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  • AU to implement project to lower Africa’s internet cost

    The African Union (AU) on Monday said it will implement a project that will keep the continent’s internet traffic local to the continent to reduce the cost of accessing internet.

    The African Internet Exchange System project will lower internet costs by supporting the establishment of National Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Exchange Points in Africa.

    African Union Commission (AUC) Acting Head of the Information Society Division Christian Minoungou told a regional forum in Nairobi that Africa is currently paying overseas carriers to exchange intra-Africa internet traffic.

  • Africa Union: Tele-Medicine center inaugurated

    Tele-Medicine center of India’s information technology initiative, Pan-African e-network, was inaugurated in Addis Ababa yesterday at the Africa Union headquarters.

    Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, said while inaugurating the center that India is keen to work in partnership with AU in expanding ICT facilities in the continent.

  • African ministers and ICT pledge for vibrant internet Ecosystem

    The information society which encompasses information and communication technologies, including Internet, medias, broadcasting and postal services, represents one the most vibrant social and economic activities of this century”.

    It is against this backdrop among others that, African Ministers of Communication and Information Technologies gathering today 3rd September 2015 in Addis Ababa in their first ordinary session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and ICT (STC-1 CICT) will discuss the significant strides and innovation in societal transformations in the last decade.

  • AU urges Africa to transit into knowledge-based societies

    The African Union on Friday urged the continent to make a transition from agricultural based economies to knowledge based societies.

    African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy Dr Elham Ibrahim told journalists in Naivasha that the switch will allow African countries to reduce the current high poverty levels.

    “One of the targets of the AU is for the continent to make the transition to a knowledge based society, so that all citizens have access to equal education and employment opportunities,” Ibrahim said during a workshop on Knowledge Society Development in Africa as part of the African Leadership in ICT Course (ALICT).

  • AU: Experts Meeting on eHealth and Telemedicine Harmonization in Continent

    The Experts Meeting on Health and Telemedicine Harmonization in Africa, opened today, Monday 28th February, 2011 at the Headquarter of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to present its outcome to the 5th session of the Conference of the African Union Health Ministers scheduled for April 2011, in Namibia.

    Speaking at the opening ceremony of the experts meeting, African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, her Excellency Bience Gawanas said a number of strategies, plan of action and initiatives directly or indirectly related with ICT for health have been developed and supported by the AU and its NEPAD coordinating and planning Agency in collaboration with AU Partners.

  • AU: NSW govt touts e-health future

    Government introduces new blueprint for services delivery across the state and will soon appoint chief executive of eHealth NSW, and chief CIO

    The NSW government has unveiled its Blueprint for eHealth in NSW, aimed at improving collaboration between agencies and the development of a strategy to provide services to rural and remote areas.

    The blueprint – announced today by health minister Jillian Skinner – outlines a framework for enhanced collaboration between eHealth NSW, the NSW Ministry of Health and the Local Health Districts.

  • AU: Queensland: Uncertainty as government vows to outsource more tech services

    Hundreds of technology workers in the Queensland public sector face an uncertain future after the government reaffirmed on Thursday its intention to outsource an array of services currently delivered in-house.

    The news comes in the wake of the Costello Commission of Audit into the state's finances, which recommends the government look to outsourcing and asset sales to balance its books.

  • AU/UA: Bekele speaks out after alleged ITU freeze

    Dot Africa Connect (DCA) executive director Sophia Bekele has urged girls to educate themselves using ICT and the internet, despite allegedly being barred by the African Union Commission (AUC) from speaking at today’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Girls in ICT event held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Bekele was initially scheduled to speak but alleges she was prevented from doing so due to a dispute with the African Union.

  • Australian State Victoria launches new ICT procurement register

    The State Government of Victoria revamped the process of procuring ICT services by launching a new eServices Register for the use of ICT suppliers and government departments.

    “The eServices Register will provide a simplified process for Victorian ICT companies bidding for government work, and allow the Victorian Government to make more informed purchasing decisions from a greater range of suppliers as well as monitor the range and scope of eServices engagements”, said Gordon Rich-Phillips, Technology Minister of Victoria.

  • COVID-19 catalyst for Africa’s digital transformation

    Stating that COVID-19 crisis has become the single biggest catalyst for digital transformation, the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, Amani Abou-Zeid, has urged solidarity and partnership for Africa’s digitization.

    The AU Commissioner made the remarks during the virtual e-governance conference organized by Estonian e-Governance Academy under the theme “Giant Leaps Start with Small Steps,” according to an AU statement on Saturday.

  • Estonia signs cooperation agreements with African Union, Mauritius to develop e-governance

    Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas has signed agreements of good will with the African Union and Mauritius for the development of e-governance.

    The agreement with the African Union more broadly concerns e-governance cooperation, whereas the agreement with Mauritius focuses more specifically on the creation of a regional e-governance training module. The signing of both agreements took place on the sidelines of European Union -- African Union summit, spokespeople for the Estonian government said.

  • GovCFO Forum Australia spotlights governance reforms

    In a show of support, finance chiefs from leading international and Australian agencies are converging this December at the industry’s flagship GovCFO Forum Australia 2013.

    This 3rd regional event, being held Monday 2nd December at the Canberra Convention Centre, galvanises finance heads as well as technology experts presently from the UK, Denmark, Singapore, and New Zealand.

    The CFOs of Australian commonwealth, state and local agencies are also represented. These officials are drawn from portfolio agencies covering taxation, human services, finance, ICT, and the environment.

  • UN hails African Union for choosing ICTs as theme of 14th summit

    The United Nations on Thursday hailed the African Union (AU) for choosing Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as the theme of its 14th summit to be held from Sunday to Tuesday.

    Speaking at the opening of the 16th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council, Abdoulie Janneh, the UN under-secretary-general and executive secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa, said ICTs can improve performance of businesses and the efficiency of markets.

    The UN official also said ICTs can empower citizens and communities by increasing their access to knowledge.

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