ICT visioning statement
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Diakite, Abdoulaye;
International Livestock Research Institute;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa African Center for Statistics;
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It is a painful true to recognize that on the one hand the African academic community and the other hand the higher education institutions and research institutions (HERI) did not play the prominent role they have supposed to play in the emerging information society in Africa. It would be perfectly judicious and legitimate to investigate the underlying reason of this sad reality, which is not unfortunately limited only to information society issues. Other key areas are in the same situation. May be the very near future, sociology studies will reveal the ins and outs of the lack of thought leadership from HERI Sector and academia when we speak about ICTs and information society. This is not our purpose in this short introduction, which intends to deal with the optimal modalities of a more deeply involving of the whole academic community and HERI at country and regional level in Africa.