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Hosted by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, IEEE Africa Council and IEEE Uganda Section, IST-Africa Week 2020 (Kampala, Uganda, May) is the fifteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.

IST-Africa Week 2020 will provide a world-class international forum to showcase existing Research, Innovation and ICT4D activities and capacity in Kenya, the rest of Africa and Europe. The Conference Programme combines strategic keynote presentations, a High-Level Roundtable, technical and policy papers, case studies and workshops. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research cooperation under Horizon 2020.

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to:

– Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy in Africa

– Promote International Research Innovation, and Policy Cooperation and Coordination

– Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity

– Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public and private sectors

Other co-located multi-lateral and bi-lateral meetings will place during the IST-Africa 2020 week.