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ICTs IN AFRICA - A CONTINENT ON THE MOVE

All analysts finally agree that the African continent offers today the most promising opportunities and perspectives for the ICT industry. While the region is characterized by its diversity, one constant factor prevails: the deployment of mobile has offered a topical response for bridging the digital divide.

Today’s Africa is looking towards tomorrow. The youth, the new generations of business managers, of political leaders and of opinion makers are willing to see the continent, its economy, as well as their own wealth grow along with the domestic, regional and international markets. In other words, Africa is on the move.

Those who are not aware of this reality will miss the wide range of business and development opportunities. For sure, this is not the case of the 1000+ leaders who attended the Connect Africa Summit, and converged to Kigali, Rwanda and of October 2007 to convey a unique message: doing well while doing good.

The ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 Forum will explore the challenges and opportunities of this new Africa reality. We invite you to join us, debate, express your views validate your strategies, or simply get the insights of the numerous experts and leaders who will be present in Cairo.

 

Morning Afternoon
Room: Chefren A&B Room: Chefren A Room: Chefren B
MONDAY 12 MAY - AFRICA TODAY - The state of the art
09.00 - 10.30
PL1-1
ICTs in Africa - A continent on the move
14.30 - 16.00
S1-1A
Entrepreneurial Success Stories
14.30 - 16.00
S1-1B
Innovative Technologies
Coffee-break 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee-break 16.00 - 16.30
11.00 - 12.30
PL1-2
Africa's markets: Challenges & Opportunities
16.30 - 18.00
S1-2A
Public-Private Partnerships
16.30 - 18.00
S1-2B
Convergence & NGN's
TUESDAY 13 MAY - DYNAMIC AFRICA - Demand Drivers and Innovation
09.00 - 10.30
PL2-1
Policy Agenda: The WSIS commitments: where do we stand now?
14.30 - 16.00
S2-1A
Capacity Building: The Human Dimension
14.30 - 16.00
S2-1B
Open Access and Competing Infrastructure
Coffee-break 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee-break 16.00 - 16.30
11.00 - 12.30
PL2-2
Policy Agenda: from Kigali to tomorrow
16.30 - 18.00
S2-2A
New Approaches to Business
16.30 - 18.00
S2-2B
Innovation in Practice:
Technology Parks in Africa
09.30 - 12.30 (Mycerinos A)
TDS 1
Mobile: Africa's broadband platform of choice?
   
WEDNESDAY 14 MAY - DYNAMIC AFRICA - Partnering for the Future
09.00 - 10.30
PL3-1
Enabling Environment
14.30 - 16.00
S3-1A
Outsourcing and Cost Reduction – a Challenge and an Opportunity
14.30 - 16.00
S3-1B
The Wireless Future
Coffee-break 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee-break 16.00 - 16.30
11.00 - 12.30
PL3-2
Business Agenda: the Investment Framework
16.30 - 18.00
S3-2A
The Business Vision
16.30 - 18.00
S3-2B
Market Forces and the Role of Regulation
09.30 - 12.30 (Mycerinos A)
TDS 2
Regulations for development: the missing link to connect Africa
   
THURSDAY 15 MAY - AFRICA in the Vanguard
Room: Chefren A&B Room: Chefren A&B
09.00 - 11.00
PL4-1
Creating trusted environments
13.30 – 15.00
WTISD Award Ceremony
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
11.30 - 13.00
PL4-2
Executive Closing Roundtable – Cybersecurity
 
09.00 - 11.00 (Mycerinos A)
TDS 3
When worlds collide: convergent networks? Convergent policies?

Note: Schedule does not show closed sessions of the Youth Forum, please refer to http://www.itu.int/AFRICA2008/forum/youth.html

 

AFRICA TODAY - The state of the art
 
Morning Afternoon
Room: Chefren A&B Room: Chefren A Room: Chefren B
09.00 - 10.30
PL1-1
ICTs in Africa - A continent on the move
14.30 - 16.00
S1-1A
Entrepreneurial Success Stories
14.30 - 16.00
S1-1B
Innovative Technologies
Coffee-break 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee-break 16.00 - 16.30
11.00 - 12.30
PL1-2
Africa's markets: Challenges & Opportunities
16.30 - 18.00
S1-2A
Public-Private Partnerships
16.30 - 18.00
S1-2B
Convergence & NGN's

 

DYNAMIC AFRICA - Demand Drivers and Innovation
 
Morning Afternoon
Room: Chefren A&B Room: Chefren A Room: Chefren B
09.00 - 10.30
PL2-1
Policy Agenda: The WSIS commitments: where do we stand now?
14.30 - 16.00
S2-1A
Capacity Building: The Human Dimension
14.30 - 16.00
S2-1B
Open Access and Competing Infrastructure
Coffee-break 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee-break 16.00 - 16.30
11.00 - 12.30
PL2-2
Policy Agenda: from Kigali to tomorrow
16.30 - 18.00
S2-2A
New Approaches to Business
16.30 - 18.00
S2-2B
Innovation in Practice:
Technology Parks in Africa
09.30 - 12.30 (Mycerinos A)
TDS 1
Mobile: Africa's broadband platform of choice?
   

 

DYNAMIC AFRICA - Partnering for the Future
 
Morning Afternoon
Room: Chefren A&B Room: Chefren A Room: Chefren B
09.00 - 10.30
PL3-1
Enabling Environment
14.30 - 16.00
S3-1A
Outsourcing and Cost Reduction – a Challenge and an Opportunity
14.30 - 16.00
S3-1B
The Wireless Future
Coffee-break 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee-break 16.00 - 16.30
11.00 - 12.30
PL3-2
Business Agenda: the Investment Framework
16.30 - 18.00
S3-2A
The Business Vision
16.30 - 18.00
S3-2B
Market Forces and the Role of Regulation
09.30 - 12.30 (Mycerinos A)
TDS 2
Regulations for development: the missing link to connect Africa
   

 

AFRICA in the Vanguard
 
Morning Afternoon
Room: Chefren A&B Room: Chefren A&B
09.00 - 11.00
PL4-1
Creating trusted environments
13.30 – 15.00
WTISD Award Ceremony
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
11.30 - 13.00
PL4-2
Executive Closing Roundtable – Cybersecurity
 
09.00 - 11.00 (Mycerinos A)
TDS 3
When worlds collide: convergent networks? Convergent policies?