Date set for Commonwealth ICT forum in Zambia

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THE Commonwealth-organised “Connecting Rural Communities Forum,” has been set for Zambia in August.
Organisers said the event, which is scheduled for Livingstone from 25 August, is designed to prepare African Information and Communication Technology decision-makers for the next steps in driving rural connectivity. In its fourth year, this year’s conference will be in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communication, Zambia
They are building on the success of previous such conferences to make the three-day edition a success.
“In previous years key stakeholders from across the telecoms world have come together to build partnerships for the future. This event is designed to play a pivotal role for stakeholders to plan, deliver and learn from best practice case studies in ICTs,” said the organizers.
The CTO has already confirmed the attendance of several ministers from across Sub-Saharan Africa to speak on current policies and practices and how to change the face of ICT’s in rural communities.

More than 30 Government Ministers and ICT Regulators are earmarked to discuss policy and regulatory frameworks and challenges while more than 30 speakers from around 20 countries will present papers during the event.

Goodman Majola
Zambia