Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-24 Thread Yacine Khelladi
Simon Woodside wrote:

 I would say rather that the different technologies that are available
 are so different and so randomly effective it's impossible to say that
 either low-bandwidth or high-bandwidth is better.

Maybe it is because we are thinking upside down? We should not first
look at the technology, but the needs (not in technology, the  social
needs), then identify how ICT can help address them, then build
meaningful ICT use strategies and implement them with what ever
technology is available to answer that question.

I believe all projects should be started like this from the needs, and
build a sustainable capacity to manage ICT integration/appropriation.
Whatever technology is used or available. And IMHO yes, every project,
ICT4D project, is somehow unique, not necessarily scalable, as ICT is
just one element in the complex development process equation.


yacine




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Re: [GKD] RFI: Pico Hydro Power and ICT Deployments

2003-10-15 Thread Yacine Khelladi

You can check El Limon in the Dominican Republic
http://www.sas.cornell.edu/cresp/ecopartners/project.htm 

Community owned, managed, micro-hydro produces electricity and it was
the base project that introduced computers and internet link - not a
major funded project - more grassroots



Venkatesh (Venky) Hariharan wrote:
 
 Has anyone on this list come across a deployment of ICT specifically
 meant for powering computers in rural areas? I would be interested in
 hearing about this.
 



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