Manoj Sinha inaugurating the 2nd edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo in Nairobi, Kenya on September 06, 2016
India’s Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC), in conjunction with NASSCOM, and ICT Authority of Kenya embarked on the 2nd edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo at KICC, Nairobi.
The event, supported by Government of India and Government of Kenya, was inaugurated by the India’s Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha and Minister of ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru.
It is aimed at enhancing cooperation between African countries and India in the area of ICT business. The event also saw attendance of various senior government officials from neighboring countries and included South Sudan’s Deputy Minister of ICT & Postal Services, Mr. Akol Paul Kordit with a big delegation, Uganda’s Principal Secretary, ICT, Dr Jimmy Pat Saamanya, and Malawi’s Secretary of ICT and Civic Education, Mr. Justin AdackK Saidi.
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The event also saw participation from business leaders from India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, Israel, South Sudan, Rwanda, Mauritius and Commonwealth Telecom Organization.
The second edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo cum Conference sees more than 100 ICT companies participating from India showcasing their latest products and solutions to explore synergies on ground. The delegation comprises heads and senior officials from government and private companies.
A key highlight of the event was the ICT Ministers Round Table Meeting on ‘Digital Dreams of the Developing Nations’, wherein ICT ministers / secretaries leading high level government and business delegations from India, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda and Malawi participated.
Government-to-government bilateral talks were also held between the Indian government and official government delegations from Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and South Sudan.