Connect Africa, Volume 2

Investing in Africa's Progress

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This is the second volume in the “Connect Africa” series that ITU has produced since the Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2007, under the patronage of His Excellency President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. The summit gave an important boost to connect the continent, and a commitment was made to link all African capitals and major cities with broadband infrastructure and improve links with the rest of the world by 2012. For Africa which still has a vast, untapped potential for growth in information and communication technologies (ICT), is open for business. And it is new investment in ICT infrastructure that will lead to new jobs and overall economic growth. This publication highlights the public-private partnership using third-generation (3G) wireless technology to improve health.




The Connect Africa Summit that took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 29–30… October 2007 attracted more than 1000…participants from 54…countries, including Heads of State and Government. Forty-three countries in Africa were represented, with 23 at the ministerial level. In addition, leading industry players participated, such as British Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, GSM Association, Huawei, Qualcomm, NTT DoCoMo, Neustar, Nokia, Siemens and Microsoft. Also taking part were international financial institutions, regional development banks, international and regional organizations and other stakeholders.


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