Pam, when you say what we need is to simply connect these people like in Oke-Ogun (Nigeria) which connectivity technologies are you referring to? Telephone only? Roads, Telephone and email? Shared web access?
I work for ActionAid Africa and we are very interested in discussing with any of you about the way forward in promoting ICTs for deprived poor peoples: the rural poor, urban slum poor, women and the physically disabled. We believe a convergence of these technologies should be the way forward. Radio is supplementing a lot of the efforts at connecting the unconnected for a better access to information for the participation of the poor in economic, social, political, and cultural life of the planet. Mahmud Daud 13 La Tebu Street P.O. Box 19083 Accra North Office Tel: + 233 21 764931/2 Fax: + 233 21 764930 Mobile: + 233 24 767764 ------------ This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative Agreement, and hosted by GKD. http://www.dot-com-alliance.org provides more information. To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd For the GKD database, with past messages: http://www.GKDknowledge.org