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

Dr Yassin Mshana ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Wed May 29 01:54:55 SAST 2013

Greetings fellow lucky Africans!

I find this action very interesting and encouraging.

I for one have the intention, capacity (intelligence) and time-space to
work on such Report. Please count me in this since I believe that the
Report or anything we do should be ours, for and from us. The Costing is
another dimension at the moment since no one has $£$$ to through around -
charity begins from .. the Heart or Home...? Who else can write your
report/story better than you?

Who do I need to contact on this please?

That is all for now on this until then


On 28 May 2013 20:54, Brian Munyao Longwe <blongwe at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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