Information and Communication Technology Association – Ethiopia (ICT-ET) announced today that Addis Ababa has become the latest member of the Mobile Monday family during the Innovation Africa Digital Summit which was held in Addis Ababa from March 27 to 29. The Summit, which was hosted by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Extensia LTD, brought together over 400 executives, regulators and ministers within the ICT industry across Africa.
Mobile Monday, also known as MoMo, founded by Finland’s mobile enthusiasts Vesku Paananen (‘the father’ of ringtones) and Peter Vesterbacka (marketing wizard of world’s all time biggest mobile game Angry Birds) in 2000 and internationalized by Jari Tammisto, is a global network of passionate mobile developers, influencers, and investors aiming to develop the mobile ecosystem locally and globally. There are currently over 140 chapters around the world and Addis Ababa is the newest chapter. ‘We welcome Addis Ababa to the Mobile Monday family and look forward to continuing our collaboration with ICT-ET on this important initiative’ said Jari Tammisto CEO and President of MobileMonday Global.
ICT-ET aims to expose, engage and enable the private sector within ICT in Ethiopia which includes Information Technology, Communication Technology and Broadcasting Technology. ‘Our main goal currently is to expose Ethiopia’s ICT sector to the world and vice versa. Our current efforts include various events we’ve facilitated such as the Diaspora Dialogue, Innovation Africa Digital Summit with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, and G-Ethiopia with Google. Joining the Mobile Monday family will now help put Ethiopia on the global ICT map which is also necessary to attract investors to the ICT Park in Addis Ababa.’ added Seyoum Bereded, President of ICT-ET.