We 8 line dial-up POPs are in abundance here now. Most people who will not
have dreamt of Internet Access can now (You guessed it!) Surf. Would not
mind treating the 'Contractor' to some Gbegiri Soup!!
Sunday A. Folayan
General Data Engineering Services Ltd
18b, Oshin Rd, Kongi Bodija Ibadan, Nigeria
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On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, Jeffrey Cochrane wrote:
> Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 15:09:41 +0300
> From: Jeffrey Cochrane <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: "African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List"
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> Subject: Telecenters: Best Practices
> Greetings Afrik-ITers!
> I've been approached by a USAID contractor wanting to
> know of examples where Internet access (in whatever form)
> has been made accessible to people in Africa through
> special small projects. The interest is in people who would
> otherwise not have had access.
> My impression is that this contractor will want to visit some
> of these projects, and then report to USAID on the types of
> projects that the Agency ought to be funding.
> If you know of specific projects you think USAID ought to
> be looking at, do send me the name of a contact person,
> email address, location, and a brief description (a paragraph
> will do at this point, as anything longer probably won't get
> I'd suggest we be a bit creative about this. There are of
> course the traditional donor-funded projects of various
> types, which participants at a recent forum in Addis
> suggested are rarely sustainable. Then there are "projects"
> that take the form of individual enterprises, commercial or
> not, for profit or not. Maybe there are other "models" or
> ways of thinking about Internet access that donors don't
> usually consider. Maybe donor support need not always be
> direct support for equipment or infrastructure, but instead
> might be in the area of policy reform. Maybe a donor
> shouldn't always support the access provider itself, but
> should funnel its program partners in the direction of the
> access provider instead of funding separate access.
> Jeff @ Nairobi
> Information and Communication Technology Programs
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