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AITEC Africa has assembled  over 40 local and international speakers to make presentations at this year’s ICT Congress to be held in Mozambique.

Sean Moroney, AITEC Africa Chairman (image source: file photo)

According to the press statement, AITEC Africa, establised in 1987, has been focussed on ICT publishing, event management, professional development and training across Africa. AITEC Africa’s mandate  is to spread knowledge on the Internet, computing and telecommunications across most of English-speaking Africa.

This year’s AITEC Africa ICT  Congress theme is “Building on local skills and capacity to develop effective ICT solutions that address local needs.”

Announcing the line-up, AITEC Chairman Sean Moroney said the Programme Advisory Board, made up of 18 ICT industry leaders in Mozambique, had provided valuable guidance in designing a programme to meet the training and information needs of Mozambique’s ICT community.

The AITEC Mozambique ICT Congress is now in its 4th year and is established as a computing and communications industry event for the Mozambique’s rapidly growing ICT sector. About  500 managers, professionals and other decision-makers in government and business attend the event on an annual basis.

The programme covers a wide range of key subjects in 13 sessions over two days, including the following:

-Making bandwidth available for national development

-eLearning to improve access and quality of education

-Banking the unbanked

-ICT systems for productivity and competitiveness

-Reaching rural communities with practical ICT solutions

-Open Source software for development

Conference presentations confirmed for the event include:

“Advancing the gender agenda for ICT professionals” by Adrian Schofield, Manager, Applied Research Unit, Joburg Centre for Software

“The readiness of African networks for broadband” by Bill Hearmon, Chairman, African Broadband Forum, South Africa

“The roadmap to small business success – A decade of learning” by Arthur Goldstuck, CEO, Worldwide Worx, South Africa

“Computer science education as an engine for innovation and development” by Prof. Erkki Sutinen from Finland who is STIFIMO Chief Technical Assistant in the Ministry of Science and Technology

The AITEC Africa ICT Congress will take place at Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre, Mozambique on 5-6 October 2011.

For further details email info@aitecafrica.com or log on to www.aitecafrica.com

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