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1 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative IST-Africa Initiative Paul Cunningham Founder & Co-ordinator, IST-Africa Initiative IIMC Ltd, Ireland Workshop Hosted by National Computer Board 15 November 2012, Mauritius

2 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative IST-Africa Initiative (Phase 4: )‏ IST-Africa Initiative Supporting Strategic Engagement between Africa & EU in the areas of Information Society, ICT & STI since Ministries/National Councils Responsible for ICT & STI Adoption, Policy and Research Capacity across Africa IST-Africa Partners Supporting 12 Additional Countries (Future IST-Africa Partners) Objectives Support the Evolution of Africa-EU Information Society/ICT R&D Dialogues Support Implementation of 8 th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership (Science, Information Society, Space)‏, Focusing on IS Track Raising Awareness of African Research Capacity & Promoting Participation in EU Research Programmes (FP7, Horizon 2020) Supporting European Engagement with African Organisations including Living Labs & Living Labs Networks Identify Resources to Implement Cross- Border Projects including Living Labs Support Development of National Contact Points (NCP) for FP7/Horizon 2020 in all IST-Africa Partner Countries

3 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative IST-Africa Consortium Continues to Grow IST-Africa Consortium (Phase 4: October 2011 – December 2013)‏ IIMC International Information Management Corporation Limited (“IIMC”, Ireland) Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology (“MIST”, Botswana) Ministere de l’Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique (“MESRS”, Burundi) Agence Nationale des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (“ANTIC”, Cameroon) Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (“MCIT”, Egypt) Ministry of Science and Technology (“MoST”, Ethiopia) Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (“MEST”, Ghana) Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (“MOHEST”, Kenya) Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology (“MCST-L”, Lesotho) National Commission for Science and Technology (“NCST”, Malawi) National Computer Board (“NCB”, Mauritius) Unidade Technica de Implementacao da Politica de Informatica (“UTICT”, Mozambique) Ministry of Education, Division Research, Science, Technology & Innovation (“MOE”, Namibia) Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, des Universités et des Centres Universitaires Régionaux et de la Recherche Scientifique (“MESUCURRS”, Senegal) Department of Science and Technology (“DST”, South Africa) Ministry of Information Communication Technology (“MICT-S”, Swaziland) Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (“COSTECH”, Tanzania) Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique ("MHESR", Tunisia) Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (“UNCST”, Uganda)

4 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative Overview of IST-Africa Activities I Strengthening Research Dimension of Information Society & ICT Policy Dialogues between EU and Africa –Analysis of ICT Initiatives & Research Capacity in IST-Africa Partner Countries –Repository of ICT Policy Documents from IST-Africa Partner Countries Supporting Implementation of 8 th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership (Science, Information Society, Space) –Guide to ICT-related Bilateral Cooperation between EU/AUC Member States –Hosted and Contributed to 8 th Strategic Partnership Joint Expert Group Meetings Co-Located with IST-Africa 2010 (Durban, South Africa), IST-Africa 2011 (Gaborone, Botswana), IST-Africa 2012 (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) –Undertook Comprehensive Survey and “Supporting Sustainable Living Labs in Africa” Report on Living Labs in IST-Africa Partner Countries, and Delivered Living Lab Training and Validation Workshops in South Africa (LLiSA Members) Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia –Hosted and Organised Annual IST-Africa Living Lab Working Group Meeting, Co-Located with IST-Africa 2011 and IST-Africa 2012 (EU – AUC Living Labs Taskforce for Africa Established at IST-Africa 2011)

5 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative Overview of IST-Africa Activities II Knowledge Sharing and Community Development Events –IST-Africa Conference & Exhibition, Hosted by IST-Africa Partner Governments Over 485 participants from 46 countries (21 EU, 22 African MS, 3 Other) Plenary Speakers Represented AUC, EC, EU and AU Member States, Co- Chairs of 8 th Partnership (Portugal, Tunisia), GESCI, UNESCO, World Bank Over 48 parallel thematic sessions, 180 presenters from 39 countries –IST-Africa Conferences Hosted by Government of South Africa (2006, 2010), Mozambique (2007), Namibia (2008), Uganda (2009) and Tanzania (2011) –IST-Africa 2013 Conference & Exhibition, May, Nairobi, Kenya –IST-Africa & African Living Labs Workshops (Linking African & European Researchers), eChallenges e-2011 (Florence), eChallenges e-2012 (Lisbon) IST-Africa Living Labs and FP7 Training Workshops –1 Day and 2 Day Training and Sensitisation Workshops Previously Delivered in Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Swaziland, Zambia –Upcoming Workshops: Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Ghana, Egypt

6 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative IST-Africa Portal – Central Information Point

7 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative IST-Africa 2013 Call for Papers IST-Africa 2013, 15 – 17 May, Kenya Thematic areas  Cloud Computing - Applications and Case Studies  Cyber Security  Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage  eGovernment - Services to Citizens & Business  eHealth, mHealth & Health Information Systems  eInfrastructures and NRENs  ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility  ICT for Environmental Sustainability & eAgriculture  ICT Regulatory Frameworks  IPv6  Living Labs (Adaptation for Developing Countries)  Mobile Applications (including mServices, mEducation, Social Networking)  Open Source Software - Applications  RFID and Networked Enterprise  Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills  Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation Call for Papers Deadline 07 December

8 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative Call for Participation at IST-Africa 2013 Call for Papers Share Knowledge, Expertise and Insight through a Case Study or Technical Paper Call for Exhibitors Demonstrate Products, Services or Prototypes for Key Sectors Target Pilot Users, Clients or Partners Assess Market Maturity and Potential Identify Market Adaptation Requirements

9 IST-Africa Initiative Overview Copyright IST-Africa Initiative IST-Africa Reports to Download Supporting the Evolution of Sustainable Living Labs in Africa IST-Africa Guide to ICT Initiatives & Research Priorities IST-Africa Guide to ICT-related Bilateral Cooperation IST-Africa Guide to National ICT Policies Next Steps –Register Profile in the Community Showcase & Mailing List –Send News, Events and Reports to be Published –Submit a Paper or Register to Exhibit at IST-Africa Web:


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