Re: [GKD] Re: ICT for jobs/wealth creation

2001-03-24 Thread Titus Syengo
It is really a sad situation here and as a fellow Kenyan, I can attest to that. The major problem here as you said is that there are more pressing problems and so the leaders care less about communication. In many ways, most of the Kenyans have no access to basic needs like food and shelter. Most

[GKD] Re: ICT for jobs/wealth creation

2001-03-21 Thread Lilly Evans
Dear Rosemary, Your message was a brave statement done with care for accuracy and with clear commitment to changing the situation for the better. Thank you for exposing the situation. My question to this forum is: What can we do in support of people in Kenya and elsewhere who are slowed in

[GKD] Re: ICT for jobs/wealth creation

2001-03-19 Thread Jaco
Regarding attached Khin Ni Ni Thein, Rhianna Tyson and John Afele fundamental comments/concepts, it looks like GDG www.developmentgateway.org is the closest initiative that may develop to address and resolve the mentioned points below... [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***GKD is an initiative

[GKD] Re: ICT for jobs/wealth creation

2001-03-19 Thread Rosemary Amondi
Hi Rhianna, Thanks for your mail, to be honest with you there's not much of support from the local leaders for two reasons. 1. They simply do not understand the big picture to ICT's and are ignorant of any technical details relating to it. They are also not interested in learning. Some have

[GKD] Re: ICT for jobs/wealth creation

2001-03-16 Thread Daniel F. Bassill
I have been on this list for a while also, and I've offered a few comments. I am really impressed with the diversity and knowledge of the participants. Those who listen, but do not offer comments, must represent an even more diverse and potentially influential group. What surprises me is how

[GKD] Re: ICT for jobs/wealth creation

2001-03-16 Thread Rosemary Amondi
Hi All, This discussion is all very interesting, however for some of us on the "have not" shade of the divide the real issues are graver than what is on discussion here. We are currently grappling with the fact that policy and regulation has not only been used to oppress the people but also deny

[GKD] Re: ICT for jobs/wealth creation

2001-03-05 Thread Roger Harris
Those who assess the impact of ICTs on development are sometimes blinded by that which is easiest to see, which tends to obscure that which takes a bit more looking for. An absence of evidence is not evidence of an absence. Undoubtedly, the ICT sector can contribute to job and wealth creation,