> WEST AFRICA: Development via the internet
> Some 23 specialists in institutional communications attended a seminar on
> 'The Internet as a Tool for Development' held recently in Abidjan, Cote
> d'Ivoire, according to the UN Department of Public Information.
> Participants in the seminar, organised by the United Nations and the
> Francophone Institute, represented ministries and institutions in the
> fields of education, information/communication and development from nine
> countries in French-speaking West Africa.
> It aimed to promote the use of the Internet as a tool of economic and
> social development in the region, the DPI said.
> Participants were trained to set up web sites and to present their
> institutions and activities. They were also introduced to information
> resources on the United Nations, the UN system web sites and those of the
> francophone organisations.
> Participants came from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali,
> Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. Others represented UN Information
> Centres in Dakar and Ouagadougou and the Abidjan office of the United
> Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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