Malawi to host ICT Forum

Malawi will host Africa’s biggest ICT Forum called ‘Annual Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum’ from the 26-28 August.
Thirty Information and communication ministers, ICT experts, regulators and operators from Africa, the Middle East and Europe will be attending to discuss strategies and policies to help connect rural areas in Africa.
A letter signed by Minister of Information and Civic Education Patricia Kaliati stated that connecting rural communities is a crucial topic for development in Africa. Malawi will be introducing radical policies to improve rural connectivity.
Kaliati, who is also one of the main speakers said that “’together we can make a positive difference to the development of ICT in Africa.’’
According to the programme, the forum will let delegates find out more about Africa’s licenses for new services and promote competition and discover policies to promote universal access in their country.
The forum will help to examine the effect liberalization is having on ICT development in Africa, it will also help to understand the potential of 3G for rural communities in Africa and the benefits of mobile broadband services in Africa.
The conference will also include workshops on 3G and satellite technologies provided by telecommunication operators like Ericsson.

By IT News Africa staff reporter.


  1. Hi,
    i am Godstime .A. an ICT consultant in Nigeria,i am interested in this conference,
    would be glad if i could and attend it and learn or possibly contribute my quota in any any way i can.

    Its a Good thing Africa is waking up to the light.
    looking forward to hearing from you guys,

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