AfricanBrains launches The Southern African ICT for Education Summit being held at the Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 26-27 January 2012

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AfricanBrains announces the launch of the The Southern African ICT for Education Summit 2012 hosted under the patronage of the Zimbabwe Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts & Culture. Consisting of pre-scheduled meetings between the private sector, ministers and educationalists from 18 Southern African Countries and taking place at the Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 26-27 January 2012.

The Southern African ICT for Education Summit - 26-27 January 2012

The Southern African ICT for Education Summit - 26-27 January 2012

It is essential to deliver investment in ICT for education through strong partnerships with international and local technology leaders.

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AfricanBrains is proud to announce, under the patronage of the Zimbabwe Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts & Culture, the launch of The Southern African ICT for Education Summit 2012 being held at the Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 26-27 January 2012.

The Summit will be based around dedicated pre-scheduled meetings between the private sector, ministers and educationalists from the 15 member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) plus Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. It will focus on key areas for establishing partnerships and procurement between the ministries of education and the private sector.

Senator David Coltart, Zimbabwe Minister of Education, Sport, Arts & Culture stated “It is essential to deliver investment in ICT for education through strong partnerships with international and local technology leaders. This summit represents the ideal opportunity for business and government to enter into bilateral discussions for e-learning, m-learning, improving connectivity & capacity, developing digital content & storage, electronic publishing, strengthening pedagogical programs for science & mathematics teaching and building long-term public-private partnerships for education. With that in mind and our strong commitment to this summit, we encourage the participation of companies and organisations who wish to benefit from this opportunity to engage with ministerial officials from the Southern African countries all under one roof.”

AfricanBrains recently organised and completed African Education Summit 2011 in Morocco which represented the start of a long-term commitment to bring the public sector and educational institutions together with private and corporate sector operators and investors.

Keynote speakers included Dr. Cheick Diarra, Chairman of Microsoft Africa with a speech on “Understanding Africa’s ICT infrastructure and embracing the potential that lies ahead”; Dr Francis Tusubira, CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance who spoke on “Research and Education Connectivity – Unlocking the Intellectual Potential of Africa Based Researchers” as well as Prof Is-haq Oloyede – Vice Chancellor & Board Member, Association of African Universities who delivered a talk on “AAU Efforts and Opportunities for University Connectivity in Africa”.

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As well as organising meetings based events across Africa and the Middle East, AfricanBrains is devoted to the promotion of innovation and attracting investment into new technologies with its news, blog & intelligent network site - http://www.africanbrains.net

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To register your interest in The Southern African ICT for Education Summit please visit http://www.africanbrains.net/edusa/
For private sector interest in the Summit please contact John Glassey at john(dot)glassey(at)africanbrains(dot)org
For Summit media partner requests & press attendance please contact Matt Toplis at matt(dot)toplis(at)africanbrains(dot)org
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