Thank you so much for the information on AFRICONNECT
which looks as it is already in Cameroon but we donot
know where. Five countries with the connections have
Cameroon as one and as you already know, this idea of
getting connected as been our very old cry to the
Janet we have tried to read all the information
provided on the work that this internet connection is
doing for poor African countries. We really will like
to know the steps to follow in order to be linked to
Afri Connect and we know that only you alone can do it
As we are struggling to do the COL PROTEIN project by
retooling the other one for GENARDIS, WE WILL STILL
PLEAD TO YOU TO KINDLY GET IN TOUCH WITH THE aFRI
cONNECT ON OUR BEHALF SO THAT WE CAN BE CONNECTED
HERE. tHERE ARE BIG SCHOOLS [THREE] ALL WITH OVER 6000
STUDENTS EACH that can be linked with us to train on
using this connection from AfriConnect here. We really
struggle to get a connection here on the internet cost
wise and management. That is one of the reasons why
our report on WAD is still on print now due to the
slow processes of internet connectivity.
So Janet ,how is your dad now. We are praying for his
--- Janet Feldman <kaippg@...
Wireless resources (possible links for Sam):
offices: Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania)
) AITEC Broadband Forum, 11-29
to 12-1 Nairobi
(Kenya Data Networks)
Dear Sam, Jeff, Maria, Andrius, Steve, and All,
Thanks so much for the notes to HH and to me, Sam and
Maria, and to Jeff for this excellent possible roadmap
for the way ahead re wifi in our Kenyan projects, and
set of talking points! And to Steve for being a true
brother (will be in touch asap abt a call)! Andrius,
excellent work on so many fronts, including some
"checkmates" for peace at the checkpoint.
I have been out of the loop for awhile because of my
father's health, and also because I have a project
offline which is needing my time these days. I do hope
to be helpful with the COL proposal, and am wondering
if Sam-Jeff-Maria, possibly others on TZ and Kenya
(and perhaps Cameroon, though I have encouraged Wendi
and Actwid to submit a proposal we wrote for GenARDIS
for the COL-Protein grant), can get together online to
discuss this soon?
Sam, at bottom line perhaps you can retool your
proposal sent to myself and Jeff, and submit that? I
know Tom Ochuka in Kisumu is eager for a learning
center too, so there is a linkage which can be made. I
don't know if there is time to develop a proposal with
more partners, but OVF-K members, KCYP, and even
GRASSUP members might be interested. And then all of
our friends in TZ too (speaking of which, will do some
networking for everyone in this regard early in the
I have not yet be in touch with the COL contact I work
with, partly because of my own situation, and partly
because he has been both travelling and also sick
(malaria, I think) this past month or so. I will do so
this coming week, and see if he has any response,
which I will pass along.
I will be in touch again as soon as possible, and in
the meantime, check out these wireless contacts in
Kenya. I can put out some other feelers too, to
Wainaina Mungai of OneWorld in Kenya (and the
WSISyouthkenya forum) and others, as I know they'll
have some feedback. Jeff's ideas are also excellent,
and it would be good to find ways to link and
coordinate these various resources, suggestions, and
programs/orgs if possible.
With very best wishes and appreciation for your work,
caring, and support, and blessings to all, Janet
From: Jeff Buderer
Sent: Dec 12, 2006 12:56 AM
Subject: [holistichelping] Re: [socialagriculture] Re:
Advice on Wi-Fi in Kenya?
Kafui Prebbie is heading the wireless effort in Ghana
with support from the Winneba Linux User Group (WILUG)
(which he co-founded in 2005) and the University of
Education Winneba Ghana (UEW) which is the largest
educational university in Ghana.
One of our goals for 07 is to set up a wireless
network in Kenya in late 2007 as part of our proposed
integrated development program in Kibera.
We will further develop the plans for the rollout of
the Open Digitial Villages in Ghana Nigeria and Kenya
and the WSFII Africa 2007 Summit (which is planned for
the summer of 07 in Winneba Ghana with support from
UEW) when we meet in Ghana in January of 07.
Possible initial steps in terms of moving forward on
your goal to establish a mesh network in your region:
Consider the rationale for the program and how it
builds on your previous and current efforts including
your work on the proposal for the ICT centre. How
build of a network do you want to build and how will
you sustain it financially as well as
Consider potential groups that might fund your
Keep updated and get up to speed on the wireless
technologies and the goings ons in our networks:
The World Summits For Free Information
Infrastructure coordination and discussion groups. You
can find out how to subscribe to the various groups on
There is also a discussion group that developed
from AirJaldi that you might also want to subscribe to
and I would recommend that you study all the
documentation at both the AirJaldi and WSFII sites so
that you can develop a realistic plan for setting up a
wireless mesh network in your region.
Subscribe to the WiLUG Ghana discussion group to
keep updated on the progress in the field in Ghana not
just in relation to the wireless network but in
relation to the ICT training effort there in relation
to building the Open Digitial Village in Winneba.
Study Wireless Roadshow wiki and review
deliberations from the Post Air Jaldi Summit workshop
which Joy and Kafui participated.
Set some goals for what you would like to complete
You might consider coordinating with Kennedy (OVF
Kenya Director) on this and also update the Africa
Source II connections we were in communications with
in early 06 about your plans and the possibility for
some joint collaboration.
Also please do explain how you see agriculture as
fitting into your wireless project.
From: samuel kongere <samkongere2004@...
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [socialagriculture] Re: Advice on Wi-Fi
I am happy with the insights around here regarding
this wireless connection to this community here. I see
Jeff and one village can go a head us through the
initiatives with OVF. The good example in Ghana can
help my community very much and this can a siter
venture in coming up with such a solution. I think
Jeff we give you this pirioty to connect the Idea from
me and Andrius.
hope to hear and get a solution.Samwel.
Samwel Okech kongere
Nyamuga primary school
P.O BOX 191,
MBITA 040305- KENYA.
Cell: +254 725 600 439
UDOGO youth development group-coordinator
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