Telecom Namibia hosts ICT Summit
COMPUTING| Sept. 29, 2012, 8:05 a.m.
Telecom Namibia will host its sixth annual ICT Summit next month.
The Telecom Namibia Information Communication Technology (ICT) Summit will be held at the Safari Hotel & Conference Centre in Windhoek from 9-11 October 2012.
This year, the Summit celebrates its sixth anniversary and coincides with the 20th Anniversary of Telecom Namibia. The Summit will look at the revolution that transformed the IT and telecommunications sector in Namibia and Telecom Namibia, as the key player, over the past 20 years.
The theme for this year’s event is: “ICT – an integral part of everyday lives,” which provides an opportunity for ICT users, policy makers, industry players and the sector itself to interrogate how best the ICT potential – through social inclusion - can be harnessed to achieve real sustainable development for business, society and the environment as Namibia moves towards Vision 2030.
Through a series of high-level speeches, debates, interviews and case studies, our distinguished speaker line-up will look at the enormous potential of ICT to boost economic development and improve Namibia's competitiveness, by leading to new sources of growth and addressing key societal challenges we are facing as we forge ahead with the implementation of NDP-4. There will be a strong focus on how the industry players, the regulator, policymakers can work together to promote ICT penetration in the country.
One biggest challenge to be addressed by the Summit is how to harness the potential of ICT to create an inclusive society, to promote the development goals of NDP-4, namely the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger; achievement of universal primary education; promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women; reduction of child mortality; improvement of maternal health; to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; and ensuring environmental sustainability.
Many ICT companies will be showcasing their products and services and close to 600 delegates are expected to attend the Summit. The event programme has an impressive line-up of local and international experts, who will deliver presentations and participate in panel discussions and workshops.
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