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How ICTs are transforming the African Economy: A World Bank and African Development Bank Knowledge Event

World Bank ICT Sector Unit

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EAT)

Nairobi, Kenya

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World Bank / African Development Bank Knowledge Event

How ICTs are transforming the African Economy

Thursday 31 May 2012, 16.00 – 17.30 Nairobi

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to transform business and government in Africa, driving entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. A new flagship report – eTransform Africa – produced by The World Bank and the African Development Bank, with the support of the African Union, identifies best practice in the use of ICTs in key sectors of the African economy. The report is being discussed with stakeholders at the Open Innovation Africa Summit in Nairobi, and this knowledge event is being hosted by the World Bank office in Nairobi to look in more detail at how ICTs are being used in the sectors of Climate Change Adaptation and Health. The sectoral summaries and summary are available at www.eTransformAfrica.org.

Agenda

Introduction and Welcome:

Meeting chair: Laurent Besancon (World Bank)

Report Overview

Enock Yonazi (African Development Bank)
Tim Kelly (World Bank)

ICTs and Climate Change adaptation:

Presentation of Study by Ben Akoh (IISD)

Comments and response from Prof. Izael Da Silva (Strathmore University, Kenya)

ICTs and Health

Presentation of Study by Nam Mokwunye (Vital Wave Consulting)

Comments and response from Cynthia Antwi (Botswana/UPenn Health Partnership, by VC)

Discussion

Please register online for the meeting at: www.eTransformAfrica.eventbrite.com  or contact Nancy Mule Woche at nwoche@Worldbank.org. You can join the meeting in person in the World Bank country office in Nairobi (in the Duma Room, Upperhill Nairobi)

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World Bank Country Office
Upperhill
Nairobi, Nairobi Area
Kenya

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EAT)


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World Bank ICT Sector Unit

The ICT Sector Unit is the department of the World Bank with expertise in policy and regulatory matters, in eGovernment, information technology, innovation and the enabling environment. This Unit promotes access to information and communication technologies in developing countries.

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