Social integration through ICTs
14 February 2005
CyberVolunteers Program taking off
Our CyberVolunteers Program is well and truly taking off. Our fundraising dinner in January was attended by more than 60 friends and members of ICV. While the benefits are not quite enough to cover the costs of an international cyber-volunteer, they did help us launch the Program in Mali, Congo-Brazzaville and Uganda. Marouen Mraihi, cyber-volunteer from Tunisia, is finishing up the first project, a portal for Malian Municipalities, with a Malian team, and a locally based US cyber-volunteer graphic designer, but living in Mali, who is working on the design of the site. Marouen is doing fine.
Capacity building for women in Congo-Brazzaville
In Congo-Brazzaville, Azur DÃ©veloppement, partner organization and representative of ICV in Congo, is in the process of launching a multimedia center. International and national cyber-volunteers are preparing to support the activities of the center, focusing on information and communication technology (ICT) training for women. This will provide them with the tools they need to enter active life and entrepreneurship.
Mali: Shindouk, Touareg from the region of Timbuktu publishes journal
Shindouk, the main character of the documentary realized by ICV and CERN in 2003, just finished writing a travel journal entitled 'The West through the eyes of a Touareg.' The nomad, leader of a tribe of 1,500 persons in the region of Timbuktu, describes his recent and first ever trip to Europe from Timbuktu to Geneva, where he attended the Cyber festival, organized on the occasion of WSIS. Since then, Shindouk has become the first nomad cyber-volunteer. We are currently looking for funds to print his story in book form.
Partnerships with Universities in Senegal
ICVolunteers has started to work with the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and the 'Centre de formation supÃ©rieure' (CESAG) which trains students for the sub-region and has an international reputation for business studies. The aim of these partnerships is to allow students to participate as cyber-volunteers in different projects, be it during or after their studies. This is especially the case for both projects in the sub-region and at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Reserach) in Geneva and neighboring France. (VK)
ICV launches the website of CyberVolunteers
ICVolunteers proudly presents its new web site for the Cyber-Volunteers Program, designed as a volunteer contribution by Jim Rudolf (SoftWares) and Randy Schmieder (MCART), both members of the CyberVolunteers Program Technical Committee. The web site contains information about the Program, work in progress and plans for the future. Just have a look at < http://cyber.icvolunteers.org!
Nous tenons Ã remercier:
Tous les participants et toutes les personnes qui ont soutenu notre dÃ®ner de recherche de fonds du mois de janvier
Posted: 2006-11-05 Updated: 2012-4-05