Henry and Eberhard,
My apologies for cluttering your inboxes with our conference information.
FYI, there are at least 25 African participants registered for the
conference and we have a focus on rural telecentre initiatives in
Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, Australia and Europe... we are
trying to learn from one another's experiences. The contexts are
different, but many of the issues and lessons learned are remarkably
In addition, we have had some very good input from Africans working on
such initiatives in our on-line pre-conference. Finally, the issues of
rural access are of importance to many in African countries. I had
assumed that participants in this list might find information about the
conference to be of some value. Learning from one another's experiences is
fundamental in rural development work.
I will take the risk of sending only one more posting to this list to let
you know when the proceedings of the conference are on-line - perhaps then
you will be able to make a more informed critical judgement about the
value of the conference.
University of Guelph