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Message-ID: <347352A5.A240B259@uoguelph.ca>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 15:57:10 -0500
Sender: "African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List"
From: Don Richardson <drichard@UOGUELPH.CA>
Organization: Don Snowden Program for Development Communication,
Department of Rural Extension Studies, University of Guelph
Subject: Re: Internet for NGOs in East Africa !

Internet for NGOs in East Africa !

A dialog on Africa-IT list, 19 November 1997

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)."

Please send your comments to the infodev-l@bellanet.org list and/or the organizer listed below.

Don Richardson

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.
> http://www.geocities.com/Eureka/Plaza/6225/ngonet.html
> 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,
> Sincerely,
> Arnaud Ventura