We are pleased to announce that the HTML version of the proceedings of the first
annual conference on the "Ethiopian Telecommunications in the Information Age"
now available on the Internet at
Arrangements is being made to mirror the information in Ethiopia through PADIS
The highly successful international conference was organized by the ESS Internet
Committee with $0.0 budget, but lots of volunteer time and effort. Both
participation and attendance in the conference was free and open to the general
public. The conference was held on July 2nd, 1996 in Washington, DC., at the
World Bank with an over-capacity audience.
Participants from Europe, Africa and all over North America gave their energy,
time and effort -- FOR FREE -- to make the conference a true success, and to
their strong desire and best intention for Ethiopia and its people not to be
out again, i.e. become "yebeyi-temelkatch", in the global information economy
is zooming forward as we see it.
Please enjoy your visit of http://www.seas.gwu.edu/student/damenam/telecom, and
also acknowledge the volunteer participants and organizers of the conference for
their effort, time and dedication in making this a truly historical and an
The ESS Internet Committee