T 009, 29/09/2010 (9:00-10:30)
This session will report on the progress made regarding African-EU partnerships in science, information society and space, and will present regional ICT R&D collaboration ideas.
This event, which follows the recent meeting of the joint expert group for the 8th Africa-EU strategic partnership for science, information society and space (JEG8), is co-organised by IST-Africa, Africa4All, DST, eI-Africa and EuroAfrica-ICT. A panel of African and EU stakeholders will include Thierry Devars (European Commission), Ilari Lindy (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland and EU Vice-chair, JEG8), and Daan du Toit (senior science and technology representative to the EU, DST, South Africa). Vasilis Koulolias will present the Africa4All parliamentary initiative, while Segopotso Moshapo will share the contribution South Africa can make to international collaboration in ICT R&D. Karine Valin will present EuroAfrica-ICT and eI-Africa.
Web site: http://www.IST-Africa.org
Coordinator: Paul CUNNINGHAM (IIMC International Information Management Corporation Ltd, -, Ireland)
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