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AFRIK-IT  February 1998

AFRIK-IT February 1998

Subject:

RFP: Addressing the Year 2000 Problem in Developing Countries

From:

Patrick O'Beirne <[log in to unmask]>

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African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List

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Wed, 25 Feb 1998 08:03:37 +0000

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>
>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 18:00:15 -0500
>From: Aaron Hirsch <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: RFP: Addressing the Year 2000 Problem in Developing Countries
>To: [log in to unmask]
>
>Could you distribute this request for proposals on your Y2K mailing
>list?
>
>Thanks, Aaron Hirsch
>
>================================================
>
>
>Request for Applications for a Grant Related to Addressing the Year
>2000
>Problem in Developing Countries
>
>Deadline for Submissions: March 13, 1998
>
>The Information for Development Program (infoDev) is concerned that
>developing countries are slow to begin the work necessary to convert
>information systems to avoid the Year 2000 problem (Y2K), will have
>difficulty allocating the large amounts of resources appropriate to the
>problem,
>and may face serious disruption in many sectors in the next five years
>due to
>Y2K computer failures. infoDev therefore proposes to make a grant of up
>to
>$250,000 to the proponent providing the best proposal on how to assist
>and
>stimulate developing countries to take a more proactive approach in
>dealing
>with the Y2K problem.
>
>The objective of this grant will be to encourage national governments
>to
>define or improve national strategies to address the Y2K problem. The
>focus
>of such strategies would presumably include policies for correction of
>the
>problems in government computer systems but would also focus on the Y2K
>problem as it relates to broader civil society, and especially those
>portions of
>the private sector in which computer functions are critical. It is
>anticipated that
>grant funds will be used to develop a toolkit to assist key developing
>country
>stakeholders to consider and take action on the problem, and to
>disseminate
>the toolkit and otherwise raise consciousness in developing countries
>of the
>problem.
>
>Any institution, organization or firm, either non-profit or for profit,
>is
>invited
>to submit a proposal.
>For more information about infoDev and this request visit:
>www.worldbank.org/infodev
>
>Please excuse any duplications from cross-posting.
>
>Kind Regards,
>Aaron Hirsch
>==========================================================
>Aaron Hirsch
>infoDev Research Assistant, The World Bank
>F3K-268, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433 USA
>Telephone: 202-473-1836 Fax: 202-522-3186 or 202-522-3001
>E-mail: [log in to unmask] Web:
>http://www.worldbank.org/html/fpd/infodev
>
>
>
>
>--
>
>Using Virtual Access
>http://www.ashmount.com
>
>
>


-------------------------------------------------------------
Patrick O'Beirne B.Sc. M.A. MICS. Year 2000 & euro Consultant
PSP, TickIT, Year2000 assessment on PCs, euro(EMU) conversion
http://www.iol.ie/sysmod    Tel: +353 (0)55 22294  Fax: 22297
Systems Modelling Ltd, Tara Hill, Gorey, Co. Wexford, IRELAND

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