News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 62 on 9 March 2001

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G8 DOT FORCE HAS PLANS BUT NO MONEY....

9 March 2001

The G8’s Dot Force has reached the end of its deliberations and produced a strategy and a plan for action. Many in Africa held out great hopes of this initiative. But it’s not clear how this strategy or its implementation plan will be carried out. The USA is distancing itself from the initiative and any action is being seen as taken by individual countries. Russell Southwood looks at what’s being proposed.   The G8 Dot Force’s "Genoa Plan of Action" to address the digital divide has nine action points:   Action Point One: It is looking to help establish and…