DOT-COM Activity: Rwanda - Teacher Professional Development and IT Equipment Provision
Short Description: This activity provided an integrated ICT "one stop shop" for all academic and administrative needs of the Kigali Institute's main campus and six distance learning centers.
Phase/Type of Activity: Signed Award Status: Completed
Start date: July 03, 2002 End Date: July 02, 2003
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Full Description: The primary focus of the activity is to provide an integrated ICT (information and communication technologies) "one stop shop" for all academic and administrative needs of the Kigali Institute's main campus and six distance learning centers. The infrastructure, set up in an interactive Internet- and Web- engineering environment, effectively delivers integrated support for the Institute's educational activities while also improving existing data warehousing systems. Beyond developing infrastructure, the project addresses the issue of capacity building for administrators and educators at the Institute by providing improved network connectivity and extensive staff training.
The project officially ended on July 2, 2004. Wrapping up activities, the installation of the local area network in KIE main campus and the 4 distance learning centers (DLC) was completed in early February, while the installation of the WAN completed by mid-June. Final training activities were held throughout the month of June 2004.
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.