MTN backs Highway Africa
DEVELOPMENT| Sept. 4, 2012, 2:06 p.m.
MTN is once again demonstrating its leadership in developing Africa’s media through its sponsorship of the Highway Africa conference next week at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
This year will be the 10th time that MTN will be sponsoring Africa’s renowned media conference, now in its 16th year. The three-day event, scheduled for 9-11 September, attracts over 600 delegates, consisting of journalists, heads of media houses and corporate representatives from across the continent.
This year’s event is themed “Africa Rising? How the media frame the continent’s geopolitics, trade and economic growth”. MTN says it expects healthy and robust deliberations between media practitioners on how the media can drive Africa’s socio economic agenda.
“Sponsoring the conference gives MTN the opportunity to promote dialogue amongst media on the continent and provide valuable insights on how the media is continually striving to assert the use of ICT to benefit some of our most disadvantaged communities on the continent,” says Rich Mkhondo, Executive for Corporate Affairs at MTN Group.
Mkhondo will moderate the session on “How media innovation is reshaping our field”.
“This year, the response has been overwhelming. Over 600 delegates have confirmed attendance. This is the highest number we’ve had in the past 16 years. It is through the support of sponsors like MTN that the conference has grown by leaps and bounds. There is no doubt that MTN is taking a leadership role in promoting media development in the continent,” says Chris Kabwato, Director of Highway Africa.
MORE DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Airtel employees inspire students at Kangemi Resource CentreStudents from over 20 non-formal schools in Kangemi got a chance to interact with Airtel Kenya employees this weekend, through an Airtel sponsored- symposium that was held at Kangemi Resource Centre, Nairobi. Read More
Ericsson’s Connect to Learn wins Total Telecom 2015 Africa awardEricsson has been recognized with a 2015 Africa Award for “Social Contribution” for its Connect To Learn initiative. Read More
Airtel supports 41 schools in the LEAP Hubs programmeBharti Airtel has partnered with Chandaria Foundation and the Global Peace Foundation to support 41 schools in Kenya in the LEAP Hubs entrepreneurship program through the provision of free internet connection. Read More
School calls for solar power for computer labThe Principal of the Girls Senior High School at Agege, Lagos, has appealed to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to explore the provision of alternative source of energy, especially solar, to power the computer laboratory the regulator just donated to the school. Read More
Airtel connects Bungoma Schools to the Internet for freeAirtel Kenya has connected Natombo CBM Primary and Secondary Schools in Kabuchai, Bungoma County to the Internet for free. Read More
Boost investment in Africa’s energy for a triple win, Annan report urgesAfrican governments, investors, and international financial institutions must significantly scale up investment in energy to unlock Africa’s potential as a global low-carbon superpower, says a new report from Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel. Read More
Airtel connects seven more schools for freeAirtel this week connected seven schools in Mombasa and Central regions as part of its efforts to support Kenya’s education system through its ambitious and unique Internet for Schools project. Read More
MTN Ghana launches Y’ello Care challenge to educate female porters in GhanaGhana’s leading network operator, MTN, has officially launched its 21 Days Y’ello Care Challenge in Accra under the theme Investing in Education for All. Read More
MTN SA Foundation injects R8m in a 21-day campaignMTN SA Foundation has injected an R8 million into the 21 Days of Y’ello Care campaign to capitalise on the partnership with the MTNers in the 2015 investments in education. Read More
Schneider Electric solar systems power new SA game lodge constructionAdSolar EPC chose photovoltaic (PV) innovation by the specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, to power the creation of a new 22-room Rhino Ridge luxury game lodge bordering the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. Read More
FEATURED STORYIHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity
Mohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAs curtain falls on MDGs, what next?
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.