Brain drain is affecting research in
For Maxime: the central website of EuroAfrica will post more information on the open corporation meeting between
Speakers roughly (with the ones I liked on top)
Key foundations for eCommerce are not yet established.
And focussing on eLearning and mainly the challenges
And HIV/AIDS health
Focussing on indigenous knowledge (really great!) he emphasizes the dying of old people’s knowledge => need for research.
(has a good idea of cost of fiber optics, ask info on umts)
Christine Leurquin – ISI (a technical actor to contact, mentioned telemedicine and heatlh and the importance of developing with models from
Suggests an African satelite to cover all of
Easy is broadband and telecoms services. Also wimax
Main communication needs: institutional framework,
Emphasizes need for African local actors in this field.
Major topics to tackle: health (mentions medicine and telemedicine)
Areas ISI wants to work on (connecting schools (geant), delivery through local actors (point of presence in villages), large pilot projects localised on up to 3 countries could be possible, and wants to integrate mobiles, how to make it work in the field (maintenance, how to organize it), work on low cost access. She mentions that she has strategies for all of these areas.
She mentions prices and demonstrates the need to decrease the cost of terminals and services, low cost satelite capacity. She says (does she mean it) that she wants models from
(Remark from a participant: cable is still half of the cost of satelite, 5 billion EUR to provide
Another remark: difficult to talk about demand driven, because the impact of ICT is not clear to the potential user. In
Another remark: how can Europe bring this service to
[- because of this interaction, it immediately got the meeting more interesting - ]
Tara Dasgupta - Caribbean Academy of Sciences proposed by CARICOM. Stressing the impact of polution through computers. The developing countries risk to have a higher percentage of toxicity in the blood of people, because toxics in computers are not disposed off in a secure way.
5% of financial resources of
Fiberglass investment millions of EUR’s, but why not jump directly to umts (cost?)?
Call 3 is coming up: will it include social media => can enhance development of user-generated content localy.
Santhi Kumaran delivers a presentation on KIST in
Serge Ferré - Nokia
Johan Eksteen – Meraka institute
Correlation between mobile implementation and countries wealth (he says).
Says “no taxes on communication” so no benefits for the regions that give these access, but he of course still wants to make a profit on his mobile devices. It just sounds very uncomfortable.
Need for a taylored user interface that is conform culture models.
Emphasizes enabling regulatory environment.. And of course – because climat is on the world agenda – he emphasizes the need to regulate waste (of mobile devices etc) which is of course very good and necessary.
Remark from someone from the ‘digital forum project’? not only focus on mobile devices, but develop hybrids computer ó mobile.
Another remark: yes, but what if everyone has a mobile phone, then what, because the cost equals a salary at this moment, just in connecting.Things to remember corporation wise: