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  • Aug

    2014

    1

    UbuntuNet network commissioned in Eastern and Southern Africa (0)

    UbuntuNet Alliance, the research and education network for Eastern and Southern Africa, and DANTE, the operator of GÉANT, the pan-European research and education network, announced the commissioning of the UbuntuNet network, the regional high-speed Internet network connecting researchers, educators and students in Eastern and Southern Africa.
    The establishment of national research and education networks (NRENs), the [...]

     
  • Apr

    2014

    14

    ESASTAP Plus Short-term Exchange Programme for individuals involved in technology transfer (E+ STEP) (2)

    ESASTAP Plus is a dedicated platform for strengthening technology, research and innovation cooperation between Europe and South Africa. The project is supported by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, with co-funding from the South African Department of Science and Technology.
    ESASTAP Plus currently invites European and South African individuals involved in technology transfer to [...]

     
  • Feb

    2014

    7

    The AFRICA BUILD PORTAL and the “Data Mining in Biomedicine” CoP (2)

    The AFRICA BUILD Portal (ABP) is an Open and Free Social and Professional Network for supporting collaborative links and access to a broad variety of informatics tools for Health Training and Research in Africa.
    If you are a student, a teacher, a researcher or a practitioner working in Health, then you can register at the AFRICA [...]

     
  • Jan

    2014

    27

    TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme: Postdoctoral research opportunities – Deadline 31 March (0)

    The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers (preferably within 5 years of receiving their PhD) from sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three (3) months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the [...]

     
  • Jan

    2014

    22

    Overview of the latest user numbers in the largest Facebook markets across Africa in 2013 (0)

    Africa is on promising tracks to become a digitally savvy continent. Millions of people are active on Facebook and other social media platforms, using a large array of the latest devices.
    Facebook has experienced a high growth in Africa in 2013, as users experience shifts to mobile.
    This infographic by Afrographique demonstrates the impact Facebook has had on [...]

     
  • Jan

    2014

    15

    Successful kick-off meeting of the MED-Dialogue Project in Amman, Jordan! (0)

    The official kick-off meeting of the newly launched MED-Dialogue Project (GA #611433 – 01/01/2014-30/06/2016) was held earlier this week (January 13-14, 2014) in Amman, Jordan. This meeting was convened by the Project Coordinator (Thies Wittig, IT Consult) and kindly/efficiently hosted at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT).
    The MED-Dialogue initiative will run for 30 months and [...]

     
  • Dec

    2013

    18

    e-Consultation on Joint African-European ICT Focus Areas (0)

    The EuroAfrica-ICT/P8 Initiative has just published an e-Consultation aiming at identifying innovative ICT solutions with a potential impact in Africa as well as relevance to Europe. In particular, it aims to:

    Evaluate the readiness of previously identified research topics/solutions in ICT Focus Area;
    Evaluate the readiness/availability of the innovation ecosystem in Africa, for the identified solutions in [...]

     
  • Dec

    2013

    17

    Cloud computing key to improving literacy in Africa (0)

    In rural areas in Africa the choice of books can be very limited because sending books away from the city means transporting bulky boxes by road, which is rarely economical for publishers.
    Going digital could help solve the distribution problem, but tablets have low penetration in Africa. In fact, with three quarters of the world’s 6 [...]

     
  • Dec

    2013

    13

    Science and Technology: key for Africa’s Socio-economic advancement (0)

    As part of the year-long celebration of the commemoration of the OAU/AU 50th year anniversary, the African Union Commission (AUC), through its Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology, (HRST) opened the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) week.
    During the opening ceremony H.E Demitu Hambisa, Minister of Science and Technology, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, considered [...]

     
  • Dec

    2013

    12

    2013 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT – For immediate release (Comments Off)

    For immediate release
    Dec. 12, 2013
    The ‘2013 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT’ took place at the African Union Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on December 2-3 in the framework of the African Union Commission (AUC) Internet/ICT Week that was held on December 2-6 in Addis Ababa. This week was part of a series of events [...]