2nd Annual Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum 2007
Published: 24 Aug 2007During the 2nd Annual Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum 2007, held in Nairobi 21-24 of August, two rural connectivity projects that IT +46 support where presented as showcases for sustainable solutions. The presentation was held by Mrs. Edith Adera, Senior Program Specialist, ACACIA Program, at IDRC.
The showcases presented where the following:
Case study 1: Building a rural wireless ISP, Fantsuam Foundation, Nigeria
Case study 2: The Community Wireless Resource Center, Makerere University, Uganda
The international event brought African government officials, senior figures from African regulatory authorities and international ICT experts who are leading the private sector together to discuss key challenges, opportunities and benefits of connecting rural Africa.
"The Second Annual Connecting Rural Communities 2007 Forum will enable governments, regulatory agencies and operating companies to focus on the central challenge for Africa's ICT evolution: bridging the urban-rural gap. It will be an excellent networking opportunity for the public and private sector to build relationships and make new business contacts. I hope you will be able to participate at the conference, use the opportunity to meet other senior ICT stakeholders and return back to your office empowered by the knowledge that will be shared at the event." Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, CEO, CTO.