IFM ICT Summit

Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) and the Institute of Finance Management (Tanzania) continued their ongoing collaboration by recently co-hosting the second ICT Summit, an annual event that aims to gather national and international ICT stakeholders in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. This year's summit also included a research delegation from DIT which included Security and Forensics expert Dr Frederick Mtenzi and Peter Manifold from the School of Computing's Flexible Learning Project. 

This years summit focused on the following sub-themes: healthcare, agriculture, oil and gas, education, e-learning and e-commerce and also included discussions on government ICT policy; applications development and adoption; ICT Projects localization; sustainability; and the socio-economic impacts of ICT applications.

On the day there were commencement speeches from head of IFM Prof. Tadeo A. Satta followed by research talks on topics such as e-government, cybercrimes legislation, e-learning and the adoption of broadband connectivity in rural areas. Dr Mtenzi also gave a talk on the adoption of m-learning as an educational platform for social inclusion whilst Peter Manifold gave a talk on the use of flexible learning in a higher educational context. The Irish Ambassador to Tanzania her excellency Fionnuala Gilsenan closed out the summit by discussing the onging links between Ireland and Tanzania and gave a vote of thanks to all who attended on the day.

Members of staff from IFM with Ambassador Gilsenan at the recent ICT Summit in Dar Es Salaam

 

The main aim of the ICT Summit is to share best practices in developing an informational society by nurturing digital engagement within Tanzania and linking ICT and other sectors of the economy together. By focusing on these activities it is hoped that the development of ICT and its uses will lead to the creation of a more digitally engaged knowledge economy within Tanzania.

The success of the event means it will now run into is third year and calls for papers will soon be open for the 3rd ICT Summit.  

For more info please visit: https://ifm.ac.tz/ICTSummit2016/


DIT School of Computing 2016. For further information please contact Dr. Fredrick Japhet Mtenzi  (fredrick.mtenzi@dit.ie) or Dr. Dennis Lupiana (dennis@ifm.ac.tz)

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