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					                             RINAF Workshop in Accra, Ghana
                                  27-28 September 2001
Wednesday, 26    September
Arrival in Accra, transfer to Miklin Hotel

Thursday, 27   September
09.00 Opening Session:
      Mr. Venancio Massingue, RINAF President, Mozambique
      Mr Ameyaw Ekumfi, Minister of Education, Ghana
      Ms Christine Kisiedu, RINAF Ghana

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 The InfoDEV / RINAF project Ghana
      Ms Christine Kisiedu, RINAF Ghana

11:00 ICT in support of Distance Education
      Mr Robert Day, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa 11:30

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Presentation of projects, 15 min each, before working groups

       Project Distance Education, Coordination: Guinea
       Mr Diakite, Conakry
       Projects in Africa
       RINAF project description
       Participating RINAF Focal Points/Countries
       Support of UNESCO chair Distance Education, University of Benin, Lome, Togo
       Mr Robert Day, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa
       Project Management

       Project Virtual Multimedia Academy, Coordination: Sudan
       Mr Izzeldin M. Osman
       Projects in Africa
       RINAF project description
       Participating RINAF Focal Points/Countries
       Ways for cooperation with UNISA (Mr Robert Day)
       Project Management

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       Project PC Recycling, Coordination: Togo
       Mr.Tsatsou Fiadjoe
       Projects in Africa
       RINAF project description
       Participating RINAF Focal Points/Countries
       Project Management

       Project Web competition: Facilitator Mr Diallo
       Selection of a participant for each of the five RINAF sub regions
       North Africa, West Africa: Niger, Central Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa

       Parallel working groups on projects

17:00 Report of working groups to the plenary

18:00 End

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Friday, 28   September

09:00 African IT Education Trust Mike Jensen, South Africa

09:30 Knowledge Management – Could RINAF benefit?
      Mr Robert Day, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 African Connection Ms Mavis Ampah Sintim-Misa, South Africa

12:00 Potential of India’s Simputer and Brazil’s pc popular for Africa Mike Jensen, South Africa

12:30 Lunch

14:00   Positioning of RINAF in Africa in the new context

                Future direction of RINAF in the light of the new UNESCO program Information for All
                RINAF: I = Information Society?
                Future Organisation Structure: RINAF Secretary General
                New RINAF Logo
                RINAF Website
                UNESCO CD-ROMs:
                    o SAHEL Point DOC 2.0
                    o East African Development Library 1.0
                    o Education, Work and the Future

        Evaluation of this RINAF meeting, next meeting’s host and priorities

16:00 Final remarks by the President of RINAF, Venancio Massingue, Mozambique

17:00 Visit to ICT projects in Accra:
               InfoDev: Public ISP for Education
               Multimedia projects
               Distance Education: AVU/Centre of Excellence

19:00 End

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Saturday, 29   September
Departure or participation in
The National Backbone Management Workshop for Decision Makers, 29 September – 4 October

Mr Günther Cyranek
Regional Adviser
Information Society Division
UNESCO Office Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for more information about RINAF see

Local Organisation
Prof. Christine O. Kisiedu
c/o Department of Library and Information Studies
University of Ghana
P. O. Box 24
Legon, Accra
Tel: (233-21) 500 149
Fax: (233-21) 502 701

Mr Carl Ampah

Venue in Accra

Miklin Hotel
7, Ako Adjei Street (Shiashie area)
P.O. Box 17191, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233-21-500708, -502387, -502974
Fax: +233-21-500558, -502975

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