Elevating the status and usage of intranet and internet at ECA to serve Africa better
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Niang, Abdoulaye;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This paper is to provoke discussions on the use of Intranet and Internet and internet at ECA. It is also in response to the call made to all staff to contribute to the development of the new ECA website. Over the last three years, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) made considerable progress in bringing Internet and Intranet on the desk of every staff member and in advocating the usage in Africa of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development. Time has however come for ECA to elevate the status and usage of Intranet and Internet to further enable Africa to develop based on an increased measure of individual and collective self-reliance. ECA then needs to develop a full-service Internet/Intranet strategy Indeed gone are the days of advocacy on the potential of ICT for accelerated development in Africa. Gone are the days of putting up a Website for each Division and SRDC to post outputs prepared under the orthodox method. Gone are the days of using Intranet as a calendaring system of events at ECA and posting "fails divers" about Africa and the rest of the World.