Dear GKD Members,
I have been a member of this group for a while, but have not posted
before. At this point I wanted to note that often we forget what the
purpose of the ICTs is. Not ICT for ICT's sake, but what function are
they to perform. What aspect of life, economy, education, etc. will they
On Friday, April 23, 2004, Richard Koman wrote:
RK Agree that legitimate CS degree programs are more to the point of
RK long-term capacity building. (something that appears to be quite lacking
RK in uganda, btw). otoh, cisco is de facto standard so it's somewhat
RK different than
Sudhakar Chandra wrote:
Richard Koman wrote:
Part of a country's information infrastructure is having the people to
be able to deploy, manage, maintain, start businesses, etc. So the
effect of graduating the Cisco center may not be immediate employment
but it seems a necessary but not
Interesting post. I thought, if you're not aware of our digital
bookmobile project, it might be worth putting it on your radar. Funded
by an InfoDev grant, AnywhereBooks enabled the national library of
Uganda to download, print and bind books from the internet and
distribute them to schools,
Steven Rudolph wrote:
I attended a conference a few weeks ago at UC Berkeley, where there was
a keynote of John Morgridge (Chairman of Cisco), followed by Robert
Reich (former Secretary of Labor under Clinton).
Morgridge spoke of the need to have a blended strategy (financial plus
I think using the networks for things like e-Governance would be a
demonstratable case, further, there is always market value-added
services, which require some networks. You can also use the systems to
support services like water service management (e.g. monitoring leakage
demand, billing, etc).
Dear Sudhakar, Daniel, et al.
Thanks very much for raising these important questions. See below for my
1. Should we be churning out hundreds of CCNAs every year when there are
not nearly enough jobs to take them in?
I agree, the issue of jobs is one of the most crucial indicators of
I have still failed to understand how Cisco training would be translated
into economic development initiatives even before the masses can first
appreciate computer usage.
Can some one help me piece up things here?
***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a
Rather than stop the CCNx programs wholesale, we provide a graded
series of programs starting with primary and secondary computer
education, and computer maintenance skills. That way different training
needs and opportunities are presented for rural dwellers. We have used
this approach to reduce
Sudhakar, Tariq et al,
I think this is my first intervention since being a lurker on the list
for several months. I am the director for the Uconnect Schools Project
in Uganda. We provide mostly recycled computers to mostly rural primary
and secondary schools here on a not-for-profit basis, i.e.
Tariq Mohammed wrote:
A little over a year ago, I arrived in Uganda as United Nations
Volunteer (UNV). The purpose of this message is to update ICT4D
practitioners about the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Initiative, a
private-public partnership between Cisco Systems, UNDP, UNV, ITU and
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