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Building e-Community Centres for Rural Development   

Building e-Community Centres for Rural Development
Report of the Regional Workshop

UNITED NATIONS

This work is published for and on behalf of the United Nations.

Paper  Back Book (6" x 9") :   Pages : 288
2008 Edition         :   ISBN - 81-7188-637-X
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The report focuses on the Building e-Community Centres for Rural Development Workshop co-organized by UNESCAP and ADBI, aimed at examining the various issues related to CeCs in the Asia and the Pacific region and share good practices that can be used as models for successful development and operation of these centres.


CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

Preface

Overview

Contents

Explanatory Notes

 

PART ONE – SUMMARY OF THE WORKSHOP

I. ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKSHOP

A. Organization

B. Objectives of the Workshop

C. Opening of the Workshop

D. Attendance

E. Election of officers

F. Recommendations of the Workshop

II. PROCEEDINGS OF THE WORKSHOP

A. Overview of community e-centres in Asia and the Pacific

B. Bridging the digital divide – the satellite solution

C. Connecting people in rural communities through ICT: the Grameen telecom experience

D. Social capital and the network effect: implications of China’s e-learning and rural ICT initiatives 

E. Digital inclusion: public and private partnerships

F. E-learning project planning for community e-centres

G. South-east Asian needs assessment for a global open agriculture and food university

H. Developing a business plan for community e-centres: operations and management 

I. The Rice Knowledge Bank: what is it and can e-communities benefit? 

J. Stakeholder partnerships for ICT in rural communities

K. A survey of rural kiosks in India

L. From a small beginning to a mass movement – National Alliance for Mission 2007: Every village is a knowledge centre

M. Models of community e-centres for the poor

N. Economic analysis of community e-centres for rural development

O. Local knowledge management through community e-centres

P. Harmonizing ICT with integrated community development: the Sarvodaya experience in Sri Lanka

Q. Conducive environments for promoting community e-centres

R. E-health in rural communities through community e-centres

S. Evaluation and monitoring of the performance of community e-centres

T. Technological options for community e-centres

U. Marketing and types of services provided through community e-centres

 

PART TWO – SUMMARY OF COUNTRY REPORTS

A. Bangladesh

B. Bhutan

C. Cambodia

D. China

E. Fiji

F. India

G. Indonesia

H. Mongolia

I. Nepal

J. Philippines

K. Sri Lanka

L. Thailand

M. Uzbekistan

N. Viet Nam

 

ANNEXES

Annex I. Workshop agenda

Annex II. List of participants

Annex III. Project proposals

 

LIST OF TABLES

1. Parameters of financial options, real options and CeCs

2. Global-local knowledge matrix

 

LIST OF FIGURES

1. The digital divide

2. Percentage breakdown of total satellite units by region, 2002-2007

3. Percentage breakdown of total satellite revenues by region, 2002-2007

4. Broadband interactive bidirectional data

5. The gap between IT resources and the available network technologies

6. E-government interactions

7. E-learning project planning for a community e-centre

8. Connectivity and content in a community e-centre

9. The hub and spoke model

10. Common steps in the partnering process

11. Proud kiosk operators in Tiruvallur, Jategao and Ding Mandi

12. Kiosk hardware: n-Logue wireless access tower solar-charged lamp and UPS, VSAT satellite dish for connectivity

13. Structure of community information centres

14. An example of a real growth option

15. Process of establishing CeC as stage investment

16. Computer literacy in Sri Lanka by province

17. Partners in learning

18. Videoconferencing diagnosis

19. The remote medical diagnostic kit

20. The n-Logue network

21. A remote teaching class

22. What does the farmer need?

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