IST-Africa 2019 Conference
Hosted by the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, IEEE Region 8 and IEEE Kenya Section, IST-Africa Week 2019 (Nairobi, Kenya, May) is the fourteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.
IST-Africa Week 2019 will provide a world-class international forum to showcase existing Research, Innovation and ICT4D activities and capacity in Kenya, the rest of Africa and Europe. The Conference Programme combines strategic keynote presentations, a High-Level Roundtable, technical and policy papers, case studies and workshops. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research cooperation under Horizon 2020.
IST-Africa Week is the flagship event of the IST-Africa initiative, co-funded under the European Framework Programme since 2005 – current Contract No. 723240.
The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to
- Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy in Africa
- Promote International Research Innovation, and Policy Cooperation and Coordination
- Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity
- Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public and private sectors
Other co-located multi-lateral and bilateral meetings will take place during the IST-Africa 2019 week.