The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international association with the mission to develop open standards for the web, invited the general public on May 26, 2009 to the launch of its Senegal Office at eLearning Africa 2009 in Dakar.
W3C’s new office in Senegal is the first in West Africa, the 17th facility worldwide and is part of the Digital World Forum project. The office will be hosted by the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (ESP), attached to the UCAD (Université Cheikh Anta Diop), in Dakar, Senegal. W3C seeks to work with regional web communities to promote W3C technologies in local languages, broaden its geographical base and encourage international participation in its activities.
The W3C Senegal office launch was planned to coincide with ‘eLearning Africa 2009,’ Africa’s biggest conference on technology-assisted learning.