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For those who require a visa to participate in WITFOR conference, go to the Travel Information page for instructions of how to acquire a visa. The list of the countries requiring visas and the Botswana High Commission Offices is also listed. [Read more]

ACP Group sponsorship
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) is sponsoring one ACP Country representative involved in the technical management of ICTs and ICT development and policy design in their country to participate in WITFOR 2005. [Read more..]

Education Commission unveils the Teacher Capacity Building Project
The Education Commission launched its Capacity Teacher Building Project at the third and final meeting of the commissions co-chairs’ meeting in Gaborone, last month. The project aims to establish a SADC-wide teacher support network and enhancing professional development of secondary school teachers and teacher educators through the network of “change laboratories". [Read more..]

Second WITFOR project has now co-funded by THE EMBASSY OF FINLAND in PRETORIA, SA
The project aims at developing the capacity of Southern African teachers in using ICT. It will be implemented through setting up a support website and a network of innovative knowledge sharing communities of teacher trainers and teachers. It will be applying a new method of professional development for teachers ICT capacity building in Southern Africa based on methodologies developed in the Centre for Activity theory and Developmental Work Research in University of Helsinki and in Virtual centre for Innovative Learning Technologies in University of Mauritius. [Read more...]

World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR) in Gaborone, Botswana
The Government of the Republic of Botswana, in collaboration with the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), will host the second World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR) in Gaborone, Botswana from August 31 to September 2, 2005. [Read more..]

Accelerating Development Requires Common Goals
To accelerate development in developing countries, experts in different fields must ‘talk the same language’, and work together towards a common goal. This is the view of Professor Dipak Khakhar, chairman of the steering committee of the World IT Forum (WITFOR) 2005. [Read more...]

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