Burkina Faso: Second ICT Best Practice Conference in Ouaga – Closing the Gap Between Words And Action

source: allAfrica
Balancing Act (London)

ANALYSIS
26 April 2008
Posted to the web 28 April 2008

Russell Southwood
London

This week, the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou hosted the second annual “Africa ICT Best Practice Forum” which serves as a practical way for Governments from across Africa to share their own experiences and demonstrate practical examples of successful technology solutions in their respective countries. It attracted a large crowd of Ministers and civil servants from all over Africa and was held in at the same time as Burkina Faso’s national Internet week and the local ICT event SITICI. Isabelle Gross was there to find out what was happening.

Attendance at the forum was sponsored by Microsoft, the European Union and the Government of Burkina Faso so it attracted high-level attendees. But if those attending were high-level so was the rhetoric surrounding the event. For sponsors wanted nothing less than to:” accelerate Africa’s social and economic development, help [continue reading]



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