The overall objective of AfricaConnect2 is to contribute to the reduction of poverty, brain drain and digital divide by unlocking the potential of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for sustainable development in Africa.
By improving connectivity both within the region and to the global research and education community, AfricaConnect2:
Follows the Roadmap of the 4th EU-Africa Summit which recognises the strategic role of ''virtual'' infrastructures enabled by ICT.
Supports Africa's efforts towards the
UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
through improved access to education and research resources.