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  • Acacia Research and Learning Forum All Partners Meeting Dakar, Senegal 4-8 October 2009
  • Why are we here at the ARLF?
    • Acacia’s “midterm” review
    • Consolidate what we have learned so far?
    • Network the networks and other projects
    • One year left to round up our prospectus
  • What we expect from this gathering?
    • To share, discuss and document outcomes and lessons from different Acacia supported projects
    • To provide capacity building and networking opportunities
    • To explore future research priorities in ICT4D in Africa
  • To answer the question
    • How has funding research in ICT4D contributed to Africa’s development?
  • Allison and Khaled 4 principles
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  • 2003-7: 6 CAD 10 million 2006-11: CAD 6 million 2006-9: CAD 43,4million TOTAL : CAD 60 million
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  • Important note GRACE MENA project also include the following countries : Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt
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  • Acacia Team 2009
  • Gaston Zongo Executive Director Acacia initiative July 1998-August 2001
  • Edith Ofwana Adera Team Leader Acacia 2001 - 2002
  • Laurent Elder Team Leader Acacia 2002 -2003
  • Steve Song Program Manager Connectivity and Acacia 2003 -2007
  • Heloise Emdon Program Manager Connectivity Africa and Acacia 2007 - present
  • Guy Laliberté Blast off 30/10/09 Mark Shuttleworth
    • Thank You