Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution South Africa

IST Africa 2022 Conference

Title: C4IR South Africa Achievements to Date and Way Forward

Presenter: Mr Obakeng Hlatshwayo

Date: 18 May 2022

Time: 13:45

Background

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.

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South Africa Trade and Investment Pavilion, Expo2020 Dubai

The Centre will be part of the Dubai expo and we will have a session on the 18 March 2022. 

South Africa will be a participating nation in Expo2020 Dubai, inspiring new ways with its world-class pavilion and authentic experiences, stimulating innovation and creating tangible opportunities in trade and investment, with millions of visitors and 191 participating countries.

To create more opportunity, we must look outward to the world that wants to invest in greatness and invest in the opportunity that lies within South Africa.

We want the world to… “THINK OPPORTUNITY”, when they “THINK SOUTH AFRICA

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Inaugural Technology Governance Forum

March – 2 April 2020

Knowledge Commons, CSIR Campus & CSIR International Convention Centre

Join Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr. BE Nzimande, and CEO of the CSIR, Dr Thulani Dlamini at the Inaugural Technology Governance Forum hosted by the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Affiliate Centre in South Africa.

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Stakeholder engagement workshop in Pretoria: November 2019

The Coucil for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is home to the South African Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre (SA-C4IR), the first World Economic Forum’s (WEF) affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) Network in Africa. South Africa joins other countries such as China, India and Japan, which also host centres such as this one.

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