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It will be a place for discourse and debate on novel approaches to building a better Africa through new and emerging technologies, some of which have already started happening as you will read in our cover story.


The event is under the auspices of the Ministry of Communication, Ghana and is being organized by African Institute of Development Informatics and Policy (AIDIP), Ghana; PearlRichards Foundation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP, Ghana); Africa e-governance Academy (AfegA) (an OSIWA and UNDP Initiative), Ghana and RLG Communications, Ghana. 

The week will have one conference, two workshops and a three-day exhibition. It is the first of its kind to be organised on the continent of Africa. The week-long event seeks to explore how modern technologies are being or could be harnessed for development in resource-poor contexts especially in Africa. 

If you’re reading PC Tech from outside Ghana, you’ll have the opportunity to follow the events through our usual online tools.Back to this magazine, though, we have put together all the major stories and talking points that happened over the month of June, including Orange Uganda’s launch of and ‘email-to-phone’ solution called EmailSMS, and the same company’s propose launch of High Definition Voice calls, a technology that will be the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Bas Hoefman discusses the opportunities and challenges for use of Mobile Phones for learning in Africa in this Issue’s Learn section. We compiled feedback on this article, which, with Bas’ responses to comments make for an interesting read in the Inbox section.

This issue also features a new initiative called Viva Africa TV, an internet-based TV channel established to provide a platform for the youth companies, NGOs, the public sector and civic society to produce and deliver multimedia engaging content and information to the Internet generation in Africa. Don’t miss the rest of the regular sections of PC Tech Magazine.

See you in Accra.

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