On January 1, 2012 Koda Traoré, the programme manager of TelecentresAfrica suddenly passed away, leaving a wife and two children.
Koda was a much appreciated and highly motivated colleague with a mission to improve the lives of the people in Africa. Since the start of the programme in 2008 TelecentresAfrica expanded through his efforts and has now a range of activities in Africa focusing on ICT-based rural service delivery including mobile solutions and community radio.
All partners that worked with him in the TelecentresAfrica programme will remember his optimism on African development and commitment to support local communities in Africa, his vision, expertise and knowledge on ICT for development and his focus on capacity building, and information and knowledge sharing. We lost a great colleague and our thoughts are with his wife and children.
TelecentresAfrica is an initiative launched by CTA and InfoBridge Foundation in support to rural community service delivery in Africa including telecentres and community radios. The programe is open to all stakeholders interested in promoting and implementing ICT4D projects for the development of rural communities in Africa. Within the context of the global knowledge economy, ICT4D has an important role to play to contribute to social and economical changes consistent with the MDGs. The overall goal of the TelecentresAfrica Programme is to contribute to the sustainability of telecentres in Africa based on the following pillars: services, content and ICTs.
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Countries involved in the project from July 2008 (Start of the project) till June 2010
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