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ICKE 2013

 

International Conference on the Knowledge Economy
27 - 30 October 2013

 

Conference Theme:
Consolidating Pillars of Knowledge Economy
for Economic Growth and Employment Creation:
A Review and Structural Reform

 

Welcome message from the conference chairperson

It is becoming a routine within the Centre for Informatics, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy (SANCIKMKE) to call for papers to its biannual International Conference on Knowledge Economy (icke2013). The Centre is joined by the South African Knowledge Management Professional Association (SAKMPA) in organizing the conference for the second time in a row. Again some government institutions are promising to co-host the conference with the Centre, more information will be provided as soon as is available in this regard.

The conference seeks to engage various players to discuss how different pillars of knowledge economy can create a synergy towards economic growth and job creation. This is an attempt to break silos in the conduct of conferences as this approach perpetuates disparate efforts in dealing with challenges. The conference in its deliberations must rigorously review the current structures and determine how they can be transformed to create a conducive environment in order to reap the benefits of knowledge economy.

The challenge that is facing many countries is a misfit between the current structures, regulations and the pursuit of the knowledge economy of the 21st Century. Most of these structures and regulations belong to the 20th Century and they cannot deliver on the 21st century needs and challenges. Therefore, the theme of the conference is about “Consolidating Pillars of Knowledge Economy for Economic Growth and Employment Creation: A Review and Structural Reform” This topic seems relevant considering the economic crisis that is engulfing many countries of the world. The need for innovation and knowledge become the currency of the 21st Century.

Austerity Measures and constraints in public spending suggest that it cannot be business as usual and the turnaround strategy lies in innovation and knowledge exploitation underpinned by a conducive environment.  Therefore, what is needed is consolidation of our efforts and breaking the silos in deliberations. “Together we stand”. 

All government leaders, politicians, academics, civil society and business institutions are invited to come and deliberate on how we can work together in creating wealth, reducing unemployment and developing a conducive environment. Papers on scientific work, government projects, policies, business practices, examples and experiences are very critical in reforming current situations. The topics of the conference are outlined below.

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Nolwazi Mbananga
icke2013  Conference Chairperson
South African National Centre for Informatics, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy (SANCIKMKE)

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES:
 

ICKE 2011

 

International Conference on the Knowledge Economy


24 - 28 October 2011

The Centre for Informatics Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy (SANCIKMKE) was joined by the Province of the Eastern Cape, South African Knowledge Management Professional Association (SAKMPA) and Informatics and Knowledge Management Academy (IKMAC) in organizing the conference.   The conference was geared towards exploring the possibilities of leveraging knowledge in order to grow economy in poorly resourced areas of the world. 

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ICKE 2009

 

International Conference on the Knowledge Economy
20 - 22 October 2009

The conference themes were broad the purpose was to get as wide experience as was possible on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy.

The conference concluded that Knowledge Economy is still a concept that is pulling economies towards KE but with clear pillars there is a need to further define it in concrete terms. KM is pushing economies towards Knowledge Economy while ICTs are accelerating economies towards KE.

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Resolutions

  • Next Conference will be in 2011
  • A Professional Association must be established soon
  • More organizations and government to join in organizing the next conference in 2010.

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