Theme: Harnessing ICT in Education for Global Competitiveness
The International Conference on ICT for Africa is an annual conference that brings together stakeholders of the educational and industrial sectors in Africa, with the aim of reflecting on how to transfer, diffuse and adopt the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the African context; the innovation and development of ICT solutions for and within this context; impacts of ICT on society and of society on ICT; and other relevant normative, empirical, and theoretical concerns of ICT development, implementation, strategy, management and policy that are distinctive to Africa and associated developing economies.
The ICT4Africa 2014 Conference therefore seeks to bring together both scholars and practitioners under the theme “Harnessing ICT in Education for Global Competitiveness” to present papers that among others, interrogate issues on the appropriate and effective use of ICTs in education; concepts and ideas on innovative use of ICT to improve the quality of education by making teaching and learning an engaging and active process connected to real life; using ICT to improve quality of education, increase accessibility to quality education; effectiveness, cost, equity, and sustainable use of ICTs in education; findings of research on ICT usage in education; use of ICT for civic education and dissemination of political information; inform education policy makers and planners on the ICTs on grounds that can be harnessed for education in Africa and policy framework for effective implementation and innovative use of ICT to improve Africa’s global competitiveness in education, research and development, administration, governance, and wealth creation. The conference creates a forum where participants can disseminate their research to a wide audience of scholars and practitioners of ICT in Africa and beyond.
The 2014 conference, to be hosted by ICT University, Yaounde, Cameroun from the 1st to the 4th of October 2014, is in the process of receiving submissions from prospective participants.