IST-Africa Week 2022

IST-Africa Week 2022 is hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Innovation. It is supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC). IST-Africa Week 2022 would hold in May. This would be the seventeenth edition of the annual series.

The conference will serve as a world-class international event for showcasing existing technology-enabled R&D, innovation, and ICT4D initiatives and capabilities in Africa, Europe, and other regions of the world. The conference combines strategic keynote talks, a high-level roundtable, technical and policy papers, case studies, and workshops. It also allows possible partners for future Horizon Europe research collaboration to be identified.

IST-Africa Week 2022
IST-Africa Week 2022

The IST-Africa 2022 Program will include Opening and Closing Plenary Sessions, as well as a Scientific Program with Parallel Sessions that will feature presenters from the public, private, education, and research organizations from Europe, Africa, and other parts of the world.

Each conference, which focuses on Information Society and ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development and Research Cooperation, and Community Building, brings together senior delegates from 50 nations to discuss policy, share insights, and discover partnership prospects.

Goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series

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

– Encourage International Research Innovation, and Policy Cooperation and Coordination

– Demonstrate Africa’s capacity for research and innovation

– Encourage the public and business sectors to use research findings.

IST-Africa 2022’s core thematic priorities include:

– Technology-enabled Healthcare (mHealth/eHealth)

– eSkills and technology-enhanced learning

– Agriculture aided by technology (mAgriculture/eAgriculture) and environmental sustainability

– Energy – Micro-grids, ICT for Power Delivery

– NRENs and eInfrastructures (National Research and Education Networks)

– Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Future Internet, and Internet of Things

– eGovernment and the Delivery of Public Services

– Languages and Content Technologies; Digital Preservation

– Trust, privacy, and cyber security

– Technology-enabled Entrepreneurship and Collaborative Open Innovation (including Social Entrepreneurship)

– Languages and Digital Preservation in Content Technologies

– Trust, privacy, and cyber security

– International Development (including ICT4D)

– Technology’s Social Consequences


Online Registration will commence in February 2022.

To read more and register for the conference, click here


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