by Dean Mulozi, SATNET, Zambia
Zambia, with a growing need for ICT universal access, challenges of power and ICT infrastructure particularly to its rural populace, joins the telecentre community around the world through the formation of a national telecentre network. Current statistics indicate that only about 30% of the population has access to voice communications and 18,000 to internet services.
The national telecentre development workshop was held from 14th to 17th December 2009 and brought in twenty five (25) telecentre practitioners, managers and ICT led organizations from rural and urban Zambia.They met at Lusaka’s Andrews Motel, 10 kms from city center, to deliberate key challenges affecting the telecentre movement and plan the way forward for overall integration of ICTs in development and telecentre network development.
Read more: The Zambia telecentre workshop establishes and endorses a national telecentre network
Southern Africa Telecentre Network is a regional ICT civil society organization whose main objective is to improve livelihoods of local communities in southern Africa through the use of ICTs and telecentres respectively. SATNET facilitates knowledge sharing and information exchange among telecentres and networks in southern Africa. SATNET has a mandate to provide capacity development to community based telecentres and respective national telecentre networks in countries of Southern Africa. SATNET was established in 2007 and later registered in 2009 as a regional international organization.
THE EVENT - The role of ICTs in agriculture development regional Media Forum
Special focus on community telecentres ( Southern Africa), takes place on 13th October, 2011, at Cresta View Hotel, Lusaka Zambia. The event will be hosted by SATNET and PANOS. Below is a detailed description of the event.
Read more: The role of ICTs in Agriculture Development Regional Media Forum: Special focus on community...