Africa: 9.1 Billion Euros for Euro ICT Partnership
Highway Africa News Agency (Grahamstown)
2 November 2007
Posted to the web 2 November 2007
The European Union has set aside a total sum of 9.1 billion Euros for funding of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based research on the continent through the EuroAfrica-ICT Strategic Partnership.
The partnership, which is part of the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7) is a project that would last till 2010 and is driven by activities of the European Commission, Directorate General of Information Society and Media and is aimed at exploring the potential for a deeper and broader Science and Technology (S&T) cooperation on ICT between EU and the sub-Saharan Africa region.
The research projects developed on the African continent would strengthen S & T cooperation between the EU and sub-Saharan Africa on ICT related work. Equally, Experts also say that this could efficiently contribute to [continue reading]