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Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT

2-3 December 2013. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African Union Conference Centre (AUCC) and Office Complex. The ‘2013 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT’ was organised by the EuroAfrica-ICT/P8 EU/FP7 funded project in the framework of the AUC Internet/ICT Week that was held on 2-6 December in Addis Ababa. This week is part of a series of events organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) / African Union (AU).

The ‘2013 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT’ is the sixth of a series of conferences organised by the EuroAfrica-ICT Initiative under the aegis of the European Commission (EC, DG CONNECT) and the African Union Commissions (AUC, Information Society Division) and in the framework of the Joint Africa-EU Strategic Partnership (JAES):
  • March 25-26, 2009 – Brussels, Belgium
  • February 4, 2010 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • December 7-8, 2010 – Helsinki, Finland
  • November 14-15, 2011 – Cape Town, South Africa
  • November 28-29, 2012 – Lisbon, Portugal
One panel was organised around ICT for Agriculture.
Gideon Abate
  • Gideon Abate [Apposit ‐ Ethiopia] Building appropriate solutions: Making cooperation in technology design work
    Apposit is a system designed by Ethiopia-based technology firm for use in the agricultural value chain. The system provides different services to farmers such as information on market prices, agricultural tips and practices as well as general communication through short message services and interactive voice response through mobile phones.
  • Saskia Harmsen: [IICD The Netherlands] Bring on the Youth: Experiences in transforming agriculture through youth engagement 
  • Fanos Mekonnen: [ILRI ‐ Ethiopia ] Knowledge Management and Communication Expert, 
    Markets ICT 
    Early Warning
    System Advisor, 


  • Sintayehu Alemayehu: [MercyCorps ‐ Ethiopia] Using ICT tools to serve pastoral communities in East Africa
    Related PPT:

  • Review of ICT4Ag 2013: The Digital Springboard for Inclusive Agriculture ‐ Findings and way forward. This was followed by open discussions on Implications, Opportunities and Priorities for ICT4Ag Research. 

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