunities to expand in emerging markets, or are seeking the platform to meet policymaking and regulatory authorities, donor agencies and financiers to champion your business development goals, the Commonwealth ICT Summit is the event to attend.

http://www.events.cto.int/ictsummit08

* MOBILEACTIVE08 SUMMIT

13-15 October 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa

SANGONeT and MobileActive.org are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the MobileActive08 Summit. The theme of the event is “Unlocking the Potential of Mobile Technology for Social Impact”.

http://www.mobileactive08.org

* CAPACITY AFRICA 2008

14-15 Oct 2008, Cape Town, South Africa

This unique event features a business-driven agenda that will address the latest market developments and opportunities and equip delegates with strategic information to enable them to grow their businesses. Dedicated networking opportunities throughout the programme will provide you with the optimum opportunity to build profitable partnerships and execute business deals.

http://www.capacitymedia.com/conferences-events.asp

* NORTH AFRICA COM

14-15 October 2008, Cairo, Egypt

North AfricaCom is the largest telecommunication event specifically designed for operators and telecoms professionals.

With 35 expert speakers, 700 communications professionals and a 50-stand exhibition in 2007, this event is the best opportunity for you to learn from your colleagues' experiences in other countries and find out the latest solutions that can improve your business.

http://www.comworldseries.com/newt/l/gsm/events/northafrica

* THE MOZAMBIQUE ICT CONVENTION 2008-08-14

15-16 November 2008, Maputo, Mozambique

The Mozambique ICT Exhibition has been initiated by the Ministry of Science & Technology to provide an educational platform for all government ministries, departments and organisations, as well as all major private sector enterprises and SMEs. They will meet together over two days to share knowledge, learn form local and international experts and network with each other in both the conference and the exhibition.

info@aitecafrica.com

* TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AND CONSUMERS RIGHTS IN WEST AFRICA

22-24 October 2008, Cotonou, Benin

The conference aims at impulsing a new dynamics to the telecommunications sector through taking into account the concerns of consumers regarding quality and services rates at the national and regional level. The conference will also deal with all the aspects related to the regional regulation in term of telecommunication, the settlement of the West African ICT Consumer Associations Network as well as the advocacy techniques to be used during the campaign which will be conducted towards sub-regional institutions. The conference is funded and supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)

www.ldcb.org

* TECHNOLOGY: A PLATFORM FOR DEVELOPMENT?

30 - 31 October 2008, Chatham House, London, UK

Technology is now recognized as having the potential to transform the lives of millions in the developing world. This major international conference will seek to identify best practice for achieving the successful implementation of new technology.

http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/events/conferences/view/-/id/127/

* UBUNTUNET CONNECT 2008 AND OPEN ACCESS 2008

11-14 November 2008, Lilongwe, Malawi

http://www.ubuntunet.net/

http://www.wideopenaccess.net/

* ngNOG

16 – 26 November 2008, Lagos, Nigeria

http://www.forum.org.ng/

* AFRINIC 9

22 – 28 November 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

http://www.afrinic.net/