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.
Funding SchemeTHN - Thematic network contracts
2502 AN Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
SA2 8PP Swansea