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Electronic distance training on sustainability in african local governments: experiences, potentials and policy options for knowledge management and human resource building for local governments in the global information society.

Objective

Nine European and African partners representing the scientific community, local government, training and Internet service providers will form a thematic network and co-operate over 24 months. The objective of the network is to use the common knowledge base to support local sustainable development trough opportunities provided by the Information Society and ICT identification of policy options for the use of innovative information society technologies in training for senior officials in African local governments. Based on the partners' previous works and experiences, they will assess training needs and availability of ICT in African local governments and identify adequate training methods and technologies in order to definite framework conditions and develop policy options for a responsible promoting of electronic distance training for African cities. The findings will be actively disseminated among decision makers in Africa and Europe; exploitation strategies exist.

Coordinator

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH - THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
Address
Eschholzstrasse 86
79115 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
Germany

Participants (9)

AFRICAN TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE IN ADMINISTRATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
Morocco
Address
Bd Mohammed V, Pavillon International
9001 Tanger
EUROPEAN DISTANCE EDUCATION NETWORK
Hungary
Address
C/o Budapest University Of Technology And Economic
1111 Budapest
ICLEI AFRICAN OFFICE
Zimbabwe
Address
Central Avenue 108
Harare
POLYTECHNIC OF NAMIBIA
Namibia
Address
Storch Street 13
9000 Windhoek
SOUTHERN AFRICA NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION NETWORK
South Africa
Address
Bree Street 187 - 13Th Floor - Longsbank Building
2000 Johannesburg
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Netherlands
Address
Juffrouw Idastraat 11
2502 AN Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
UNIVERSITY OF WALES SWANSEA
United Kingdom
Address
School Of Social Sciences And International Develo
SA2 8PP Swansea
ZIMBABWE OPEN UNIVERSITY
Zimbabwe
Address
Mount Pleasant
Harare