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The “resource curse” or economic transformation: local content policies and realising the potential of hydrocarbon reserves

Speakers: Jesse Salah Ovadia (Newcastle University), Ernest Nwapa (Pioneer Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board), Patrick Obath (Director, ASI Kenya Extractives Industry Development Programme), Isabelle Ramdoo (ECDPM)

Technology in Africa: Connecting the unconnected

The mere presence of cyber cafes and WAP enabled mobile phones will not entice the vast majority of Africans to go online, unless what they can access is relevant to their everyday lives, suggests Jonathan Bhalla.

The cans and can’ts of technology in Africa

The challenge for technology entrepreneurs, business, NGOs and think tanks in Africa is to focus attention on clearly documenting what works – how and why – so lessons can be learned says Jonathan Bhalla.