I think it would be valuable for Afrik-IT list subscribers to contribute
some comments on the project outlined below - this is of particular interest
to IT people working in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique. I am curious
about the degree to which indigenous IT professionals, ISPs, etc. will be
taking part in this project, or if it consists largely of non-Africans
providing services which *may*(?) be taking work away from indigenous IT
professionals. Thus far the proposal mentions only partners from France and
does not mention any specific involvement of IT partners in the countries
targeted for the initiative.
The project letter indicates that "Indeed our project, that will be financed
by several multi-lateral and bi-lateral cooperation programs (World Bank,
Foreign Affairs Ministers)."
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Arnaud Ventura wrote:
> I am currently presenting a project that aims to bring Internet
> and its possibilities to the NGOs of East Africa to the World
> Bank and other Financement Programs.
> I am now in the second pre-project phase, contacting partners
> to create a partnership network to work on the project.
> I am writing here in this mailing list to all the people involved
> in the development of the Internet and particularly in Africa.
> I would like you to have a look at the Web site I have set up
> and tell me what you think of the project and how it could
> be improved.
> Moreover if some people are interested or now organizations
> that could be interested in teaming up with us please don't hesitate
> to contact me,
> Arnaud Ventura