"The issue of sustainability especially in donor funded programmes in any part of the world are tricky. Partly because of the non-alignment of the objectives of the donors and the recipients for the programmes; ulterior motives of the project…"
"Dear Shuko, If I understand your point correctly, then you say that telecentre initiatives stop when the donor stops. I would be very interested to further analyze why this is. I assume the donor also took care to train the local people to sustain…"
"Thanks Theo for responding. Theo i live in Zambia and i work for a project that encourages ICT development in Zambian rural areas; theo one fact i have seen in the Zambian situation is that most rural telecentres survive by donor hand outs…"
"Maybe awareness is a primary condition. The embedding in local structures then will be possible. This is a challenge for the leaders of the countries.
But why should self sustaining be a myth? Can you explain, Shuko?"
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Am an easy going guy who happens to be a serial bachelor am a perfectionist and oportunist, i dislike cynism. tigwilizane is a Rural MCT which is growing one day at a time it is based in Chipata Eastern Province of Zambia am humbled to be the Project manager!
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Internet browsing at a small fee! Photocopying, Scanning, phone services, fixing Computers and a whole world of ICT services!
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Eastern & Southern Africa
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the National Information Centre (NIC) and national telecommunication corporation (NTC) in the ministry of science and telecommunication (Sudan) constructed more than 1500 access centres (Telecentres) in Sudan. They are two types of Telecentres 1-…