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6th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa

The International Conference on ICT for Africa is an annual conference that brings together stakeholders of the educational and industrial sectors in Africa, with the aim of reflecting on how to transfer, diffuse and adopt the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the African context; the innovation and development of ICT solutions for and within this context; impacts of ICT on society and of society on ICT; and other relevant normative, empirical, and theoretical concerns of ICT development, implementation, strategy, management and policy that are distinctive to Africa and associated developing economies.

The ICT4Africa 2014 Conference therefore seeks to bring together both scholars and practitioners under the theme “Harnessing ICT in Education for Global Competitiveness” to present papers that among others, interrogate issues on the appropriate and effective use of ICTs in education; concepts and ideas on innovative use of ICT to improve the quality of education by making teaching and learning an engaging and active process connected to real life; using ICT to improve quality of education, increase accessibility to quality education; effectiveness, cost, equity, and sustainable use of ICTs in education; findings of research on ICT usage in education; use of ICT for civic education and dissemination of political information; inform education policy makers and planners on the ICTs on grounds that can be harnessed for education in Africa and policy framework for effective implementation and innovative use of ICT to improve Africa’s global competitiveness in education, research and development, administration, governance, and wealth creation. The conference creates a forum where participants can disseminate their research to a wide audience of scholars and practitioners of ICT in Africa and beyond.

The 2014 conference, to be hosted by ICT University, Yaounde, Cameroun from the 1st to the 4th of October 2014, is in the process of receiving submissions from prospective participants. Please click links to access Call for Papers and Call for Doctoral Consortium.

ICITD Team Members participate in annual Diversity Summit Case Competition

The Southern University Baton Rouge (SUBR) MBA team took second place at the 2016 Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Annual Diversity Summit Case Competition in New Orleans, February 12, 2016. The SUBR team included ICITD members Sophie Balunywa and Chie Fred Awumah. They both shared their opinions on the Summit as follows:

“Working on the case with a diverse team gave me a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of actual teamwork. Presenting the case to an audience of professionals and receiving positive feedback was refreshing, this experience showed me that we all have the capabilities to compete anywhere, regardless of our backgrounds; as long as you set your mind to it” - Sophie Balunywa

"The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Diversity Summit 2016 created numerous opportunities for networking with top supply chain professionals and recruiters from leading industries such as Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, Honda, Du Pont, UPS, Pfizer, American Water, Merck, ADT Security Services and more. Talks laid emphasis on the importance of getting a mentor (professional) to help build a career. The ISM provide these activities and professionals are willing to take up mentoring roles. Other HBCUs are taking advantage of these opportunities thus I want to call on my fellow College of Business/Southern University students to engage in such activities to boost their career chances” - Fred Awumah

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