South African businessman Mark Shuttleworth rode a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to and from the International Space Station during a 10-day mission that ended May 5, 2002. He paid a reported $20 million and in the process became the world's second fare paying space tourist. Just like Dennis Tito , the first space tourist, before him, Shuttleworth's flight sparked an interest in spaceflight among new audiences around the world.
Acacia Research and Learning Forum: Heloise Introduction
Acacia Research and Learning Forum All Partners Meeting Dakar, Senegal 4-8 October 2009
Why are we here at the ARLF? <ul><li>Acacia’s “midterm” review </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidate what we have learned so far? </li></ul><ul><li>Network the networks and other projects </li></ul><ul><li>One year left to round up our prospectus </li></ul>
What we expect from this gathering? <ul><li>To share, discuss and document outcomes and lessons from different Acacia supported projects </li></ul><ul><li>To provide capacity building and networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>To explore future research priorities in ICT4D in Africa </li></ul>
To answer the question <ul><li>How has funding research in ICT4D contributed to Africa’s development? </li></ul>