What a pleasant surprise to read your name on this mailing list! :-) How was
the move to Bonn?? I thought I'd let you kow that the folks at USAID Leland
Initiative have put together a guide that makes our UNEVOC leaflet
completely obsolete. It's available in French and in English in HTML for
online browsing, PDF for printing, and can also be ordered (for free?) in
the form of a nicely bound book.
More info and the HTML and PDF versions are here:
It'd be a great resource to mention in the UNEVOC Forum mailing list, or
even in the next UNEVOC newsletter. A link will go on the kabissa website
and in tomorrow's kabissa newsletter mailing list.
Please keep us posted on the seminar for eastern and southern Africa.
Kabissa - A Space on the Internet for the African non-profit sector
From: African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Sabine Ayeh
Sent: 06 April 2000 11:26
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Telecenters: Best Practices
We are a Technical and Vocational Education Project of UNESCO, called
UNEVOC, with its Implementation Unit in Berlin, Germany. Since 1993, we
built up a network of up to now 204 TVET-Institutes and institutions
(UNEVOC Centres and Associate Centres) world-wide in more than 180 Member
States of UNESCO.
One of our tasks is to strengthen information exchange and communication
within this network. Therefore, we made efforts to link UNEVOC Centres
(especially in the African Region) to the Internet to facilitate
communication via e-mail.
In 1997, we held a seminar in Benin for UNEVOC Centres of Westafrican
Countries. The outcome has been a paper which can be downloaded in pdf from
our website: www.unevoc.de\publications\public11.htm
"Internet in the UNEVOC Network: Information for UNEVOC Centres"
Actually, we are planning a similar seminar for UNEVOC Centres of Eastern
and Southern African Countries.
You can juge whether this information could be useful for the
USAID-contractor. Please feel free to forward it.
With best regards,
Programme Assistant, UNESCO-UNEVOC Berlin
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----- Original Message -----
From: Jeffrey Cochrane <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 2:09 PM
Subject: Telecenters: Best Practices
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
Tel +254 (2) 862400 x2762
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