RUNetwork Pilot Project in Jamaica

Type of Project Activity Project which enable ICT4D environment
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Brief Description A RUNetwork café is a "shop" (Information Café) in a rural community that has the capability to connect to the Internet and has a library of CD’s with appropriate information for the community. A Regional Information Broker (RIB) will be responsible for the exchange of information and the consolidation of local knowledge base. He/She will help farmers/community members to get information that they request to improve their livelihood. The RIB will also facilitate communication of the rural population with the Internet, provide computer training and other computer based services. Each site will be equipped with two desktop personal computers, with printer, scanner, digital camera, audio-visual recorder to facilitate the collection of information in the form of print, video and voice recordings, as well as sufficient infrastructure to connect to the Internet. Sufficient Information and communication technology (ICT) training to empower the community and RIB to make efficient use of the equipment and the Internet will be provided as necessary.
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Funding Agencies Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Caribbean Agricultural Information Service (CAIS) German Center for Documentation and Information in Agriculture (ZADI)
Target Beneficiaries Rural community
Start Date 1-01-2000
End Date 26-01-2007
Project Budget NC
Current Status Completed
Countr(ies) Involved Jamaica
Description of ICT Components
Millennium Development Goals
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