Président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine (depuis le 1er. février 2008)
The launch, which will cover six schools across the country, makes Egypt the sixth country to launch the project after Uganda, Ghana, Lesotho, Kenya and Rwanda. Egypt will also become the first Arab and North African country to launch the NEPAD e-Schools.
The NEPAD e-Schools Project falls under the auspices of the NEPAD e-Africa Commission – the NEPAD Information and Communication Technology (ICT) task team responsible for developing the NEPAD ICT programme and implementing related projects.
First announced in 2003 at the Africa Summit of the World Economic Forum in Durban, South Africa, the NEPAD e-Schools Project focuses on providing end-to-end ICT solutions that will connect schools across Africa to the NEPAD e-Schools network and the Internet. Solutions also include the provision of content and learning material and the establishment of health points at schools.
In each country, the programme aims to transform African secondary schools into NEPAD e-Schools within five years of implementation start date and all African primary schools within 10 years of implementation start date.
In total, more than 600 000 schools across the continent will enjoy the benefits of ICT and connectivity to the NEPAD e-Schools satellite network upon completion of the project. The HP and ORACLE Consortia, and a number of other private companies are sponsoring the demonstration project, consisting of six schools in each of the 16 participating countries, for a period of 12 months.
The countries participating in this demonstration project are : Algeria , Burkina Faso , Cameroon , Egypt , Gabon , Ghana , Kenya , Lesotho , Mali , Mauritius , Mozambique , Nigeria , Rwanda , Senegal , South Africa and Uganda .
Source : nepad news, february 2, 2007