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Development of research networking in Africa: the point of view of the RINAF technical support unit established in Pisa

The RINAF (Regional Informatics Network for Africa) project, conceived by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Informatics Programme (IIP) in 1989 and mainly financed by the Italian Government, is aimed at supporting the interconnection of academic and research institutions within Africa and to the international research community through the provision of computer equipment, basic network services and training activities. Starting from a description of the project status, this paper gives an evaluation of the changing network environment in Africa and of its impact, providing some remarks on the set up of an independent African management capacity for research networks.



Authors: L. Abba, A. Gebrehiwot, A. Lazzaroni, S. Trumpy
IIT authors:

Stefano Trumpy

Foto di Stefano Trumpy

Type: TR Technical reports
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems

File: TR RINAF Project_1998.pdf

Activity: Relazioni internazionali IIT-CNR