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IST-Africa 2013 Conference & Exhibition 29 - 31 May, Nairobi, Kenya

3 juin 2013

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.
The conference 2013 takes place in Nairobi.
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

A French delegation composed of Sabine Jaume (RENATER), Joël Sor (CIRAD) and Damien Alline (IRD) attended this conference following a recommendation of the European Union (DG CONNECT).They made a presentation on the development of research and education networks in Central and West Africa. The aim was to show examples of "user driven" needs and to contribute to the next steps of AFRICA CONNECT, a project funded by the European Commission and the African Union.