24 June 2009

Sustaining rural telecentres in Africa

CTA's Koda Traoré introduces lessons from the TelecentresAfrica project of CTA.

He explains that the unsustainability of rural telecentres emerges from their lack of appropriate content, lack of diversified services, and insufficient social 'appropriation' of the telecentre services by the local communities.

He also highlights the need for scaling up strategies and business models, moving beyond pilots and short-term donor funding.

He outlines CTA priorities to support these telecentres: First, capacity strengthening to manage telecentres. Second, to sensitize ICT policy planners regarding the important role of telecentres. Third, to support existing telecentres to become more sustainable.

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home