Haiti: Establishment of multimedia community centres

Lead Organisation Fondation SAKS
Type of Project Activity Project which enable ICT4D environment
Project URL http://www.unesco.org/cgi-bin/webworld/ipdc/cgi/page.cgi?g=Detailed%2F877.shtml&d=1
Brief Description This project aims to transform two community radios, situated in Cayes, in the south and Mare-Rouge in the north-west, into community multimedia centres. The centres will be connected to the Internet via satellite and operate using solar panels and batteries. Three computers will be installed in each centre and a schedule will be drawn up to facilitate the rational use of the system by the staff of the radio and members of the community. Specialized training seminars will be organized for 6 staff members in each centre. Articulated around the idea of education through radio communication, the project also aims to revitalize and improve the quality and speed of communication links within the community. This project will increase access to information, vital for freedom of expression, particularly in isolated communities.
Contact name Alton Grizzle
Contact email a.grizzle@unesco.org
Contact Phone/Fax
Regular Postal Address
Affiliated Organisations
Funding Agencies IPDC/UNESCO
Target Beneficiaries rural communities in Haiti
Start Date 25-04-2006
End Date 25-04-2006
Project Budget US$25,000
Current Status ongoing
Countr(ies) Involved Haiti
Description of ICT Components
Millennium Development Goals
Project Document(s)

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