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* FORUM ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS/ICT PARTNERSHIP IN AFRICA

4-6 June 2008, Dakar, Senegal

After consultation with the Steering Committee of the African Telecommunications Regulators' Network, it proved more efficient to combine the Public and Private Sector Partnership Forums (PPPF) and the Forum on Telecommunication Regulation in Africa (FTRA) into a single forum referred to as the Forum on Telecom/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA), which will be held for three days.

http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/AFR

* SEMINAR ON E-GOVERNMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIES AND POLICIES

13-27 June 2008, Washington DC, USA

This intensive face-to-face seminar includes lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops presented by leading e-Government experts from USAID, USTTI Board member corporations, private sector firms, universities, NGOs, and multinational organizations.

http://ustti.org

* EURO-AFRICA ICT AWARENSS WORKSHOP

17 & 18 June 2008, Premier Hotel - 573, Church Street Acadia, Pretoria, South Africa

The workshop aims at supporting the involvement of sub-Saharan African organisations in the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for Research (under the ICT theme).

http://www.meraka.org.za/

http://euroafricaict.org/events/awareness_workshops.php

* WEST CENTRA AFRICA COM

18-19 June, Abuja, Nigeria

Reflecting the region's existing economic and cultural ties, this event will bring together the Western and Central regions of Africa. With over 20 countries represented, West & Central Africa Com will give all participants an opportunity to create and develop partnerships with over 100 operators and service providers in the region.

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

* FRAUD PREVENTION AND REVENUE ASSURANCE MEA

1-2 July 2008,Dubai UAE

ViB events’ Fraud Prevention and Revenue Assurance MENA will bring together telecoms operators and industry experts to discuss the critical issues, which are faced by revenue assurance and fraud personnel today.

For further information visit website
http://www.revenueassurance.info/mena2008/index.html

*SMART GRIDS AFRICA

28-30 July 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa

Infrastructure investments for the next-generation grid are priorities for utilities in an environment suffering from power outages, load shedding and ever-increasing demand! This exclusive and high-level event attracts about 100 industry participants from African utilities, especially senior management from planning, transmission services and networking departments, as well as telecommunications and business development managers.

http://www.metering.com/smartgridsafrica

* 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/

* 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