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* UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

August 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa

he fourth annual SANGONeT “ICTs for Civil Society” conference and exhibition will be held in August 2008 in Johannesburg. This year’s event will be co-hosted with MobileActive.org and branded as “MobileActive08”.

www.sangonet.org.za

* THE AFRICAN NETWORK (TAN) CONFERENCE

16th August 2008, Accra, Ghana

The theme for TANCon Ghana 2008 is “Next Frontier in Business: Propelling Africa to New Heights”, to reflect the growing number of African entrepreneurs in business today, and to showcase to the world Africa's limitless intellectual and economic capital. This year’s attendees will include seasoned, as well as first-time entrepreneurs, business leaders, public policy leaders, venture capitalists and investment bankers interested in learning first-hand how to successfully invest in technology and in Africa. The topics that would be covered at this year’s conference will include Social Entrepreneurship, Women in African Business, Raising Capital, Entrepreneurship in Informal Sector, Infrastructure Development and Creative Partnership Strategies. Attendees will network with the big wigs in entrepreneurship, business, government policy makers and politicians.

http://www.theafricannetwork.org/tancon/africa/

* ITU REGIONAL CYBERSECURITY FORUM FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

25-28 August 2008, Lusaka, Zambia

The purpose of the forum is to identify the main challenges faced by countries in the region in developing frameworks for cybersecurity and critical information infrastructure protection, to consider best practices, share information on development activities being undertaken by ITU as well as other entities, and review the role of various actors in promoting a culture of cybersecurity.

www.itu.int/ITU-D/cyb/events/2008/lusaka/

* 3rd CONNECTING RURAL COMMUNITIES AFRICA FORUM 2008

26th - 28th August 2008, Lilongwe, Malawi

With strong support from the industry and public sector this ICT forum will be the continent’s most important forum devoted to last mile solutions.

j.taylor@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

* 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

* 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/