Wireless Africa Workshop

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How do we make Community Owned Information Networks work for the poor?

Workshop Details

Date: 25 - 27 June 2008
Venue: Emerald Auditorium, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
Aim: The purpose of the workshop is to promote networking and collaboration amongst potential partners in the Wireless Africa initiative. Our research focus is supporting community based operators to roll out their networks in ways that are financially sustainable and technically appropriate. We are keen to explore new network approaches based on Open Source Software and Hardware plus innovative business models and services. At the workshop, we would like everyone to share their ideas and then explore how to push back the barriers to access.
Map: Map to the CSIR International Convention Centre
Workshop programme: Wireless Africa Workshop Programme (Final)
Questionnaire: Wireless Africa Workshop Questionnaire (Open Office)

Wireless Africa Workshop Questionnaire (MS Word)

Presentation Template: Wireless Africa Workshop Presentation Template (Open Office)

Wireless Africa Workshop Presentation Template (MS Word)

Important Dates: Activity\Event Date
Invitations drafted and finalised 20 May 2008
Final date for supported delegate submissions 06 June 2008
Project questionnaires sent out 06 June 2008
Presentation template available 09 June 2008
Draft agenda available (updated as needed) 12 June 2008
Final submission date for completed questionnaires 13 June 2008
Final submission date for presentations for review 20 June 2008
Finalised Agenda 24 June 2008

Participating Countries

Representations in Africa at Wireless Africa Workshop
Country Partners
Morocco Dr/Prof Hicham Bouzekri (Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane)
Tanzania Amos Nungu (Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology)
Uganda Dr Dorothy Okello (Makerere University, Kampala)
Kenya Lawrence Odongo
Mozambique Titos Mota (Mozambique Information and Communication Technology Institute (MICTI))
Zimbabwe Muroro Dziruni (Connect Africa)
Zambia Gregory Mweemba (LinkNet)
Angola Olivia Augusto (Angonet)
South Africa Henry Marnitz (Ndlovu Medical Centre)
Ghana Kafui Prebbie (oneVillage Foundation)
Rwanda Dr Felix Akorli (National University of Rwanda)
Namibia Joris Komen
Nigeria John Dada (Fantsuam Foundation, Kafanchan)
Somalia Abdi Farah
Lesotho Potlako Nts’ekhe

VoIP in a Box

Discussion from session

WISP in a Box

Discussion from session


Discussion from session

Business Approaches

Still to come

Research Countries

The Wireless Africa Alliance

Presentations @ Workshop

Day 1 - Presentations

Day 2 - Presentations

Day 3 - Presentations

  • still to come

Interesting Links from the workshop