Harambee : Reinforcing African Voices through Collaboration

The benefits and value-added of working collaboratively have been demonstrated in the development of software by the open source community. But how can networks and communities of practice leverage existing and new knowledge on processes and technologies in support of more effective collaboration? This project intends to build on existing experiences in designing and implementing collaborative processes and technologies. It proposes to implement network strengthening activities including but not limited to capacity building, knowledge sharing, and the development of research and training materials. Immediate beneficiaries of the project will be facilitators or coordinators of several networks focused on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and knowledge for development in Africa; facilitators or coordinators of up to 10 sectoral-based networks and communities of practice in Africa; and staff of organizations currently supporting capacity development in the areas identified in the project objectives, including the project proponents.

Project ID

102982

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, January 23, 2006

End Date

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Duration

24 months

IDRC Officer

Fourati, Khaled

Total funding

CA$ 262,449

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Project Leader

Faridah Namutebi

Institution

Development Solutions Using ICT (DSI.ORG) Limited by Guarantee

Institution Country

Uganda

Institution Website

http://www.dsi.or.ug

Project Leader

Gracian Chimwaza

Institution

ITOCA-INFO Training and Outreach Centre for Africa

Institution Country

South Africa

Institution Website

http://www.itoca.org

Project Leader

Daniel Admasu

Institution

Mekelle Child Centered Forum

Institution Country

Ethiopia

Project Leader

Firoze Manji

Institution

FAHAMU Limited

Institution Country

United Kingdom

Institution Website

http://www.fahamu.org

Project Leader

Jennifer Radloff

Institution

Association for Progressive Communications

Institution Country

South Africa

Institution Website

http://www.apc.org/english/index.shtml

Project Leader

Michael Mpulumba

Institution

Viva Network Africa Limited

Institution Country

Uganda

Institution Website

http://www.africa.viva.org

Project Leader

Vincent Waiswa Bagiire

Project Leader

Vincent Waiswa Bagiire

Institution

AITEC Development Limited

Institution Country

Uganda

Project Leader

Victorine Diaboungana

Institution

AZUR Développement

Institution Country

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Institution Website

http://www.azurdev.org