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In the current world of globalization, access to information is key to the development of a society. The increasing amount of information on the World Wide Web is a reflection of this fact. The question that arises is what amount of the content on the www did Africa contribute to?


In Ghana, the government of Ghana has set up Community Information Centres (telecentres) across the country. These centres are expected to generate locally relevant content. There is a strong need to create local ICT based content, relevant and accessible to the community, in order to make the CICs truly a community Information Centre. ICT based local content must be innovative in making use of both traditional means of communication and information sharing as well as take advantage of the latest advances in computer application development.


The above therefore called for capacity building of Managers of the Community Information Centres together with their District Information Officers. This workshop, sponsored by IICD and CTA had the following objectives:

  1. To discuss local content creation, adaptation and propagation/dissemination and to understand the concept and process.
  2. To share information on experiences in the organizations and communities represented.
  1. To develop an overall consented didactic concept for the CICs content creation models with emphasis on practical and real-case elements
  2. To develop and foster a collaborative working process among the CICs in northern Ghana
  1. To establish new ties between & among CICs managers and District Information Service Directors, as well as strengthen existing connections.
  2. To draw a follow-up / action plan: What needs to be done, when it should be completed, who will work on what etc.

The methodology involved presentations, discussion and hands on.


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