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e-Skills for Knowledge Production and Innovation Conference 2014

17 - 21 November 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

Why should you attend

Impact on a developing country and continent
e-Skills, e-readiness and e-astuteness - to build a more inclusive economy in an environment increasingly dominated by modern ICT devices and applications - is supported by South African Government.

The academic conference is part of iNeSI's national Research National for e-Skills (ReSNeS) - a multi-stakeholder research (knowledge for innovation) network that supports evidence-based decision making and policy change - and contributes to South Africa's National e-Skills Plan of Action (NeSPA).


Dynamic research area - grow your network and plan for next year
The annual conference includes papers that go beyond academia to engage with business, government, education and society. Attending in 2014 will prepare delegates who wish to submit papers next year.
The conference offers opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with e-skills stakeholders from throughout South Africa, Africa and internationally.


Visit one of the top destinations in the world
Cape Town is one of the top travel destinations worldwide. The conference takes place at the University of Cape (UCT), one of the top universities in Africa. UCT is also close to other well-known universities, University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

Be part of the e-skills community for the development of South Africa & the African continent

We invite you to attend the international e-skills academic conference, co-hosted by the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (South Africa) and the Informing Science Institute (an international association of researchers).

Conference focus? The 'e-Skills for Knowledge Production and Innovation' Conference addresses issues of interest to people promoting e-literacy and in developing and supporting e-skills (the ability of people to adequately use and create all forms of ICT) at all levels of life and work.

This effort is much broader than training and aims to build international research collaborations and projects suitable for international agency funding aligned to poverty alleviation, youth unemployment and postgraduate research.

The focus of the conference is the strategic and efficient use of modern ICT devices and applications, as well as the related knowledge, skills, competences, teaching, learning, and inventivenes of the workforce and citizens.

Cost? R2 300

While it is past the date for submission of papers, we encourage you and your colleague to attend.

The programme? See e-Skills Conference Schedule for the event schedule.

When and where? 17 - 21 November 2014 at the Univeristy of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa.

Who should attend?
  • Government organisations involved in e-skills development
  • e-Skills policy makers
  • Corporations committed to e-skills development
  • Higher education institutions, open and distance learning institutions, technical and traditional educational providers
  • Researchers
  • Civil Society and NGOs focused on leveraging and evaluating e-skills.

Want to read the abstract to be presented at the conference? click here

Click here to register: e-Skills Conference Registration.