The AfDB President Attends AU Summit on ICTs

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From: 31/01/2010
To: 02/02/2010
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Africa ICT

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have, for more than a decade, driven economic development.

In Africa, they have incontestably changed thinking on development policy. On the continent, many countries have relied on these technologies in their development efforts. Similarly, the 14th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government scheduled to take place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, from 25 January to 2 February 2010, will be held on the theme:  “Information and Communication Technologies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development.” The AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, will attend the summit.

Impact of ICTs on the Continent’s Transformation

Mr. Kaberuka will use the occasion to present to the continent’s highest authorities, AfDB initiatives designed to help efforts at implementing their strategic orientations and programmes in the areas of economic and social development, in general, and ICTs, in particular.

He will also discuss actions and strategies implemented in concert with member states of the Bank and the African Union to overcome challenges posed by the global financial and economic crisis. (Click here for snapshot of Bank Group activities in this regard).

On the sidelines of the summit, Mr. Kaberuka will have a working breakfast with World Bank President, Robert Zoellick, on the follow-up on the summit by both institutions.