Malawi to host IST-Africa 2015

IST-Africa 2015

Hosted by the Government of Malawi through the National Commission for Science and Technology, and Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa 2015 (May) is the tenth 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 IST-Africa Conference Series is part of the IST-Africa Initiative, co-funded under the European Framework Programme since 2005 – current Contract No. 611795.

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to

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

– Promote International Innovation, Research and Policy Cooperation and Coordination

– Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity

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

The 5th Annual IST-Africa Living Lab Thematic Working Group meeting will take place on Tuesday as a pre-conference event with other co-located multi-lateral and bi-lateral meetings taking place during the week.