COMMITTEES

COMMITTEES

Education Committee

The purpose of this committee is to offer an array of Professional ICT Courses and Qualifications to signed-up professionals of its member organisations. It shall oversee general Education and Training courses and work with partner entities such as country associations and other confederations such as the Africa Marketing Confederation where appropriate, and initiate niche Education and Training courses as deemed appropriate and relevant by the committee.

The committee’s Terms of Reference shall include:

  • Develop an operational plan for TICON Africa Education and Training and use this plan as the basis for setting goals for Education and Training in TICON Africa
  • Identify and quality assure professional and short courses
  • Agree costing model with TICON Africa’s President’s Council
  • Advertise these courses under TICON Africa banner across the continent
  • Identify and approve resources available for courses and make recommendations for moderation and quality assurance
  • Determine TICON Africa and continent Education and Training priorities related to Education and Training and advise regarding relevant continuing professional development to address these priorities
  • Establish and update Education and Training policies for the TICON Africa
  • Identify opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with the other confederations such as AMC

 

Events Committee

The Events Committee shall be responsible for the initiation, and implementation of quality TICON Africa events and shall provide direction to and review the confederation’s events in member countries. It shall oversee the Annual TICON Africa Conference and work with partner entities such as country associations and other confederations such as Africa Marketing Confederation where appropriate and initiate focused events task teams as deemed necessary by the committee.

The committee’s Terms of Reference shall include:

  • To arrange a calendar of educational events to assist members in staying abreast of the latest trends, thought-leadership content, technical training
  • To offer at least 18 hours of CPD (Continuous Professional Development) per year (excluding the Annual Conference) as well as online
  • Manage Programme Events calendar – speakers, venue, target market, etc.
  • Masterclasses, webinars, breakfast/lunch/evening speaker events, symposia, conferences etc. Specific events as per TICON Africa guidelines
  • Enhance member experience by developing quality programming and engaging the local community
  • Educational events, networking events, speaker events, formal and informal events, and other initiatives must be discussed and where deemed appropriate should be executed
  • Establish an income stream from non-members attending, and paying for, our events.

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee shall be responsible for the quality of TICON Africa publications and shall provide direction to and review of the confederation’s print and electronic publications, including journals, books, news, educational, and all other publications. It shall oversee general editorial policy, recommend, and work with partner entities such as country associations and other confederations such as Africa Marketing Confederation where appropriate, and initiate publication-focused task teams as deemed necessary by the committee.

The committee’s Terms of Reference shall include:

  • Identifying publication opportunities and developing strategies to develop and deliver new publications related to science and information technology for both an academic and practitioner audience.
  • Assessing the quality and content of the publication program of TICON Africa, including the system of primary publications of books, journals, scientific communications, proceedings, magazines, newsletters, etc.
  • Serving as a channel for communication among TICON Africa members, other users of the confederation’s publications, and the Management Committee to ensure that needs and support are recognized, researched, and addressed.
  • Consulting with the editors of all TICON Africa publications concerning editorial policy.
  • Advising the Management Committee and contributors on copyright policy and recommending actions to protect TICON Africa copyright; and
  • Monitoring developments on copyright issues at international and national levels.

Research Committee

The purpose of this committee is to provide guidance to TICON Africa regarding the research vision and implementation of the vision. It shall oversee general research policy, recommend, and work with partner entities such as country associations and other confederations such as Africa Marketing Confederation where appropriate, and initiate niche research areas as deemed appropriate and relevant by the committee.

The committee’s Terms of Reference shall include:

  • Develop a strategic plan for research within TICON Africa and use this plan as the basis for setting goals for research in TICON Africa
  • Advise on the utilisation of resources available for research and make recommendations for additional resources.
  • Determine TICON Africa and continent research priorities related to research
  • Propose requirements for resident training in research and scholarly activity to the President’s Council.
  • Setup ad hoc research teams that include experts in related domains to carry out specific research authorized by the President’s Council
  • Establish and update research policies for the TICON Africa
  • Identify opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with the other confederations such as AMC
  • Consider online or published journal

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