Africa Creative Industries Investment Summit (ACIIS)
ACIIS 2013, the premier event for investment opportunities in Africa’s creative industry, is due to take place on the 10th April at the Africa Centre, Covent Garden, London. If you are interested in Africa’s music, fashion, publishing, arts, broadcasting, film and advertising industries then you don’t want to miss this event. Visit: http://www.aciis.org/
Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA)
This is a non-profit international association dedicated to building Africa’s scientific knowledge base and advancing science in Africa. It’s membeship includes scientists, academic institutions, research institutions, government agencies, philanthropists and funding agencies. Visit: http://sasascience.org/
Euro Africa Health Investment Conference: MediPharm
EAHIC: MediPharm due to be held 26-27 March 2013, will be the first conference of its kind, in Europe, focusing on the African pharmaceutical industry. The London conference seeks to highlight opportunities for investment in sub-saharan Africa’s pharmaceutical industry, promote collaboration and increase awareness on how to enhance Africa’s pharmacuetical capability. Visit: http://www.eahic.com/
Club of Emerging Leaders in Africa (C.E.L.A)
CELA is a non profit group for African professionals committed to promoting, preparing and contributing to a prosperous Africa. The group engages in development and implementation of projects in Africa. Visit: http://www.celafrik.com/
NEPAD Council and the African Union (2008)
A meeting between H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, and NEPAD Council was convened at the African Union mission in Washington, D.C on October 9, 2008. Other representatives of the African Union included H.E. Ambassador Amina Salumi Ali, Dr. Elham Mahmoud Ahmed (Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy) and Mr. Moctar Yedaly (Head of Infrastructure and Energy).
Dr. Jabulani Dhliwayo (NEPAD Council President) and Dr. Appolinaire Djikeng (former NEPAD Council President) represented the Council while Dr. William Welty (CEO) represented SWANsat Holdings. The main items on the agenda were the SWANsat project and the integration of NEPAD Council into the African Union. Following the meeting, NEPAD Council is going through the process of joining the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC).
SWANSAT Super Wide Network Satellite (2008)
NEPAD council has signed an agreement with SWANSAT Holding in which the Council will support promote the SWANSAT project. When the project is complete in 2015, SWANSAT pledges to offer subsidized broadband satellite bandwidth to Africa at a cost of 1Euro/per month for 2MB/s.
SWANSAT is a constellation of up to twelve telecommunications satellites that will operate the first commercial use of the Wband for delivery of two-way broadband Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services worldwide. Using 500,000 watts of broadcast power, SWANSAT will operate from geosynchronous orbit (GSO) as a hybrid Broadcast Satellite Service (BSS), Mobile Satellite Service (MSS), and Fixed Satellite Service (FSS).
For more details please visit the SWANSAT website.