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Catalysing Access to ICT in Africa (CATIA)

The Catalysing Access to ICT in Africa (CATIA) programme aims to enable poor people in Africa to gain maximum benefit from the opportunities offered by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and to act as a strong catalyst for reform. It will support a package of strategic activities to improve affordable access to the full range of ICTs, from Internet to community radio. This programme is focussed on the need for ICTs to address social and economic development issues. It will be working to help build capacity across Africa to achieve sustainable change.

CATIA is a three-year programme of the Department for International Development (DFID) in close collaboration with other donors and role players (e.g. Sida, IDRC, CIDA, USAID and Cisco). It will be implemented in close coordination with the Canadian government’s Connectivity Africa initiative. CATIA is being managed by Atos KPMG Consulting from a programme office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The programme will end in April 2006.

The CATIA programme consists of nine distinct component projects. These are:

Catalysing informed ICT policy and regulatory reform:

Strategic Practical Interventions:

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News

>> Marrakech Declaration in support of community radio equipment fund.

>> Release of publication: "Paying the price? A Total Cost of Ownership comparison" and TCO calculator by Open Reseach (see latest resources)

>> Release of "Pootle" translation portal by Translate.org.za.

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Events

>> NetTel@Africa Universal Access Workshop, March 1 - 4, 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya

>> NetTel@Africa Academic Board Meeting, February 19, 2005 Cape Town

>> ICT Policy Advocacy Workshop, Kinshasa, February 7-10, 2005

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Articles

>> Are we wasting the refurb opportunity?  Article by Alan Finlay, Partner in Open Research. CLICK HERE.

>> Joke Oranje talks about OKN Article by Joke Oranje from IICD. CLICK HERE.


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Brochure (English)

Brochure (French)

 
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