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Regional impact of information society technologies in Africa (IST-AFRICA 2005 - 2006)

Objective

Regional Impact of Information Society Technologies in Africa (IST-Africa) is proposed as a Specific Support Action (SSA) under Action Line 2.3.6.2 (To prepare for future international co-operation in IST), supporting International Cooperation with Developing ACP Countries in Africa. IST-Africa is a collaborative initiative between two European partners and government agencies in Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania responsible for national ICT exploitation. The goal is to have a Regional Impact on the Digital Divide by opening up the ERA.

The main objectives of IST-Africa (2005 - 2006) are:
- To promote dissemination and exploitation of European IST research results in Southern Africa;
- To adapt relevant European research results to regional requirements and develop modular eGovernment, eHealth, eLearning, ICT for Agriculture and ICT Sensitization training materials;
- To develop European and national case studies for Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Botswana, that will facilitate customization of training workshops for different target countries;
- To deliver 10 training modules and related case studies as a series of 2 and 3 day workshops (20 - 40 participants) held in Mozambique (10), South Africa (10), Tanzania (10) and Botswana (4);
- To deliver 2 international conferences in Africa (100 - 200 delegates) to facilitate EU-ACP networking, and highlight IST exploitation and international cooperation research opportunities;
- To publish 2 annual comparative research reports including case studies on ICT adoption and eGovernment, eHealth and eLearning activities in Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania;
- To reinforce wider regional exploitation and impact of IST-Africa training materials by engaging with key regional stakeholders and potential partner programmes in Africa;
- To publish IST-Africa training materials, related European and national case studies, workshop reports, conference papers and presentations on the IST-Africa portal

Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

IIMC INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LIMITED
Address
13 Docklands Innovation Park, 128 East Wall Road
3 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (4)

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
Address
Meiring Naude Road Brummeria
0184 Pretoria
TANZANIA COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Tanzania
Address
Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Dar Es Salaam
THE COMMONWEALTH NETWORK OF INFORMATIONN TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT
Malta
Address
National Road Gattard House
HMR 02 Blata L Bajda
UNIDADE TECNICA DE IMPLEMENTACAO DA POLITICA DE INFORMATICA
Mozambique
Address
Av. Guerra Popular No. 20, 2° Andar, Portas 201-205
Maputo