DOT-COM Activity: Namibia - Alliance to Promote ICTs in Namibian Schools (GDA SchoolNet)
Short Description: This alliance, workomg with SchoolNet Namibia (a dot-EDU Resource Partner) as its primary implementing partner, seeks to rollout wireless and off-grid school-based computer laboratories to 50 schools throughout the country.
Phase/Type of Activity: Signed Award Status: Active
Nadia Karim-Shaw , Technical Advisor
T4 Project - India , Education Development Center Email: Tel:
Full Description: This activity will become the third of three ICT and Education activities currently underway in Namibia. The other two are iNET and another GDA project implemented by a GDA alliance including the American Federation of Teachers and the Discovery Channel Global Education Fund. As such, this activity will be the second dot-EDU activity as well as the second education GDA activity in Namibia. This alliance will work with SchoolNet Namibia (a dot-EDU Resource Partner) as its primary implementing partner and seeks to rollout wireless and off-grid school-based computer laboratories to 50 schools throughout the country. Final negotiations planning with the alliance partners and development of the project work plan will begin shortly.
Update 1 (as of June 2004):
The alliance has recently completed its final draft work plan, which is under consideration by alliance partners. Similarly, AED/ and EDC/Washington staff recently completed a short-term consultancy for programmatic strategy.
Update 2 (July-Sept. 2004):
The alliance completed delivery of labs to 39 schools countrywide.
Development Sector(s): Information Technology, Basic Education
ICT Intervention(s): Computers in schools, ICT and Women, ICT/Curriculum integration, ICT/education policy formulation, LAN/network infrastructure, Pre-service teacher training DOT-COMments eNewsletter Articles:
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.