AFRICA_NET: NEW FRENCH LANGUAGE DISCUSSION FORUM ON ICT
Africa_net is a unique discussion list aimed at those in francophone countries interested in ICT in Africa last week it launched a web presence. Operating since last year, it is the brainchild of an an NGO which focuses on ICT on the continent. It wants to be come a platform for exchanges between all its participants. The main discussion themes for this year are: telecentres, ICT in rural areas and its use in African economies.
One of the five moderators for the list, Ken Lohento says:"Africa_Net wants to inform all those who have a stake in the development of ICT in Africa and to give birth to collaborations between its participants". It attracts a wide range of participants from NGOs based in Europe and Africa such as Yam-Pukri (Burkina Faso), Oridev, le CSDPTT (France), ISOC Cameroon, Internet-Niger, Linux-Afrique, academic institutions et researchers.