Title: C4IR South Africa Achievements to Date and Way Forward
Presenter: Mr Obakeng Hlatshwayo
Date: 18 May 2022
Due to the unprecedented circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, IST-Africa 2022 will take place
as a virtual event from 16 – 20 May. An activity of IST-Africa, IST-Africa 2022 is the seventeenth in an Annual Conference Series bringing together senior representatives from leading public, private, education research organisations, to discuss ICT policy, showcase research results and share knowledge.
Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Innovation, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa 2022 focuses on the the Role of ICT, Research and Innovation in Africa’s Development and specifically on Applied ICT research in the areas of eHealth, eGovernment, eInfrastructures, Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills, Cyber Security, Next Generation Computing, eAgriculture, Societal Implications of Technology, International Cooperation and ICT4D. IST-Africa 2022 will provide a collegiate setting for presentations and discussions of national and regional developments, issues of concern and good practice models, and networking with peers. IST-Africa 2022 will also provide an opportunity to identify potential partners for future proposals under Horizon Europe.
IST-Africa directly supports Information Society, Innovation and ICT aspects of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024), the Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa (2020-30) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are Community Building to facilitate EU-African research
cooperation and successful exploitation of Research and Innovation results, to stimulate take-up of RTD
results, to promote knowledge sharing between commercial, government and research organisations, to
exchange experiences about the current state of eAdoption at a sectoral, national or regional level, to support International Cooperation and open up the European Research Area (ERA) to Africa.