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Training courseConnect Africa is a project undertaken by UNCTAD in partnership with the Observatoire Technologique (Technology Institute) of the Centre des Technologies de l' Information (Information Technologies Centre) of the State of Geneva in Switzerland.

The project devises creative ways to move from policy to action and provides customized training to ICT engineers and technicians from the least developed countries of Africa.

Training CourseThe Kingdom of Lesotho is the first pilot country to benefit from Connect Africa. The project has provided Lesotho with 220 computers accompanied by software installation and open-source solutions for servers and clients, for use in a number of areas, including schools. Connect Africa is also helping to create a technical division within Lesotho's Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology.

Mali will be the next pilot country, and project preparations are now underway.


Contact: Mongi Hamdi. E-mail:

Last updated: 8 November 2005 18:34