Tim Berners-Lee to Egypt, Kenya, Uganda

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and founder of the Web Foundation, is traveling in Africa over the next couple of weeks to make an important announcement, explore how the Web is and could be empowering people on the continent, and understand the barriers that need to be broken down to allow people to harness the Web as a tool for improving lives.  WF staffers Stephane Boyera and Daniel Dardailler, and Board member Rosemary Leith will join parts of the voyage.

Later today, Sunday 15 November 2009, Tim will give a keynote speech at the Internet Governance Forum meeting in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. He will unveil plans for launching Web Foundation operations and for our first projects in the field.  Stay tuned to this site and other social media for more on that announcement.

In Kenya and Uganda the group will talk with developers, entrepreneurs, mobile service providers, non-governmental organizations, users and potential partners.  Tim and Stephane will join the discussions at TEDx in Kampala on 23 November. Blog posts, tweets, videos and pictures will follow.

How can the Web can support learning and development initiatives throughout the world? Let us know what you think.

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