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ICT - Tools for Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development.
The African Union is conscious of the obstacles that prevent the African society to develop and bridge the gap with other developed countries. By organizing the AICTW, the AU wishes to implement the Tunis commitment on the Information Society and the ARAPKE in order to make life conditions in Africa better and integrated in the knowledge Society and the Millennium Development Goals.
Furthermore, the AU wishes to raise the awareness on the possibilities offered by ICTs. It also invites African governments, the private sector as well as the civil society to work together to improve access to infrastructure and ICT, and create an information knowledge society. The African Union will also reinforce the capacities, increase confidence and safety in the use of ICT, to support and promote respect for African cultures and diversity.
The week should draw the attention to the values of the ICTs and specifically to promote use and outline the vision of Africa in building a knowledge economy. The Week also aims at demonstrating the values and advantages of communicating digitally and in general how ICTs could improve the quality of life.
Suggested activities for the week include the following;
- Paperless Day
- Quiz : My ICT Words
- Free Access Point to Internet (Free APNET)
- Video conference, ICT courses & training
- Media Blitz
- ICT Tours & Computer Show
- ICT Week Billboard
- Free SMS & MMS
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Auguste Yankey K.
Infrastructure and Energy Department
African Union Commission
BP 3243 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel : +251-115-51-77-00 ext. 1723