Hosted by the Government of South Africa in Durban from 19th to 21st May 2010, and supported by the European Commission (EC), IST-Africa 2010 will focus on the Role of Information Communications Technologies (ICT) for Africa’s Development and specifically on Applied ICT research topics addressing major societal and economic challenges, which is part of the EC’s ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7). These issues will repeatedly be addressed in connection with the 8th Partnership of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) on Science, Information Society and Space, which will be the core topic of several sessions.
IST-Africa 2010 will be the fifth in an Annual Conference Series, which brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice and discussing policy related issues.
This series of conferences is part of the IST-Africa, an initiative co-funded by the EC under the ICT Theme of FP7, which directly supports the goals of the Africa-EU Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space, the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) and the Consolidated Plan of Action for the African Regional Action Plan on the Knowledge Economy (ARAPKE). For more click here.