AfricaConnect helps strengthen the cooperation between Europe and Africa on ICT Research


AfricaConnect becomes an associated organisation of 4th Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research (Nov. 14-15, 2011 - Cape Town, South Africa)

AfricaConnect is a new associated organisation of the "4th Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research" (an event designed to anyone with an interest in Euro-African collaborative research on ICT), taking place on Nov. 14-15, 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in South Africa. This major event is the fourth of a series of very successful conferences organized by the EuroAfrica-ICT initiative ( under the aegis of the European and the African Union Commissions. These events have traditionally provided an indisputable focal point for all Euro-African stakeholders in the public and private sectors involved in collaborative ICT research and ICT for development with a specific emphasis on networking-opportunities, knowledge-sharing and consensus-building. 


Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science & Technology (DST), the 4th Forum edition will mainly aim at strengthening and supporting the development of cooperation on ICT research between Africa and Europe by: i). Allowing European and African stakeholders involved in the development of cooperation on ICT to get together; ii). Allowing participants to exchange views, share information, and identify synergies in order to increase the impact of their activities; iii). Further supporting policy dialogues, apprehending medium-to long term perspectives and agreeing on an overall and coherent vision; iv). Increasing the number of African organizations involved in EU/FP7 collaborative projects on ICT research thus enhancing the development of Euro-African collaborative projects in the field.

Over 300 delegates are expected to attend the event (institutions, national and international companies, SMEs, academia, research institutes, etc.) and this year a significant focus will be on how to support efficient and innovative ICT Public-Private Partnerships.

A Call for papers is now open: the full text is available at Deadline: 26/08/2011

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