One of the interesting things about the latest EuroAfrica-ICT 7th Concertation Meeting held in Brussels on 1st October was the opportunity that it provided to learn about the large number of overlapping initiatives funded by the European Commission that are exploring ways in which ICTs can be used both to support development initiatives in Africa, and also to facilitate increased collaboration between European and African researchers and organisations.
In particular, presentations by four of the European Technology Platforms drew attention to the potential for the work that they are doing in this ‘space’:
- Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) ETP
- Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI) ETP
- Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI) ETP
- Mobile and Wireless Communications (eMobility) ETP