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Monday, October 27, 2008

Malawi to host 6th ICT Open Access Conference

(Malawi) Malawi will for the first time host the
6th International Wide Open Access (ICT) Conference from 12th to 14
November in the capital of Lilongwe, APA learnt here on Monday.

to journalists in Lilongwe on Monday, Chairperson for the ICT
Association of Malawi (ICTAM), Charles Govati, said the conference
would examine the challenges the open access to ICT infrastructure
model can be harnessed to improve lives, standards of education,
health, housing, transport and production of goods and services for
socio-economic development.

\"Ways and means shall be identified to utilise the
range of available ICT tools and services offered through the open and
accessible ICT infrastructure,\" he said.

He said the conference will among other things address
issues of ICT policy, regulation and impact analysis, research,
education, universal access for economic growth, ICT open source, media
and language, ICT solutions for rural development.

The conference, which will attract local and
international dignitaries, will run concurrently with an ICT Fair under
the theme, “Open ICT Access for Socio-Economical Development.”

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