Chair: Louis Papaemmanuel, Project Director of iMENTORS, SU

  • Björn Pehrson, KTH, Sweden
  • Meoli Kashorda, KENET, Kenya
  • Aida Opoku-Mensah, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


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The panel will consist of an open discussion on the needs and benefits of enhancing the coordination of donors and investments in e-Infrastructures in Sub Saharan Arica, and will be followed by a live demonstration of the iMENTORS platform as a tool to optimise the coordination of donors and investments in e-Infrastructures in Sub Saharan Arica.

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Hosted by the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, and Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa 2013 (29 - 31 May) is the eighth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.

Focused on Information Society and ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development and Research Cooperation and Community Building, each conference brings together senior representatives of leading public, private, education and research organisations from 50 countries to discuss policy, share insight and identify collaboration opportunities.

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to

- Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy in Africa

- Promote International Research and Development Cooperation and Coordination

- Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity

- Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public and private sectors

The 3rd Annual IST-Africa Living Lab Thematic Working Group meeting takes place on 28th May, with other co-located multi-lateral and bi-lateral meetings taking place during the week.