DOT-COM Activity: Africa Bureau Access Support
Country: Africa Region, United Republic of Tanzania
Funder(s): Leland Initiative
Short Description: The Africa Bureau's Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture (EGEA) Division has requested support from dot-ORG, through the Access Associate Award, to tap technical experts from dot-ORG staff and resource partners.
Phase/Type of Activity: Buy-in or Incremental Funding Status: Active
Start date: January 01, 2002 End Date: September 30, 2007
Partners: Academy for Educational Development
Person(s) to contact
Christopher Light , Sr. Program Officer
dot-ORG , Academy for Educational Development
Tel: 202 884-8762
Full Description: The Africa Bureau's Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture (EGEA) Division has requested support from dot-ORG, through the Access Associate Award, to tap technical experts from dot-ORG staff and resource partners to enhance efforts to improve connectivity, with connectivity support and technical assistance for Africa Bureau's ongoing activities and initiatives during the remainder of FY 2003 and FY 2004 period.
This activity has already led to support in two areas. One has been a technical assistance mission to USAID/Tanzania in response to a request from the Africa Bureau. The second has been use of logistical and country knowledge of South Africa to assist in successful planning of a regional USAID conference for Economic Growth, Environment, Agriculture, Private Sector, and Food for Peace officers.
Through the Africa Bureau Access Support activity, dot-ORG helped with the 5 year ICT strategic planning for the USAID/Tanzania Mission on how to incorporate ICTs across all of their SOs. The activity also helped the Tanzania National Park Service create an approach to help them better manage their IT assets.
This activity also provided technical assistance and ICT support to end hunger in Africa, through support for knowledge management review for agricultural research consortium in Southern Africa.
Update 2:(January-March 2005)
Ongoing assistance is evolving into support for the Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (SAKSS), which is a source of information and knowledge to inform rural development strategies at national and local levels, and a Knowledge Management System that builds on existing data and information (using some of the capabilities of modern computing and information technology) and is implemented as a network of institutions and individuals who supply and/or use information.
Development Sector(s): Agriculture Markets and Trade, Information Technology
ICT Intervention(s): Capacity Building, Public Administration, Database development
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