4th e-Governance Africa Forum

Effective Governance, transparent public services and citizen empowerment through Information and Communication Technologies is the theme of the 4th Annual e-Governance Africa Forum 2010 in Maputo from 23 to 25 March.

Organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in conjunction with the ICT Ministry of Mozambique, the Forum is part of the CTO’s mandate to facilitate and promote ICT development through knowledge-sharing events. Key topics will include: Government policy and regulation; Private sector initiatives; Public Private Partnerships; Funding; Infrastructure; Technology; Service provision; Capacity building; Content generation; e-Gov and revenue generation; Empowering marginalised groups: women, youth and rural communities; and Practical case studies.

The CTO is calling for papers for presentation at the Forum – either in the form of case studies or expertise in any of the key topic areas. Among the international delegation present at the Forum will be Policy Makers, Regulators, Operators, Financiers, Academicians, Technology and Software Developers,International Aid Agents and Civil Society Operatives. Those interested in presenting at the Forum are asked to contact Samuel Fletcher on  +44 208 600 3809 or e-mail s.fletcher@cto.int.