Dear Clement and AFRIK-IT Colleagues,
> Does it look as if Africa IT is Aid-Driven?....(For good or for bad?)
Clement, you are right in that this LIST is NOT a discussion group on the ethics
of Aid. The point is that most of the IT initiatives in Africa have been
associated with Aid donor or international organisations such as FAO, UNEP,World
Bank, and many more.
For example, in Ethiopia and Eritrea the two countries that I am familiar with,
email facilities were available for the international organizations long before
So to me it seems IT in Africa will be Aid-Driven untill people start to invest
in Africa in somehow.