It is true and probable that African organizations and groups that work together are ready and willing to explore their full potential to share knowledge, collaborate, communicate and network through the use of collaborative tools in spite of some problems that stand in their way.
In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Groupsia has been working since December 2008 to strengthen the Cambodia Development Research Forum’s (CDRF) online communication strategy. Following the recommendations put forward during IDRC’s first ever all-partners meeting in Cambodia in September 2007, Groupsia was called upon to develop an accelerated ICT platform to help the Cambodia research community manage information and communicate with one another, as well as the broader development community.
In December 2008, Groupsia was appointed by the Global Knowledge Partnership’s (GKP) Executive Committee to lead a small task force in conducting a consultative evaluation and visioning process for the future and role of this international organization.
Given each year by Global Libraries, the foundation's Access to Learning Award recognizes the innovative efforts of public libraries or similar organizations outside the United States to connect people to information through free access to computers and the Internet. More details are available at following URL. www.gatesfoundation.org/atla/Pages/access-to-learning-award-overview.aspx
On March 3rd & 4th, Costa Rica was the meeting point for Central American organizations that develop or promote telecenters in the region. Several organizations from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama met to share their experiences, lessons learned and coordinate future actions together.
During our five years as one of the Bellanet´s regional offices, when Bellanet was an IDRC secretariat, Sulá Batsú identified the need of capacity building for facilitators and networking leaders in the areas of knowledge sharing and ICT for collaboration in Latin America.
As a part of our consultation with experts with regard to Public access venues in Nepal, we happened to have an inspiring meeting with the champion behind successful implementation of wireless project in Nepal. This gentleman needs no introduction, but we cannot stop ourselves from giving a brief account of this great person. He has been a blessing for the people of rural Nepal.