July 6th, 2015

Commonwealth HR Professionals from the ICT sector gather in South East Africa

MAPUTO, 6 JULY 2015 – Over 60 HR Professionals from the ICT sector gather in Maputo, Mozambique for the Human Resources and ICT 2015 conference, taking place this week at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The annual conference will provide HR executives with a platform to openly discuss the critical role they play in effectively managing talent, and shaping the future of the ICT sector.

Delivering the opening address of the event His Excellency Carlos Mesquita, Minister of Transport and Communications, Republic of Mozambique referred to the need to create, maintain and enrich a talent pool that contributes to the development of the ICT sector through a multistakeholder approach; combining the government, formal education sector, informal education sector and the private sector.

In the Keynote address Nabeel Goheer, Director, Strategic Planning and Evaluation Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat examined how the concept of work has changed due to the advent of ICTs, particularly blurring of boundaries between labour and capital.

Delegates and speakers from across the Commonwealth and beyond attending the event includes country representations from Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and United Kingdom. This year’s event focuses on the theme “Innovation Through people and Technology”, with dedicated sessions on:

  • The impact of social media on HR management
  • Integrated ICT solutions for HR management
  • HR planning in the ICT age
  • Talent development and retention
  • Novel HR practises in the ICT age
  • Shaping national ICT skills landscape

“The annual HR and ICT 2015 conference provides HR executives with a unique platform to examine the paradigm shift in human resource management. Concepts and practices in HR management have to adapt according to the operating environment of today’s ICT sector. This conference will facilitate a broad dialogue between key stakeholders, even beyond the event”, said Lasantha De Alwis, Director and Head of Operations, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, at the conference.

More Information

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Marcel Belingue,Senior Manager, Head of Membership & Communications
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