Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – January 22, 2014 – Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will chair a new Global Commission on Internet Governance, launched by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
Announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, the Global Commission is a two-year initiative that will produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance.
Ghana’s multiple-award-winning mobile value added service (VAS) provider, SMSGH has been granted a Telecoms VAS license in Kenya.
The license was granted by the Kenyan telecoms industry regulator, Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK), and it allows SMSGH to provide its full range of mobile VAS and online payment services in that country.
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE), as part of its Technology Transformation Seminars, has held a seminar on the now trending and interrelated issues of Copyright, Intellectual Property (IP), the Internet and Creative Commons. The seminar was organised by the AITI-KACE in collaboration with the Copyright office, Ghana to conscientise producers and users of creative works on the opportunities and challenges of promoting, sharing and using creative content on the Internet.
The term ''bridging the digital divide'' which is widely used in development lingua has become synonymous with ICT4D policy frameworks, vision statements, strategies and developmental goals. The term represents the inequities that exist among groups with regard to the access to and the use or knowledge of Information Communication Technologies (ICT).
Six Ghanaians on post-graduate studies at the renowned Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in India have done Ghana proud by distinguishing themselves as the highest-scoring graduates at the end of their final international assessment. The six who are members of faculty at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT were awarded scholarships to pursue specialised postgraduate programmes in IT including the Post Graduate Diploma in Wireless and Mobile computing, PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, System and Security, and PG Diploma in Geoinformatics.
One of the six, was adjudged the overall best student out of the eleven graduating classes of Post-Graduate Diploma courses. He also obtained the highest score in his own PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, System and Security course. Another Ghanaian attained the highest score in the PG Diploma in Geoinformatics at the end of their study.
The Centre has introduced new courses thereby increasing the number of course offerings to over 30 including specialized courses for the public sector such as Data Analysis Management and Visualization, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Entrepreneurship and Open Source Technologies for Management.
Two of Ghana's representatives at the 2013 World Summit Award (WSA), Nandi Mobile a technology startup and Mobile Technology for Community Health in Ghana(MoTeCH) a technology-driven health initiative, have been announced winners in their respective categories of e-Business & Commerce, and e-Health & Environment. Ghanaian products won two awards, making Ghana one of the most successful nations at the Award which is a UN-based initiative to promote the world’s best e-content
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT(AITI-KACE) has played host to over 100 brilliant students from 9 countries who are attending the African Gifted Foundation’s (AGF) Summer Academy in Accra. The Academy in its fourth edition, will run from Wednesday 21st to 27th August 2013. This year's academy is the biggest so far organized and it follows a successful Academy in Accra last year.
AITI-KACE STUDENTS REGISTER 100% SUCCESS IN PG WIRELESS AND MOBILE COMPUTING INTERNATIONAL TRAINING
The second batch of students who completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Wireless and Mobile Computing (PG WiMC) at the Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI-KACE), have all successfully passed the 2013 final international examination.
A three-day workshop on R (an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display) has been held at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra.