Louis Papaemmanuel, Director of the iMENTORS project was invited to speak at the Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, in the framework of the AUC Internet/ICT Week held on Dec. 2-6 2013. The week is part of a series of events organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) / African Union (AU).

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The ‘2013 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT’ was the sixth of a series of very successful conferences organised by the EuroAfrica-ICT Initiative, an initiative created under the aegis of the European Commission (EC) and the African Union Commission (AUC). Hosted by the African Union, this year conference was organised with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies (MCIT) of Egypt.

The ‘2013 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT’ aims at strengthening and supporting the development of cooperation on ICT research and ICT4D between Africa and Europe. With a wide range of themes to be explored, including e-Learning, e-Health, e-Governance, e-Infrastructures, Living Labs, RECs, etc., and serving to develop international, cross-cutting contacts and to enhance the knowledge and expertise of all participants.

Over 200 delegates attended the event: policy-makers; official and senior representatives from Governments; representatives from international development cooperation agencies; ICT project managers; programme managers; heads of research labs; researchers; IT engineers; deans, directors, lecturers and researchers from universities and the higher education sector; managers of NGOs, professional associations, centres of excellence, trade unions and chambers of commerce; industry stakeholders.

Louis Papaemmanuel had the opportunity to showcase the 3rd release of the iMENTORS platform, and introduce the novel functionalities which were launched in October 2013, including amongst other the latest data inventories added to the database, the new crowdsourcing functionalities, and brand new slick design of the interface. Louis shared the panel with other representatives and stakeholders of the e-Infrastructures realm, such as the directors of the Nigerian NREN and representatives of the WACREN RREN.


iMENTORS 3.0 is now live: register and try it out: www.imentors.eu