Gedaref Digital City Organization GDCO (PROJECTS)
and workshops3- Disseminating information about ICT research opportunities through FP7 and
other programmes. More details about this project and its activities are
available at www.euroafrica-ict.org.
To achieve these inter-linked objectives, the Euro Africa-ICT partnership has organized two very
successful Forums under the auspices of the European Commission
(Directorate-General Information Society and Media, DG INFSO) and the African
Union (Department of Human Resources, Science & Technology + Department for
Infrastructures & Energy):
1- “1st Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research”: 25-26 March 2009 - Brussels, Belgium2- “2nd Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research”: 4 February 2010 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Each of these events attracted high-level participation and attended by over 300 delegates. The “3rd
Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research” will take place in Helsinki,
Finland, on 7-8 December 2010 as part of the “2010 Euro-Africa Week on ICT
Research and e-Infrastructures”. In this regard, it will be co-located with the
“2010 Euro-Africa e-Infrastructures Conference” (9-10 December 2010) - an event
organized by eI-Africa, an EU-funded project aiming at strengthening the
cooperation on e-Infrastructures between Europe and Africa (www.ei-africa.eu).
The 2010 Euro-Africa Week, which is receiving support from the Government of
Finland (Ministry of Foreign Affairs + Ministry of Employment and the Economy),
has also been officially declared a side-event to the “3rd Africa-EU Summit” to
be held in Tripoli, Libya, on 29-30 November 2010.
The forum and the conference ( from 7th to 10th December 2010) are expected
to be attended by more than 300 delegates from sub-Saharan Africa and Europe,
among them, ICT experts, policy and decision makers, and heads of stakeholder
institutions, international organizations, the private sector and academia. In
addition, they host high-level representatives from the European Commission (DG
INFSO) and other EC Directorates General and the African Union Commission (HRST
and the Department for Infrastructure and Energy).
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