Purpose of the workshop

To contribute to the identification of key factors of success for sustainable rural Telecentres in Africa.

Expected results

At the end of the workshop:

  • The participants will have gained insight into the reasons for success and failure of rural Telecentres
  • Acquired knowledge which will contribute to the design and set up of sustainable Telecentres in Africa
  • The Southern Africa ICT and Telecentre Network (SATNET) is launched.


  • A guide on how to create rural Telecentres, based on experiences in the field.
  • A web site on the identified solutions for key challenges for sustainable Telecentres in Africa which could be the basis for launching the web site of the proposed Southern Africa ICT and Telecentre Network (SATNET)
  • Video / audio stories on practical experiences of the management of community multimedia rural telecentres.