Information Technology in African Business (it@ab) network

it@ab is the Southern African Knowledge Network on "Information Technology in African Business". It was founded 2001 in order to support the participation of Small and Medium Sized Companies, Institutions and Governmental Bodies in the global knowledge-based economy through e-commerce, e-business developments and ICT consulting and training. it@ab was established with financial and technical support from InWEnt (Capacity Building International, Germany). The network has more than 30 distinguished multiplier institutions in seven SADC (Southern Africa Development Community) member states. it@ab consists of Universities, Consulting companies, IT-Training Institutions, Internet Providers, Applications Service Providers and Trade Promotion Organizations in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. The number of members is still growing. The main objectives of the it@ab network include Offering sustained ICT-related business consultancy services, training, capacity building and knowledge exchange in the SADC region in particular, Africa in general and beyond in order to infuse increased ICT usage in African Business; Enhancing IT-related activities with potential for multiplier effect; Promoting cross-border cooperation in the SADC region among IT@AB members as well as ICT organisations and professionals through, among other things, collaborating on programmes and projects at local, regional and international levels; Fostering cross-regional and intercontinental cooperation with similar networks and relevant organizations; and Positioning SADC e-business within an increasingly globalized and networked economy.
InWEnt (Capacity Building International, Germany)
Southern Africa
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