The Copenhagen phase of the Mobile Ghana conference takes place, in the context of the Center for Information and Communication Technology, Technical University of Demark's Fourth International conference tomorrow afternoon at the impressive Oticom Salen of DTU. Dr. Osei Darkwah, Principal of the Ghana Telecom University College and myself would be presenting. My paper is entitled “The promise of Data in Ghana's Mobile Revolution”.It would look at policy and regulatory opportunities and challenges for making the mobile revolution more relevant to rural development and equity. It also covers the challenges to Universal Access as the mobile phone becomes the consumption norm.
Has GIFTEL, for instance, become too modest? The discussant is Mr. Pekka Tarjanne, former Director-General of the International Telecommunications Union. The CICT conference has so far been absolutely fantastic. I would blog on it at AfricaTalks.org We are also taking notes for developing resources for building epistemic communities of knowledge and practice for making the mobile revolution in Ghana pay even more for our welfare.
Contrary to established practice, the CICT conference is not being streamed on the net. I suspect it is because it is being held at Oticon at the yellow-brick main university camopus – a classy temple to knowledge. It is sound proofed, particular, expensive lighting, low key but superb Scandinavian furniture and has a bar! – and not at the premises of CICT itself. If I get some footage I would put it on the AfricaNext channel on YouTube – pending the proper opening of www.AfricaNext.net.I can send the presentation through YousendIt.com
Africa Next Knowledge Brokerage and Interaction
cell 1: 233 288 26 26 26
cell 2: 233 244 379 024