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The Case for “Open Access” in Africa: Mauritius case study

By Russell Southwood (May 2008, APC )
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The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable

By Abiodun Jagun (May 2008, APC )
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Copyright and education in Africa: Launch of the ACA2K network

JOHANNESBURG 29 April 2008 (Asma Hassan for ACA2K)

As the global community marked World Intellectual Property Day 2008, last 26th of April, an eight-country African research network was launched with a mandate to investigate the relationship between copyright and education in African countries.

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Evaluation of Wireless Workshops CWCA

By Karel Novotný (March 2007, APC )

Project Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa was implemented over a period of just over two years (from the end of 2004 to late 2006). It started out primarily as an initiative to gather knowledge and resources on community wireless connectivity. But, working with a network of partners to design the project, its eventual goals were to pilot face-to-face workshops, develop and maintain a distributed knowledge base on wireless for ICT4D, and build partnerships and knowledge networks.

Perhaps one of the most significant outcomes of the project was the four regional training workshops. Initially conceived of workshops to pilot training materials, they achieved significant results in raising awareness of wireless, and positioning most of the 140 people trained in different parts of Africa to teach others, build wireless network, re-use and distribute the materials, and in some cases, link to the emerging African wireless network. Every workshop was over-subscribed, which proves that the demand of training remains enormous in Africa.

A survey of participants in these workshops completed in early 2007, to which 95 of the 140 people trained responded, indicates how they valued these workshops, and the extent to which skills gained have been shared and put into practice. The findings of the survey are summarized in this document.

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CICEWA West and Central Africa Workshop

Location: 
Goree Institute
Date and time: 
Jun 17 2008 (All day) - Jun 20 2008 (All day)

Cicewa Network building Workshop :

Mobile Phones Play Role in Zimbabwe

Harare

It’s well-known that mobile phones are revolutionizing communications across the globe, particularly in developing countries where landline infrastructure is lacking in many rural and urban areas.

CICEWA East Africa Workshop

Location: 
Nairobi
Date and time: 
May 19 2008 (All day) - May 25 2008 (All day)

Network building workshop
East Africa
• kictanet leading & to do stakeholder analysis of constituent networks
• cs led network
• common values

Multimedia resource kit presented to radio broadcasters

YAOUNDÉ 26 March 2008 (Olga Balbine for PROTEGE QV)

PROTEGE QV, APC’s Cameroun civil society group, released a multimedia kit late last year. Accompanied by full training of radio broadasters, this tool is meant to provide the general public and professionals with the means to exploit and use technology to create micro enterprises. Called the MMRK is increasingly being recognised as flexible tool which can be used in a variety of contetx, including rural.

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Citizen journalism in Africa project

Johannesburg, South Africa

SANGONeT and Hivos are collaborating on a project aimed at developing citizen journalism in Africa, with a specific focus on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique.

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