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2010 Euro-Africa e-Infrastructures Conference

December 9, 2010December 10, 2010
Place The Scandic Marina Congress Centre – Helsinki, Finland
Hosts Host by the European Commission (DG INFSO / GÉANT & e-Infrastructures Unit) and the African Union Commission (AUC)
Organisers Organised by the eI-Africa project with the support of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Objectives

The “2010 Euro-Africa e-Infrastructures Conference” will address the whole e-Infrastructures programme (from research networking to global virtual research collaboration):

  • Innovating the scientific process (global virtual research communities)
  • Accessing knowledge (scientific data)
  • Experimenting in silico (simulation and visualisation)
  • Sharing the best computational resources (e-Science grid, supercomputing)
  • Linking at the speed of the light (GÉANT)

The Conference will be held in the framework of the “2010 Euro-Africa Week on ICT Research & e-Infrastructures“, a series of events held under the aegis of the European Commission (DG INFSO: International Relations Unit + GÉANT and e-Infrastructures Unit) and the African Union Commission (AUC) with the support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland:

The week is organised by the FP7 eI-Africa and the EuroAfrica-ICT EU-funded projects with the support of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

To ensure a higher participation of African key stakeholders in the event a budget has been planned by the organisers to contribute to travel and subsistence expenses for some of the delegates. In addition, donor organisations will be encouraged to sponsor the event and collected sponsorship fees will be primarily used to invite more African delegates to join the event.

Sponsors

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland / Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland / Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland
Released funds will mainly be allocated to the best African researcher under the form of “mobility grants”.

Contact info@ei-africa.eu
Website http://ei-africa.eu/at-a-glance/
eI-Africa involvement Organisation



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  1. There is no doubt, that Information and Communication Technology, is transforming and empowering Africa, from making telephone calls,texts by small business owners, money transfers to operating software, used by private, public organizations, the challenge however is to identify areas where the Governments ,private sector and Civil Society can engage significantly, implement sustainable e-infrastructures, that can accelerate the economic and social transformation of African Societies.

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