In July 2009 the first undersea cable to bring high-speed internet access to East Africa went live. What opportunities does this bring for the way we share and publish information in the region? How can the new technology be used to increase the impact of development work? These are some of the things to be discussed at the annual Information for Change conference, which will for the first time be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 21 September 2010, under the theme of “Digital Publishing in Africa: The Next Steps”.
The Information For Change annual workshops began in 2007 and were set up to look at how new technology can increase development impact. It brings together individuals and organisations involved in generating, publishing, and using information for development across Africa. The previous three events have all been held in Capetown, South Africa.
To find out more about the Nairobi 2010 event, which is being held in partnership with the Nairobi International Book Fair, visit www.informationforchange.org