Acacia Research and Learning Forum: Heloise Introduction

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Acacia Research and Learning Forum: Heloise Introduction

  1. 1. Acacia Research and Learning Forum All Partners Meeting Dakar, Senegal 4-8 October 2009
  2. 2. 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>
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. To answer the question <ul><li>How has funding research in ICT4D contributed to Africa’s development? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Allison and Khaled 4 principles
  6. 8. 2003-7: 6 CAD 10 million 2006-11: CAD 6 million 2006-9: CAD 43,4million TOTAL : CAD 60 million
  7. 14. Important note GRACE MENA project also include the following countries : Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt
  8. 22. Acacia Team 2009
  9. 23. Gaston Zongo Executive Director Acacia initiative July 1998-August 2001
  10. 24. Edith Ofwana Adera Team Leader Acacia 2001 - 2002
  11. 25. Laurent Elder Team Leader Acacia 2002 -2003
  12. 26. Steve Song Program Manager Connectivity and Acacia 2003 -2007
  13. 27. Heloise Emdon Program Manager Connectivity Africa and Acacia 2007 - present
  14. 28. Guy Laliberté Blast off 30/10/09 Mark Shuttleworth
  15. 29. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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