eSkills Summit 2010
Cape Town, South Africa, 26 - 28 July
Call for Papers Deadline - 26 February

We would like to invite you to submit a paper for inclusion in the Programme and Conference Proceedings for eSkills Summit 2010. Academic, government, civil society and business case studies are welcome. Please also circulate the Call to colleagues who may also be interested in this opportunity.

Please use the paper template which can be downloaded from

The final paper should be submitted online once it is ready for review via

Please remember that no author or organisational details should be included in the paper submitted at this stage as all papers are double blind peer reviewed. Author/co-author and organisational details are submitted as part of the online submission form.

eSkills Summit 2010 - Call for Papers Deadline 26 February

Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Communications and the eSkills Institute, eSkills Summit South Africa 2010 will take place in Cape Town, 26 - 28 July 2010.

The e-Skills Summit South Africa provides a platform to engage government, business, education and civil society to:

- Raise awareness of current practices and development of e-Skills in South Africa, continental Africa and elsewhere

- Identify gaps in the institutional and programmatic structure concerning e-Skills development in South Africa and provide a means for all stakeholders across Africa to benefit from this process

- To outline global best practice in ways that can inform South Africa’s commitment to improving e-Skills

- Develop a Platform for an initial Plan of Action for e-Skills enhancement in South Africa

The e-Skills Summit 2010 will act as a focal point to establish and deliver contributions providing South Africa with the necessary skills to become a leading member of the Information Society and to contribute to meeting the aims of the South African Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), the Millennium Development Goals and the World Summit on the Information Society Plan of Action.

The e-Skills Summit will combine Visionary and Strategic Plenary Presentations focused on South African Policy for Skills Development and Sharing International Best Practices, Thematic Workshops, an eSkills Expo to demonstrate eSkills initiatives and High Level Networking Opportunities.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded from

Important Deadlines:
Online submission deadline for full paper or workshop proposal: 26 February 2010
Acceptance decision: 31 March 2010
Final Paper Submission: 30 April 2010

The Programme for eSkills Summit 2010 is based on an open Call for Papers and the conference language is English. Academic, government, civil society and business case studies are welcome.

Interested presenters are encouraged to prepare an 8 page paper (4,000 - 5,000) words following the eSkills Summit 2010 paper guidelines and paper template for submission online by 26 February. Please observe the Paper Guidelines available at and use the Paper Template provided when preparing your paper.

All submissions will be double blind reviewed by the International Programme Committee and authors will receive feedback in mid March. Accepted authors will then be invited to submit a final paper taking account of feedback provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 30 April.

Core Thematic Priorities for eSkills Summit 2010

- eSkills for Employment Readiness & Sustainable Livelihoods

- eSkills for Capacity Building & Human Resource Development

- eSkills for Business Development

- eSkills for Improving Public Services & Strengthening Democratic Institutions

- eSkills & Education Delivery

- Researching & Evaluating eSkills

- eSkills for Participation in Local Decision Making

- eSkills for African Advancement & Enhancing International Cooperation

More information is available at