infoDev is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals from planning grants for the
creation of Country Gateways in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.
The deadline for submission of all Planning Grant proposals from Sub-Saharan
Africa is Friday, January 18, 2002.
Please visit the website http://www.infodev.org/gateway/ for more information.
The Development Gateway is an Internet portal for information on sustainable
development and poverty reduction ? offering a common space for dialogue and
exchange of experience, knowledge, ideas, tools, and other resources.
Country Gateways are independently owned and operated partners of the
Development Gateway, which provide country-level information and resources, and
promote local content. They are governed by multi-stakeholder groups within each
country, with a content strategy and IT platform connected to the Gateway portal
through common standards and shared approaches to facilitate knowledge sharing.
National, regional, and local governments, along with the private sector, civil
society, and international organizations are key partners in the development of
Country Gateways. In addition to a portal, Country Gateway programs may also
include e-government, e-business, and e-learning components, and other
Internet-based e-development services. Country Gateways are expected to improve
accountability, inclusiveness, and efficiency of the development process;
contribute to a better quality of life and to poverty reduction; help reduce
corruption through increased transparency; contribute to better connectivity and
use of IT; and join together the efforts of the international donor community,
private sector, civil society, and governments to address development issues
using local momentum.