[AfrICANN-discuss] Re: [africs-ig] Africa report

Brian Munyao Longwe blongwe at gmail.com
Tue May 28 22:54:34 SAST 2013

Monsieur Adiel,

The most costly aspect in such scenario is not the $$ but the hrs ...
Especially the hrs(time) needed from the people who have real, solid
knowledge and experience to bring...

Chicken and egg?

$$$ for hrs?

Sorry, I do not have an answer...

Nnenna is being very gracious (God bless her), where are the others who
have "headspace" to offer?

On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Mawaki Chango wrote:

> Great point, Adiel! A wiki sounds a feasible solution... I suspect the
> maintenance (with updated information) might prove more of a challenge than
> the initial launch. Anyway, this would start with a good design effort in
> order to be able to cover all foreseeable pertinent data entries. I leave
> others also to react to the idea and share their experiences, especially
> those who may have been involved in similar efforts.
> mc
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Good to engage Regional bodies and all to do the data collection and
> dissemination work with certain scope. But I'm asking myself what
> (resource) does it take for this group to setup a small DB and wiki to
> start collecting just the data as suggested by Nenna to start with? Can
> this community join effort in start building a simple repository like that
> for its own usage? How much $$ do we really need? Just wondering …
> - a.
> On 2013-05-28, at 16:51 PM, Poncelet Ileleji <pileleji at ymca.gm> wrote:
> Hello Colleagues,
> Personally I think we should start using the regional bodies, like ECOWAS,
> the East African Commission etc, for such kind of documentation that is
> really required, all these regional outfits should be able to have a focal
> policy unit focusing ICT and their regional ICT ecosystem to do this, then
> a body like NEPAD can be able to gather such information and validate it
> for all.
> I know their is a long way to go but we can start somewhere, but its the
> way forward I think
> Regards
> Poncelet
> On 28 May 2013 11:36, Nnenna Nwakanma <nnenna75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> +1.
> The research and strenous  "academic"  work, though, does not seem to be
> in line with what those organisations "especially in Africa" do.
> I have read 2-3 pagers but I may be wrong.
> On another note, ITU is more of a member-country kind of engagement
> still.  Which basically gives little or no influence to these other "sector
> members"
> But whichever way, anybody can document and disseminate such
> documentation. We MUST begin somewhere..
> Best
> Nnenna
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Dandjinou Pierre <pdandjinou at gmail.com>wrote:
> Mawaki,
> You said it all ! collecting the information and documenting those
> relevant events as the ones Nnenna alludes to should be the focus. But this
> calls for resources (human and financial resources). The way some parts of
> the world do this is through regional organizations such as the European
> commission who commissioned (!!) appropriate studies and white papers.
> Our challenge here is how to get the Africa Union commission and other
> RECs interested.
>  Pierre
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Mawaki Chango <kichango at gmail.com>wrote:
> All,
> There is a lot to be done in Africa. So one might think it is even more
> crucial here to bring in all segments of the society which can help improve
> our understanding and practice. I totally agree that academia should be
> invited in what we do at all levels. It doesn't matter how much you slice
> this, you can't avoid education, training, research without a serious loss.
> As recently as last year I was doing a survey in an African country and one
> of my respondents working in a public research agency told me once she
> asked to consult a document (which was not a government classified document
> but has to do with some development issues in one sector of activity) at
> another government agency, then after asking what exactly she was looking
> for her collea
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