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Louis Papaemmanuel, Business Development- Brand & Product Manager of eGovlab and project director of iMENTORS, will present iMENTORS project in a session called Euro African Joint ICT Research Priorities (Day 4, Thursday November 29, 9.30am) at the 2012 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT, Lisbon November 28-29.

The "2012 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT" (an event designed to anyone with an interest in Euro-African collaborative project on ICT) will be held on November 28-29, 2012, at the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in Lisbon, Portugal. The event is organised by the EuroAfrica-P8 EU/FP7 funded project in the framework of the EuroAfrica-ICT Initiative and with the support of the National Science Foundation (FCT) of Portugal. This major event is the fifth of a series of very successful conferences organised by the EuroAfrica-ICT Initiative under the aegis of the European and the African Union Commissions (EC & AUC): March 25-26, 2009 – Brussels, Belgium, February 4, 2010 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 7-8, 2010 – Helsinki, Finland, November 14-15, 2011 – Cape Town, South Africa.

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iMENTORS at epractice.eu

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The iMENTORS team has submitted a case for iMENTORS at epractice.eu. ePractice.eu is a portal created by the European Commission which offers a new service for the professional community of eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth practitioners.

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Sub-Saharan Africa subscribers of converged network services - such as Internet Protocol (IP) television - are forecast to increase from 1.1 million in 2010 to 21.4 million in 2017.

This is according to analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan that says the number of subscribers in nations such as South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria is set to grow as Average Revenue Per User (ARPUs) fall.

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Technology is having a bigger effect on Africa than anywhere else, because it started from such a low base. Foreign direct investment has increased by about 50% since 2005.

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Global Flow of Tertiary - level Students

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The demand for higher education is growing, especially in the developing world. Many students choose to go to Europe or the US to study, but a growing share are attracted to education hubs closer to home, like South Africa and Malaysia. Did you study abroad? Where did you go? http://j.mp/OWTlTP

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Science and technology is one of the main drivers of economic growth. Given the rapid pace of technological change, governments need reliable and precise data on research and development (R&D).

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has produced a series of guidelines and documents to better reflect the situation in developing countries.

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Gov2u is an NGO committed to develop citizen collaboration platforms facilitating engagement and participation to improve democracy, transparency and open- government. Gov2u is a partner in iMENTORS. Read iMENTORS updates on the Gov2u newsletter.

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iMENTORS e- newsletter: 1st issue

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The iMENTORS e- newsletter keeps you abreast of any new project developments and relevant topics.

If you have any comments or suggestions do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Vodacom unleashes 4G in SA

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Vodacom has become the first mobile operator in South Africa to commercially launch a 4G service, according to an announcement by the firm. Read more

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The World Wide Web Foundation has produced the world’s first "multi-dimensional measure of the Web’s growth, utility, and impact on people and nations." The 2012 "Web Index" covers 61 nations – 18 of which are African.

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Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) says the total mobile phone subscriber base in the country as of August, 2012 has jumped to 24.4 million. Read more

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Industry analysts make an interesting point about fledgling technology businesses in Africa: unlike markets generally perceived to be more developed, like the US, where capital is available, but ideas are scarce – in Africa there are many solid business ideas, but money is tight.

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This year edition of the "Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT" (an event designed to anyone with an interest in Euro-African collaborative project on ICT) will be held on November 28-29, 2012, at the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in Lisbon, Portugal. The event is organised by the EuroAfrica-P8 Partnership in the framework of the EuroAfrica-ICT Initiative and with the support of the National Science Foundation (FCT) of Portugal.

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UbuntuNet-Connect is the Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focuses on research and education networking activities in Africa. It is organized by UbuntuNet Alliance and hosted by member NRENs. The Conference brings together practitioners in the research and education networking community, researchers, policy makers, academicians, connectivity providers, and a pool of expertise from across Africa and beyond. In previous years, the conference has attracted sponsorship from leading commercial companies and service providers.

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 will be preceded by a series of eventsas follows:

  • Advanced Routing Workshop (closed) - 10-14 November 2012
  • AfricaConnect Project Meeting (closed) - 12 November 2012
  • AfricaConnect Technical Meeting (by invitation) - 12-13 November 2012
  • AfricaConnect Administive Meeting (by invitation) - 13 November 2012
  • 26th Management Board Meeting (preceded by ExCom) (closed) - 14 November 2012
  • NREN CEOs Forum (by invitation) - 14 November 2012
  • AfricaConnect Follow ups eg meetings with suppliers - 14 November 2012
  • UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 (including AfricaConnect Launch; and e-infrastructure/VRC Session) (open to all) - 15-16 November 2012
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The eChallenges e-2012 Conference takes place in Sana Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal. This is the twenty-second in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission and hosted by national governments, which attracts delegates from leading commercial, government and research organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience, lessons learnt, good practice and innovation.

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Technology builds on what came before, providing new paths to build democratic cultures and instill values that will take root and flourish over time.

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Kenya is the world leader in mobile money. For 19 million Kenyans, the cell phone is a wallet and bank account. They can get paid, transfer money, pay bills, withdraw cash and even make in-store purchases – no matter what handset. Now that is a catalyst for a vibrant mobile economy! More...

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Sky-high thinking for African internet

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In just 12 months after the installation of the high-speed cables, the number of Kenyans on broadband rocketed from 1.8 million to more than 3 million. More...

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Tanzania's invisible web revolution

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East African governments are in the grip of internet fever. They have built thousands of miles of fibre-optic cable and intend to connect even the most remote villages to super-fast broadband. So is the web really transforming their lives?

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