WIRE AFRICA presents

Technology as a Catalyst

for economic development in Africa

Palais de Congres, Cotonou, Benin Republic

April 20-21, 2007

In a bid to make Africa one of the most sought after places on earth by 2025 by harnessing the potentials of Technology, WIRE AFRICA will bring together in one platform governments, multi-nationals, technology experts, civil society organizations, business managers, and community groups to explore far-reaching insights and cutting-edge technological solutions for Africa.

Speakers and facilitatorsEdit

  • Theresa Carpenter ([[United States]|USA]])
  • Lisa Fowler (USA)
  • Edward Cherlin, OLPC4USA (Silicon Valley, USA)
  • Hougette Gnacadja – UN Expert Panel (CEDAW)
  • Subrata Gupta (India)
  • Titi Akinsanmi – Schoolnet/Global Teenager project (TENTATIVE)
  • Mr. Chris Uwaje- Nigerian Computer Society (TENTATIVE)
  • Carpo Chichi- Projet Cerco (West Africa's biggest ICT for education initiative) (Benin Republic)
  • Gbenga Adebusuyi, Chief Architect, WIRE AFRICA (Benin Republic)
  • Mrs. Gilletta Mouyabi, Agency for ICT Development (Benin Republic)


There are two exhibition packages. There is space for 300-500 organizations to exhibit their products and services during the Summit.

  • Silver Package: US$450
  • Gold Package: US$800

Registration informationEdit

All summit registration: US$280

For more information on the African Technology Summit 2006 or to register by e-mail:


Funmi +229 97 89 82 95 (Benin Republic) Gbenga Adebusuyi + 229 97 14 97 37 (Benin Republic) Ben Hindley + 1 306 4770460 (Canada) Edward Cherlin + 1 408 219 4178 ([[United States]|USA]])

Second SummitEdit

Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada

November 23-24, 2007