India - Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium

The India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium has been proposed, accepted and formed on 8th May 2017 by all the Core Committee Members (Directors) of the International Organization for Educational Development “IOED” – An International Diplomatic Mission. The India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium is for the networking among ICT leaders and providers as well as consultants from the India and African countries where leaders can establish Business networking from both regions through information sharing, generating Ideas to conquer ICT Challenges. It will help to mobilize ICT Investors in India to invest strategically in ICT Sectors in the African countries. It is a consortium for the information sharing, generating ideas to confront ICT challenges. The objectives of the India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium is to promote research, networking and all activities that will help in the transformation of ICT Sectors of the India and African countries while fighting cyber crimes and supporting exchange programs on ICT between people interested in ICT in the India and African countries. The India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium will carry on Exchange programs for ICT Scholars, ICT Investors and Best ICT Students. Annually the India – Africa ICT Knowledge consortium will also organize an India – Africa ICT Best Students Conference in India in which students will visit ICT Parks, ICT Companies in India, network and share ideas.

The vision of the India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium is to support the target laid by the Asia – Africa Growth Corridor – AAGC framework for socio-economic connectivity between the two regions and for the same the 2017 India – Africa ICT Summit, Exhibition and Directory has been scheduled. Socio-economic Connectivity is possible with the Effective Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies and its enabled services tune up with the support of ICT Vendors, Involvement of ICT Ministry of both the regions, ICT Knowledge Providers, ICT Agencies or Authorities, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Major Telecommunication Companies, leading ICT Investors, Consultants, ICT Lawyers/Attorneys, ICT Knowledge Providers from Academic Institutions and CEOs of Major Internet Service Providers from the India and the African countries.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017 INDIA – AFRICA ICT SUMMIT, EXHIBITION AND DIRECTORY:
The 2017 India – Africa ICT Summit, Exhibition and Directory is being organized by the India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium which is a part of the International Organization for Educational Development – IOED together with the United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development of Africa – UNCESDA, International Police Commission – IPC India Command and other well renowned organizations in the partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Republic of India on 1st & 2nd December 2017 in New Delhi.

The 2017 India – Africa ICT Summit, Exhibition and Directory will provide podium where African and Asian Govt. officials along with ICT associates shall exchange the business interest for community enhancement by Capacity and Skill development of People in both continents.

During this 2017 India – Africa ICT Summit, Exhibition and Directory, selected and nominated participants, Sponsors and Exhibitors across the ICT Sector working in alliance will be awarded with the India – Africa ICT Knowledge Excellency Award and the India – Africa ICT Knowledge Directory shall be published with a vision to encourage the networking and common market place for the startup and ICT Enabled Service, Companies are invited from both the regions to exhibit their work in this 2017 India – Africa ICT Summit, Exhibition and Directory.

The profiles, logos and contacts of winners will be published on the website. Contain logos, contacts, name of CEOs and brief profiles of the TOP 100 ICT Agencies and winners of the 2017 India – Africa ICT Summit, Exhibition and Directory will awarded most prestigious the India – Africa ICT Excellency Award on specified domain. The India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium is for networking among ICT leaders and providers as well as consultants from the India and African countries. It is a consortium for information sharing, generating ideas to confront ICT challenges. Excellent platform for participating Indian and African companies to showcase ICT products and services, learn more about digital dreams of each nation and how they can support each other through close co-operation and mutual-benefit.

THE INDIA – AFRICA ICT EXCELLENCY AWARD:
The profiles, logos and contacts of winners will be published on the website of the India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium.

THE INDIA – AFRICA ICT KNOWLEDGE DIRECTORY:
The India – Africa ICT Knowledge Directory contain logos, contacts, name of CEOs and brief profiles of the TOP 100 ICT Agencies and winners of the 2017 India – Africa ICT Summit, Exhibition and Directory will be awarded most prestigious the India – Africa ICT Excellency Award on specified domain.

The ICT EXHIBITION:
Excellent platform for participating Indian and African companies to showcase ICT products and services learn more about digital dreams of each nation and how they can support each other through close co-operation and mutual-benefit.

Who Exhibit: Registrants could be interested in one or more Panel Session. B2B sessions will be assigned based on the specific verticals selected by stakeholders from India and other countries participants in following domain and industries.

Exhibition Space Reservation Application Form: By completing the exhibition form from our websites download section; you are making a formal application for reservation of exhibit space that will be binding upon confirmation from organizing Committee. The person listed as exhibitor contact in this application will receive all mails and invoices related to this event and shall be responsible for disseminating such information to the relevant parties within their organization.

SUMMIT BENEFIT & OPPORTUNITIES VICE VERSA:
The India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium will be bridge for the various ICT Stakeholders and investors from the both regions to form the strategic alliance to fill the demand and supply gap.
The ICT Stakeholders especially Startup will get opportunities to meet Indian and African investors directly to endorsed and expand business opportunities.

Sector Specific requirement generated and requisite delegation need to frame for the betterment of the both regions.
- Nation face value will be enforced
- Bilateral relations will be strengthened
- Economy will be boost up
- Formation of academic and industry alliances

STRENGTHEN & EXPANDING ITS PRESENCE IN THE INDIA AND AFRICAN NATIONS:
- To make a common platform for both the regions and boost up ICT enabled Services and application
- To eradicate unemployment in the both regions accordance with the AAGC and Make in India Policy, NSDC, Digital India
- To establish ICT Based University/Colleges in the India and African nations for the economic growth through Indian Domain Consultants
- To establish concept Based ICT Enabled Medical facilities
- To plan and enforced the mechanism like Innovate India and Atal Incubation Center
- To make a Delegate Exchange Programme for ICT Enabled Services and Promotion biannually
- To promote and support kinship, commerce and culture; struggle against colonialism; quest for equality, dignity and justice among all people through enforcement the mechanism of International ICT Knowledge Corridor and
- Empowerment, capacity building, human resource development, access to Indian markets and support for Indian investments in Africa

GLITCHES CURRENTLY:
- Skills and Experience need to be enforced as per the demand and requirement of Current Industry.
- Industries and manpower Exchange programme needed especially for ICT Enabled services.
- More Post doctorate fellowship programme need to be enforced in the research
- Technology, Skill, Experience need to exchange among Countries
- Peace and development is requirement for the betterment of the global infrastructure
- Sustainable agenda for the skilled manpower need to be enforced
- ICT Enabled services need to be enforced in problems like Agri-based industries, Literacy, business expansion, data storage mechanism, Policy design and Drafting, Application development for the betterment of global Society and the Infrastructure development
- Smart India policy need to exchange between the India and African nations
- Innovate India and Innovate village policy need to frame for the betterment of African counties too
- Kenya techno polish development authority/other developing counties are working on Smart City concepts and they are looking for the big opportunities from the Indian investors
- Livelihood development policy needs to reform to face global ICT challenges.

THE INDIA – AFRICA ICT KNOWLEDGE CONSORTIUM IS KEEN TO ADD A NEW DIMENSION TO ESTABLISH A CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE INDIA AND ALL THE AFRICAN NATIONS:
For the establishment of optimum linkages and cooperation among the India and African countries, the larger global peripheries around the India and African nations for sustainable and innovative development we need to establish and follow-up the AAGC indicated pillars:
- Enhancing Capacity and Skills,
- Quality Infrastructure and Institutional Connectivity,
- Development and Cooperation projects and
- People to people partnership

Progresses in the Information and Communication Technology and the society have converged as never before in human history.

FOLLOWING ISSUES TO BE FRAMED DURING THE SUMMIT:
Various verticals that would be addressed by us are as under:
(a) Cyber issue and challenges: Africa’s thriving economies have an undeniable link to the success of technology on the continent. Despite increased media coverage of high-profile breaches, many top executives on the African continent still believe their organization has no valuable data and will not be targeted, without the understanding that just being connected to the internet makes any organization interesting to cyber criminals. However, with these advancements comes the threat of hacking, cybercrimes and malware. Cyber security is a growing concern for African organizations – as technology evolves, so will the nature and prevalence of cyber threats. As the cyber security landscape, threat actors and attack surfaces are constantly changing and with India’s growing domain expertise in Cyber Security, we would be able to guide African countries in Cyber Security implementation and overcome challenges.

(b) IT-ITeS Trade Promotion: Futuristic African market are very promising and we at Indo Africa Council are striving for bringing IT industry product suppliers on the platform for organized IT-ITeS product exports which would give big boost to the Indian IT Industry.

(c) Setting up of IT Parks for promoting IT-ITeS business: Setting up of IT parks is very important for promotion of trade in African countries and increase IT exports and service of India. We have the requisite know how of setting up IT Business parks and giving opportunity to start-ups. Also, nurture start-ups through incubator and accelerators.

(d) Cooperation on Capacity Building and HRD: Success of NSDC model of training semi-skilled and un-skilled and giving those employment/jobs in would be replicated in training some of identified areas for training unskilled people so that it could ensure them livelihood which could be win-win situation for both Africa and India.

(e) Cooperation in the area of tele-education and tele-medicine: Tele education and Tele-medicine has a huge potential in Africa and we are working on Africa specific Tele-education and Tele-medicine solution.

(f) E-Governance exchange programme: Digital India programme has been a huge success in recent past and we can showcase the successful e-governance models that could be replicated in selected African countries which would be us in becoming the think tanks in their e-governance implementation.

(g) Cooperation on Cyber Security and Internet Governance: Cyber security has become the most complex threat facing modern societies. It is completely man made, and still it outsmarts the experts. As a result, cyber security is not approached ideally in any part of the world. When it comes to Africa, the challenge is even greater. Africa is a relative newcomer to the world of the internet. According to the World Internet Statistics1, in 2015, the average penetration of the internet in Africa was 27.5%. For comparison, the penetration in North America was 86.9%. The internet is growing fast, in terms of both size and importance. The rate of growth of the internet in Africa during the period from 2000 to 2015 was 6,958%. For North America, the corresponding number was 187%. The reduction and eventual disappearance of the digital divide may help accelerate the process of modernization of the African economies. However, a closer look at the anatomy of internet use in Africa and its correlation with economic growth and prosperity reveals a few surprises. There is a large variance in the penetration of the internet. With this technology uptake come cyber security concerns. Cyber security, if not addressed, has the potential to reduce significantly the benefit that African countries will reap from Information Communication Technology (ICT). Furthermore, as the internet couples African countries to the rest of the world, it is imperative that Africa take cyber security seriously. We would recommend for creation of National CERTs in countries to monitor cyber threats and attacks.

(h) Investment Opportunities and way forward: There are unlimited investment opportunities & tremendous scope for business opportunities. Business opportunities are simmering beneath Africa's endless stream of unsolved problems and every day frustrations. New wealth on the continent is emerging for solving problems, creating value and not from "Old school" Source extraction. World Bank Group have published over 4000 titles on Africa's most pressing regional and national development issues. Please visit: worldbank.org Africa Knowledge Fest 2017.

(i) Knowledge Bank Formation: We have already initiated steps to establish a knowledge Bank, a service of India Africa forum to collect, preserve and distribute the intellectual output in association with various universities, faculty, staff and students who are being invited to deposit their research, working papers, technical reports, conference proceedings and other research material. This information on knowledge bank will also be displayed on our website for information of all.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES:
Only nominated Companies, Organizations, Universities and Agencies are allowed to submit their profiles and to pay registration/ subscription/ participation fees. Please don’t submit your profile if you have not been nominated and received formal communication from organizing committee.

Your Institution, Company, University or Industry Profile should therefore include full name of the CEO or Head of Institution, full contact address, cell phone #, official and personal email, a brief profile stating mission, vision, services or products offered, number of employees, year established, network and any other information you would like to publish in the 2017 India – Africa ICT Knowledge Directory – IAICTKD – 2017. Invited participants will be given Certificate of Participation of the Summit being organized.

The Organizing committee will host for Invited Guest / Investors for a high level dinner with the Honourable Minister of the Ministry of the Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of India in New Delhi, India. It is also important to note that you will be hosted for a separate special sessions and networking meeting with officials from government of India, Indian investors and officials from the supporting organizations of the Summit. For nomination you may send mail to hrdioed@ioed.in

Media Registration: Kindly write to: info@ioed.in

SPONSORSHIP: Kindly Share short profile with Photograph and Submit scan copy of Registration fees at
info@ioed.in

The Organizing Committee will send an Invitation Letter separately (we will receive sponsorship from only invited companies). Participants may submit nomination with prescribed Summit registration fees in Favour of the “INDIA – AFRICA ICT KNOWLEDGE CONSORTIUM” up to 10th Nov 2017 in following account, download and fill Sponsorship forms and send it to the
info@ioed.in and Sponsorship fees to be submitted in prescribed account.

REGISTRATION FEES: Participate may submit nomination with prescribe Summit registration fees in Favour of the “INDIA – AFRICA ICT KNOWLEDGE CONSORTIUM” Account No: 4913000100044796, MICR Code: 110024469, IFSC Code: PUNB0491300, Bank: Punjab National Bank, Branch: DWARKA SEC-22, NEW DELHI

For Any Assistance regarding accommodation and visa: Kindly write to the Secretary General, the India – Africa ICT Knowledge Consortium, 89 Bamnoli, Sec 28, South West District Dwarka, New Delhi-110077 or mail at
info@ioed.in

INVITATION & VISA: The Invitation letters will be sent to all selected participants from the African and other nations to enable them process Visa. The Organizing committee will also send details of confirmed participants to the embassies or consulates of India concerned.


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