CPRsouth7

CPRafrica 2012 / CPRsouth7
CONNECTING AFRICA & ASIA: ICT POLICY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE FOR THE GLOBAL SOUTH
5-7 September 2012, Mauritius

 Organized by Research ICT Africa, LIRNEasia and the University of Mauritius

Supported by the International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC) and the Department for International Development, UK (DFID)[1]

Communication Policy Research: south (CPRsouth) intends to build human capacity in the South by reinforcing and developing the knowledge, skills, and commitment of ICT policy and regulation scholars in the region or with substantial interest in the region. The overall objective is to create policy intellectuals capable of informed and effective intervention in ICT policy and regulatory processes in specific country contexts.

CPRafrica 2012 / CPRsouthprovide a forum for mid-career and junior scholars to meet face-to-face to exchange ideas, network and improve the quality of their scholarly work. It fosters the next generation of active scholars and in-situ experts capable of contributing to good ICT-related policy and regulation in the region.

Location
Mauritius is a dynamic African nation, known as a hub for financial services and attracting many high-spending tourists.  A majority of its citizens are of Asian origin.  The conference will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius. The city is surrounded by a beautiful mountain range and it still conserves many of its historical and colonial style buildings. Port Louis is the largest city of the country and the main port, which borders the Indian Ocean. From September to November it’s typically the dry season.


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