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Summit 2016 Concept Note

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Summit 2016

The 4th AfICTA Summit is to be held on 11-14 October, 2016 in Windhoek, Namibia under the auspices of the ICT Professionals' Association of Namibia (ICT-PAN) and the Ministry of ICT, Namibia. The theme of the Summit is "Internet of Things for Sustainable Development". This event is part of AfICTA's strategies to realize its vision of fulfilling the promise of the digital age for everyone in Africa.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest inventions of man, the Internet has continued to shape the way mankind lives, works and plays. With over 3 billion people already connected in the world and more than 300million connected in Africa; and the existence of technological structures, protocols and unique numbers (IPv6) to support its continuous evolution; and given the global community resolve to sustain development, AfICTA at its 4th Summit will be focusing on how the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon will help advance and sustain Africa's development in the areas of health service delivery, e-government, e-commerce, job creation and overall improvement in the standard of living of the people.

With a more connected Africa, are we closer to:

  • surpassing the 15% intra-African trade?
  • Taking 60% of our people out of poverty?
  • Building a critical mass of skilled labour for tomorrow's prosperity?    

...are we able to grapple with the attendant cybersecurity, political, social and cultural challenges that IoT would engender?

At the 4th AfICTA Summit, high level panels of African ICT Ministers, regulators, development specialists and decision makers will provide insights and share perspectives on making strategies and policies work for the future of Africa. Businesses will share award winning solutions for e-health, e-government and e-payment. Experts will provide techniques for cybersecurity assurance and investors will find ingenious opportunities for investment and more...

The 4th AfICTA Summit is where to be on October 11-14, 2016 at the Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia. Let us together make IoT sustain Africa's rising and development.