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Africa Gathering: Harnessing Technology to Improve Lives

Saturday, April 25, 2009 (All day)

Time: 9am- 7pm 

 

Speakers include Professor Tim Unwin, Royal Holloway and UNESCO ICT4D Chair; Dr Niall Winters and Kevin Walker, London Knowledge Lab; Nick Short, Royal Veterinary College; Sian Townsend, Google; and Erik Hersman, White African blogger. 

Click here for the full conference programme 

 

Venue: Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, Torrington Square, London, WC1 7HX

 

Details: The revolutionary potential of mobile phones, $100 laptops and other types of new technology to transform lives in Africa will be explored at a conference sponsored by LIDC. The event, called Africa Gathering, will bring together entrepreneurs, development experts and Africans to discuss how to use the latest gadgets and ideas to benefit the continent. Click here for more background.


As well as LIDC, the event is supported by LIDC, geeKyoto Global Briefings, Movirtu, ColaLife, Moamba, ICT4D Collective at Royal Holloway, Austrian Network for ICT4D, Dispatches, Portland and Project Diaspora.

Registration: Click here to buy tickets online for Africa Gathering.