The conference will take place in Iringa in south-central Tanzania.
Currently, the first East-African science park for business and academic
collaboration is being built at the premises of Tumaini University in
Iringa (see above). First day of the conference will be held with
invited keynote speakers and conference speakers in the science park.
Also, poster and demonstration sessions will take place during the
first day in the central meeting area of the science park. Work is
being performed to attract the Tanzanian president to give the
opening of TEDC'2006.
The second day of the conference is dedicated to an outreach programme
for the participants, during which there will be visits to local, private and
governmental schools, hospitals, and orphanages in rural areas in order
to obtain first hand experience and inspiration for TEDC issues. Students
from Tumaini University having performed studies at these schools and
hospitals will demonstrate their work and there will be plenty of
opportunities for interactions with students, teachers, nurses, doctors,
children, etc. This should provide inspiration to the participants for the
evening discussion (in Ruaha River Lodge - see below) on how to progress in
development of technology for educational purposes and local business
in developing countries.
Ruaha River Lodge:
The third day of conference will take place at Ruaha River Lodge (see photo top of page 1)
in the Ruaha National Park. There will be arrival in the afternoon on the second day,
when there will be chance to go on a game drive to see hippos, elephants, girafs,
zebras, lions, crocodiles, kudus, buffalos, monkeys, eagles, etc. In the evening
there will be dinner and discussion on the outreach programme for future technology
for education, rehabilitation, business, etc. in development countries at the Ruaha
River Lodge. During the third day, there will be regular conference sessions with
oral presentations at the premises of Ruaha River Lodge. For those waking up early,
there may be a chance for a walking safari in the early morning before breakfast