PAN African Information and Communication Technology conference - ICTe Africa, will be held in Nairobi, from May 17 to 21.
It will see the presentation of technologies appropriate to development of ICTs in Africa and for the discussion of a broad range of challenges and potential solutions.
The Nairobi Conference, organised by NEPAD Council in partnership with the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and the African Telecommunication Union (ATU), will also review the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
NEPAD Kenya, Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) and UNESCO are involved in the hosting of the event, according to a Press release signed by NEPAD Council President Dr Appolinaire Djikeng and Dr Jabulani Dhliwayo. Dr Dhliwayo is the Senior Vice President and Conference chair, NEPAD Council.
The conference’s other objectives include exposing international investors to ICT business opportunities in Africa, providing ICT technical tutorials to young African Engineers and creating the opportunity for African governments to understand the perspective of international investors.
The five-day event will also provide a forum for a follow-up on discussions on the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and a framework to address liberasation/de-regulation of the telecommunication sector in Africa.
Other aims of the conference are facilitating local and foreign investors to create partnerships and reviewing the status of the submarine and terrestrial fibre optic network projects.