[AfrICANN-discuss] Smart Infrastructure: Transform Africa 2013

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 00:36:47 SAST 2013

On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 5:58 AM, Ben Fuller <abutiben at gmail.com> wrote:
> McTim,
> This is exactly the problem. You have to focus on the situation within
> national boundaries. I have been involved with post apartheid development in
> Nambia for well over 20 years. No matter what the area (SME development,
> livestock and agriculture, tourism, etc.) the need to build local and
> national supporting infrascructures is paramount. Without that focus you
> never get to where you can engage effectively with foreign businesses or any
> kind of supranational agency.
> The discussions in ICANN and on this list coalesce around the need for more
> ICANN Accredited registrars in Africa. Thats a nice goal, but only part of
> the story. What if most or all of these registrars are based in East or West
> Africa? How will people in Namibia access these registrars?

via mobile payments?

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