Tom Ochuka has written for info and received this reply on the EuroAfrica ICT workshop, with a deadline of JULY 12th. The workshop is free, though people need to have their own transport and accommodation.
Tom would love to go, and there may be others among us--Sam, David, others in Kenya and E Africa--who could attend as well. Only sticking pt, as always, is funding. Can we send a rep or two from MS and come up with a small bit of funding for transport (David and others in Nairobi won't need this, which is the good part!)? Tom, can you stay with friends, to cut down on expenses?
Hope we can be there in some way, as this should be very helpful for our linked endeavors, esp the bridges being built between Europe and Africa...and the USA too! Thanks and blessings, Janet
** High Priority **
Thank you for your interest in the EuroAfrica-ICT (START) initiative. Kindly confirm
your participation in the Awareness Workshop to be held in Nairobi at the Hilton
Hotel by return email. This confirmation assists us in determining our numbers
in preparation for the workshop.
In order to facilitate contacts between European and sub-Saharan African organisations
interested in the development of cooperation projects in the ICT field, you are
invited to present a Proposal Idea (10 min on an ICT project idea you or your organisation
may have) at the workshop or an Expression of Interest (10 min about your organisation,
expertise, experience, etc) .
Please visit http://www.euroafrica-ict.org/index.html for the PowerPoint templates
and draft agenda. Should you require a template be emailed to you, please do not
hesitate to contact me. The deadline for submission of your presentation will be
July 12 and should be returned to rnaidoo@.... Selection will be made on
a ?first come first serve? basis.
Attendance at the workshop is free and participants will need to make their own
travel and accommodation arrangements if required. Should you wish to stay at the
Hilton hotel, a negotiated rate at US $90 has been secured for workshop participants.
Hotel details are:
Contact person: Caroline Owira
Mama Ngina Street;
Nairobi, Kenya 00100
Tel: +254-20-250000 Fax: +254-20-226477
We also ask that you take a few minutes to complete the attached Open Consultation
questionnaire. The purpose of this questionnaire is to take into consideration
the experience, visions and suggestions of the European and sub-Saharan African
ICT communities at large. The input received will form part of the document EU-Africa
S&T Cooperation on ICT under FP7 - Status & Perspectives to be presented
to the European Commission as a manifest.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries,
We look forward to meeting you in Nairobi,
Research & Development Initiatives Coordinator
Ph: +27-12-841 2948
Fax: +27-12-841 4720
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
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