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The ICT for Development (ICT4D) conference organised by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) kicked off on March 25th, 2014 in Nairobi, the second time the meeting comes to Kenya. The theme of the 4-day meeting is "Building Resilience through Innovation."

The conference was aimed at showcasing the use of ICT in relief and development efforts and will focus on the ways in which technology enables resilience by supporting developing communities to reduce vulnerabilities and coming up with ways that promote the health and well-being of its members.

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DEMO-Africa has released the dates for the third annual DEMO Africa to be held between September 22 - 26, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. The series of events will be hosted in collaboration with the Nigeria Federal Ministry of ICT, the [email protected] Partnership, VC4Africa, and Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

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IT News Africa (www.itnewsafrica.com) will be hosting the 3rd edition of Tech Demo Africa (TDA) from 28 - 29 May 2014.
TDA is the leading Enterprise Technology Demo show in Africa and offers technology companies an opportunity to demo their solutions to a captive audience and engage with the market. This inspiring event will feature cutting-edge demos, engaging keynotes, lively panel discussions, noted local and international speakers- along with an amazing technology exhibition area.

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ICT stakeholders are set for a major digital exposition, aimed at bridging the huge gap between the rate of innovations and their adoption, which threatens the fast developing local industry.

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EduNet 2014 is hosted by ICT Centre of Obafemi Awolowo University and the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS) of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria in Partnership with Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Centre (StarTAU), Israel.

Theme: Fostering Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities

Date: May 20-22, 2014

Venue: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

The three day event will look at issues around building Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystem within the Nigerian University Community with key examples from the Israel Technology and Innovation Ecosystem.

Oren Simanian, Founder of Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Centre and his team from Israel will lead discussions on How Nigeria can create Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystem with lessons from Israel -the Start-up Nation.

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As Africa’s telecommunications market is maturing, the provision of value-added and entertainment services becomes a growing part of its future development. Telecoms operators have access to higher capacity which, combined with new technologies, enable them to deliver more high-value services. In order to make the most of this potential, they have to build partnerships with content owners, developers, aggregators and solutions suppliers, and develop new business models.

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The 2014 ITI and Broadband Africa Summit is taking place on the 17th and 18th of June 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town. Business professionals are coming together again to be among the first to find an African solution to the ITI and broadband challenges presented in the workplace today. The summit will bring together those who are responsible for developing IT infrastructure architecture and those who influence where technology budgets are spent within their organisations.

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After a record-breaking attendance in 2012, the market is looking forward to meeting again in May 2013. East Africa Com is a must-attend for anyone who wants to break into the East African Digital market. The East Africa Com programme reflects the dynamism of East African market, with representatives from the region’s foremost operators, alternative service providers, innovative start-ups, creative developers and more.

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World Travel Market Africa is the new highlight and leading B2B event for the African travel industry, brought to you by world leaders Reed Travel Exhibitions and Thebe Reed Exhibitions.

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We are pleased to inform you that the 4th edition of the Africa IT and Telecom Forum, the premier telecom and IT event in North West and Central Africa, will be organized on 27th and 28th of March 2014 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Driven by the success of the previous edition held in Marrakech, AITTF 2014 promises to be once again an ideal platform of discussions and debates for telecom and IT industry professionals from all over world. It will focus through panel sessions and keynote speeches, hosted by over 20 renowned international speakers, on crucial issues related to the development of a fast growing sector.

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Africa’s foremost IT technology leaders are coming together again for the 2014 IT Leaders Africa summit. Business professionals are gathering at this event to be among the first to gain insight into trending IT solutions and to find out the best means of upgrading their existing IT systems.

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Mobile East Africa 2014 opens in Nairobi, Wednesday

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It is all systems go for the fourth Mobile East Africa, which gets underway on Wednesday.

According to an article published on BizTechAfrica, Former Kenya’s Permanent Secretary of Information and Communication Dr. Bitange Ndemo and mobile expert Tomi Ahonen will grace the three-day interactive mobile-focused meeting which opens in Nairobi on Wednesday.

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Mobile East Africa 2014, 12-14 February 2014

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Dates: 12th - 14th February 2014
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya (http://www.southernsun.com/hotels/nairobi)
Website: http://www.mobileeastafrica.com

Description: Mobile East Africa 2014, the fourth East African edition of the most progressive and interactive mobile focused events in Sub-Saharan Africa, returns to the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on February 12th through 14th.

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The event will be held under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the European Union, co-organised and supported by the European Commission.
FIA Athens 2014 will focus on reshaping the Future Internet infrastructure for innovation.

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Building a State of the Art Network Infrastructure for Research and Education

WACREN will hold its first annual conference on 13 March 2014.

Focused on cost-effective access to high-capacity bandwidth, connectivity and services, the conference will bring together members of the community, decision and policy makers, international partners and communication services providers to get updates from the various NRENs in the region and discuss infrastructure, interconnection and other technical issues.

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Africa’s technology news leader, ITNewsAfrica.com, in conjunction with sponsor Software AG, will host the next Innovation Dinner on 10 December, at the Sarova Panafric in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a must-attend event for any serious IT executive/ decision maker say organisers.


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IST-Africa 2014 Conference and Call for Papers

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Hosted by the Government of Mauritius through the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and the National Computer Board, and Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa 2014 (May) is the ninth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.

Focused on Information Society and ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development and Research Cooperation and Community Building, each conference brings together senior representatives of leading public, private, education and research organisations from 50 countries to discuss policy, share insight and identify collaboration opportunities.

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The conference is one of the major global ICT gatherings for both public and private sector, where top government officials and IT gurus meet to brainstorm ICT. The four-day conference kicked off on Tuesday. As the lead UN agency for ICT issues, ITU has exceptional reach both across the industry and across the globe. This is what enables us to bring together such an unrivalled mix of leaders from public, private and research sectors.

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Winners of the AfricaCom awards

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As IT News Africa mentions in its article,at a celebrating gala in Cape Town, the ICT, telecommunications and Media industries came together to celebrate and acknowledge some of the industry’s best achievements that have taken place across the African continent over the past 12 months.

In its 6th year, the AfricaCom Awards continues to grow in stature as the importance of the AfricaCom conference also increases. So without further ado, the winners are…….

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IT News Africa (www.itnewsafrica.com) will be hosting the 3rd edition of Tech Demo Africa (TDA) .
TDA is the leading Enterprise Technology Demo show in Africa and offers technology companies an opportunity to demo their solutions to a captive audience and engage with the market.

This inspiring event will feature cutting-edge demos, engaging keynotes, lively panel discussions, noted local and international speakers- along with an amazing technology exhibition area.

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