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The Transformational Use of ICT in Africa

 
Begins:   May 31, 2012 
Ends:   May 31, 2012 

A new flagship report – eTransform Africa – produced by The World Bank and the African Development Bank, with the support of the African Union, identifies best practice in the use of ICTs in key sectors of the African economy. The report is being discussed with stakeholders at the Open Innovation Africa Summit in Nairobi, and this knowledge event is being hosted by the World Bank office in Nairobi to look in more detail at how ICTs are being used in the sectors of Climate Change Adaptation and Health. The sectoral summaries and summary are available at www.eTransformAfrica.org. 

World Bank / African Development Bank Knowledge Event

How ICTs are transforming the African Economy

Thursday 31 May 2012,
16.00 - 17.30 Nairobi
15.00 - 16.30 Gaborone
09.00 - 10.30 Washington DC

Agenda

Introduction and Welcome:
Meeting chair: Laurent Besancon (World Bank)

Report Overview:
Enock Yonazi (African Development Bank)
Tim Kelly (World Bank)

ICTs and Climate Change adaptation:
Presentation of Study by Ben Akoh (IISD)
Comments and response from Prof. Izael Da Silva (Strathmore University, Kenya)

ICTs and Health
Presentation of Study by Nam Mokwunye (Vital Wave Consulting)
Comments and response from Cynthia Antwi (Botswana/UPenn Health Partnership, by VC)

 

Discussion

Please register online for the meeting at: www.eTransformAfrica.eventbrite.com or contact Nancy
Mule Woche at nwoche@Worldbank.org. You can join the meeting in person in the World Bank
country office in Nairobi (in the Duma Room, Upperhill Nairobi) or by Videoconference in the
country office Gaborone (Time Square Building, 134 Independence Avenue), and in Washington
DC, 1818 H St NW, in Room J6-160VC. You can also join the meeting on Adobe Connect at: http://
worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/etransformation/.




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