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Experts discuss framework for better use of geospatial information in Africa
  ECA Press Release 214/2012
Addis Ababa, 12 December 2012 (ECA) - Geospatial science and technology experts from Africa and other parts of the world held a three-day meeting in Addis Ababa to prepare guidelines on legal and regulatory frameworks for..
SADC eCommerce strategy approved by ICT Ministers
  Balaclava, Mauritius, 8 November 2012 (ECA) - SADC Ministers responsible for Telecommunications, Postal and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) approved the SADC eCommerce Strategic framework for the SADC region in Balaclava, Mauritius o..
African MPs urged to leverage policies that promote science, technology and innovation
  ECA Press Release 168/2012
Cairo, 18 October 2012 (ECA) – Senior ECA and AUC officials on Wednesday 17 October joined Egypt’s Minister of Scientific Research Prof. Nadia Zakhary, to urge more than 50 parliamentarians from across Africa to begin a cr..
First Africa IGF opens with calls for enhanced collaboration to tackle cyber crime
  ECA Press Release 162/2012
Cairo, 03 October 2012 (ECA) - Following the successful hosting of the five sub-regional Internet Governance Forums or IGFs by the respective sub-regions, the inaugural Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfrIGF) opened toda..
ECA’s ASKIA initiative show-cased at Libraries Summit
  ECA Press Release 156/2012
Addis Ababa, 25 September 2012 (ECA) - A pioneering initiative by the ICT, Science and Technology Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa was presented to the First African Public Libraries Summit in..
Media workshop debates challenges of science communication in East Africa
  ECA Press Release 151/2012
Addis Ababa, 19 September 2012 (ECA) - Journalists attending a two-day workshop in Addis Ababa, jointly organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organi..
Experts urge East African Journalists to make science a priority for development
  ECA Press Release 151/2012
Addis Ababa, 19 September 2012 (ECA) - Over 30 reporters and editors from East Africa have gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a two-day workshop to discuss ways of better reporting science, technology and innovation fo..
African Media Get to Grips with Geospatial Science
  ECA Press Release 150/2012
Addis Ababa, 18 September 2012 (ECA) - Media professionals endorsed today, the establishment of the African Forum for Geospatial Information systems. The conclusion followed two days of training aimed at improving the qua..
Participants at the ICT/BPO International Conference welcome the 2013 IPA as a major initiative recognizing African Innovation
  ISTD's Technical Advisor, Matti Sinko presented the call for the 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) during the ICT/Business Process Outsourcing International Conference (ICT/BPO) in a session on Technological Innovations - Towards a Regional Pers..
Africa can profit from the US$500 billion global Business Process Outsourcing boom – says ECA’s Opoku-Mensah
  Addis Ababa, 12 September 2012 (ECA) - African countries have been urged to invest in their ICT sectors and take a share of the growing Business Process Outsourcing, currently generating over US$500 billion annually. The call was made by Ms Aida Opok..
ICT Ministers call for harmonized policies and cyberlegislations on Cybersecurity
  ECA Press Release 144/2012
Addis Ababa, 05 September 2012: The fourth African Union Conference of Ministers in charge of Communications and Information Technologies opened today in Khartoum, Sudan, under the auspices of His Excellency the President ..
Draft African Union Convention on Cyber-security comes to its final stage
  ECA Press Release 140/2012
Addis Ababa, 31 August 2012: Over 25 legal and ICTs experts gather for two days in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss the draft African Union Convention on Cyber-security.
Female students scoop award for innovative concept at Innovators Summer School
  ECA Press Release 131/2012

Kampala, 11 August 2012 (ECA) - Two female students from Kyambogo University and Makerere University scooped the Award for the Most Innovative Concept based on their proposed “Blood Grouping Strip” concept. Ms Bagayana S..
First Biomedical Engineering Innovators Summer School gets Underway
  ECA Press Release 130/2012
Kampala, 7 August 2012 (ECA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Makerere University, Kyambogo University and the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) opened the first ever Biomedical Engineer..
ECA Library partners with Ethiopia Reads on training of librarians
  Addis Ababa, 05 July 2012 (ECA) –The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with Ethiopia Reads, an international Non-Governmental Organization that supports the development of Libraries, organized a three-day skills tra..
2013 Innovation Prize for Africa launched
  ECA Press Release No. 114/2012
Addis Ababa, 04 July 2012 (ECA) - The second round of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), which aims to reward innovation across Africa in key sectors of interest, was launched today at a press conference organized ..
ECA conducts training on GeoNetwork Open Source tool
  ECA Press Release No. 85/2012
Addis Ababa, 06 June 2012 (ECA) – 24 experts working on geospatial metadata creation and sharing in Ethiopia, today concluded a two-day training on GeoNetwork Open Source Tool.
Innovation Prize for Africa enters its second phase
  ECA Press Release No. 112/2012
Addis Ababa, 02 July 2012 (ECA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are to announce, on Wednesday, the call for the 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IP..
Experts adopt Declaration of Addis Ababa on harmonization of cyber legislation
  ECA Press Release No. 103/2012
Addis Ababa, 22 June 2012 (ECA) - Over 80 experts from Eastern, Southern and Northern Africa regions concluded a three day consultative workshop with the adoption of the Addis Ababa Declaration on harmonization of cybe..
Workshop on harmonization of cyber laws kicks off with a review of the draft African Convention on Cybersecurity
  ECA Press Release No. 99/2012
Addis Ababa, 20 June 2012 (ECA) – A three-day consultative workshop on Harmonization of cyber legislations for Eastern, Southern and Northern Africa regions opened today at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) to..
Experts to discuss harmonization of cyber legislation for Eastern, Southern and Northern Africa regions
  ECA Press Release No. 88/2012
Addis Ababa, 15 June 2012 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission in collaboration with Regional Economic Communities are organizing a regional consultation on the harmonization of cy..
CREATIC4AFRICA: Inspiring the next generation of African innovators
  ECA Press Release No. 84/2012
Addis Ababa, 04 June 2012 (ECA) – After nine months of hard work at the CREATIC4AFRICA innovation lab in Spain, five young innovators from Ethiopia and Senegal presented their ICT-based innovations at a special event o..
ECA hands over High Resolution Satellite Image of Greater Accra to the Government of Ghana
  ECA Press Release No. 81/2012
Addis Ababa, 29 May 2012 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) this week handed over a high resolution Multispectral Satellite Image of Greater Accra, Ghana to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Devel..
Ministers discuss Sustainable Financing of ICT in Education in Africa
  ECA Press Release No. 80/2012
Addis Ababa, 28 May 2012 (ECA) – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with the Government of Benin and the International Conferences, Workshops, and Exhibitions (ICWE), organized the ..
Youth from Ethiopia, Senegal and Cape Verde to present results of their ICT based innovations
  ECA Press Release No. 76/2012
Addis Ababa, 22 May 2012 (ECA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Technology Centre for ICTs (CTIC) are organizing a special event on 'Innovation in ICTs – the CREATIC4AFRICA initiative' o..

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