IST-Africa 2012 coming to Dar May 9-11th – Apply for a Scholarship Now!

IST-Africa 2012 is the seventh annual conference in the Series bringing together delegates from leading commercial, government & research organisations, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt & good practices. This year it will take place right at our doorstep on Dar es Salaam’s beautiful Kunduchi Beach May 9-11th.

IST-Africa 2012 will focus on the Role of ICT for Africa’s Development and specifically on Applied ICT research topics addressing major societal and economic challenges. Mobile applications have a key role to play in this regard. The organizing committee welcomes the ICT & tech community related to TANZICT activities also to take part.

The Advance Programme consists of two plenary sessions and over 150 presentations across 48 parallel sessions.

Download the Advance Programme and see what interests you, as you will also have a special opportunity to apply for a waived participation fee:

Tanzanian researchers, government officials, SMEs and relevant NGOs who are working in the area of applied ICT, have not completed
registration to date and do not have projects to support their participation are invited to apply for a Waived registration fee.

Please fill out and submit the application online before 20 April:
http://www.ist-africa.org/conference2012/default.asp?page=scholarship

The number of waived registration fees to be offered will depend on available resources. Please clearly state why you should be supported and specify ongoing ICT initiatives being undertaken.

There’s also an opportunity to include oral presenters:

Tanzanian researchers, entrepeneurs, SMEs and government officials who have results and case studies to share in relation to eHealth (Telemedicine, Health Information Systems M-Health), Cloud Computing, Technology-Enhanced Learning & M-Learning Internet of Things, IPv6, Cyber Security, ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility, Open Source Software.

If you wish to make a presentation in one of these sessions please send a short overview of the results you wish to share to secretariat@IST-Africa.org by 16 April. Presentation slots will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

We are looking forward to an extremely interesting conference only five weeks away!

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IST-Africa 2012 is hosted by the Government of Tanzania through the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), and supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission.

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