I’m glad to see that Matthew Dawes and All Amber are continuing their efforts to promote the Mobile Web in Africa. Last october, i attended and chaired part of Mobile Web Africa which took place in South Africa. This was the first event focusing on this topic in Africa, and this was a real success (see my previous post about it). Now Matthew is working one more local instance, in a booming market, East Africa. After our recent visit, i’m convinced that this is a great choice for the location of this event. Mobile Web East Africa will take place 3 and 4 february 2010 in Nairobi, and the preliminary agenda and the list of already confirmed speakers are impressive (most of them we just met while travelling in Kenya and Uganda): Eric Cantor from Grameen, Erik Hersman from Ushahidi, Jon Gosier from Appfrica, Dr Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary. It is going to be a very exciting event, and the Web Foundation is very happy to support this event. For those who are interested, i recommend you register quickly or contact All Amber, as the South Africa instance was full weeks before the event!
Good Job Matthew!