From June 07 – 08, 2011; a group of young, enthusiasticÂ and tech-savvy Nigerians are putting together a technology-focused event dubbed: EduNet Africa 2011 aimed at –
“Exploring the Opportunities of a Connected Tertiary Institution to Pioneer Digital Revolution in Africa.â€
About EduNet Africa:
EduNet Africa conference is the leading internationally recognized conference for Higher Education community in Africa. It is being hosted annually in different tertiary institutions across the continent. This event is meant to create an environment to learn, network with stakeholders in the ICT industry,Â share ideas that will enhance the effective use of the internet facilities and the new technologies in the Universities and Institutions of higher learning in Africa.
One of the unique features of EduNet Africa Conference is the opportunity it offers African Start-ups to showcase their product and services through the African Startups Showcase (ASS) at the event. African Startups will have opportunities and exposure to venture capitalists, partnership, loans, grants, scholarship etc. at the conference. They will be given opportunities to be part of International events like the World Summit Youth Awards organized by the United Nations.
-To explore the opportunities and possibilities the internet, mobile and new technologies provide within the academics in the areas of e-learning, business, communication and social changes (ICT4D).
-To educate and empower our teaching, learning and Training community with Internet education that will improve the quality of teaching, learning, e-collaboration, research and development in Africa.
-To spark up â€œnet-preneurshipâ€ and digital revolution in Africa by creating opportunities for our institutions to develop applications that will compete favorably globally. It is an event that encourages African Startups through the African Startup Exhibitions.
This would Â serve as the largest gathering of leading IT Professional in Africa who have interest in the educational sector, Internet based professionals, Service providers, Web strategists, Equipment manufacturers, University dons, students; this offers the best opportunity to network.
Speakers include; Professor Charles Uwadia – University of Lagos; Ms. Dorothy K. Gordon – Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Ghana; Guy Berger – , South Africa; Sarah Chiumbu – Wits University; Â South Africa; Professor Raymond Akwule -Digital Bridge Institute, Nigeria; Engr Titi Omo-Ettu -ATCON, Nigeria; Chris Uwaje – ISPON, Nigeria and a host of others.
Who Should Attend this Event?
-Senior and young academics and researchers from universities and Higher Education Communities.
-ICT coordinators and Managers. Media, PR and Brand experts, Digital Marketers
-Education administrators, Consultants and training practitioners
-Corporate training and Development Executives, company representatives
-Technology and Service Providers, Content providers, Web Masters, Publishers
-Web and Mobile application developers
-Entrepreneurs, Startups & anyone interested in leveraging the opportunity the internet providers.
Registration for the event is online via www.edunetafrica.com
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