Spring 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Enhancing Research and Education Network Connectivity to and within Africa - Separate Registration Required

Time 05/05/05 08:30AM-05:30PM

Session Abstract

This meeting is focused on bringing together organizations engaged in active projects to improve research and education network connectivity to and within Africa. A major goal of the meeting is to share plans and projects, and identify opportunities for collaboration between agencies and organizations. Participating organizations include the National Science Foundation, World Bank, Network Startup Resource Center, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Internet2, IEEAF and others.

Presentations will focus on providing meeting attendees with insight into what infrastructure is needed to support international collaboration in research and education; currently available telecommunications infrastructure; and plans for commercial and R&E networking in African countries. The results of several recent surveys and studies about research and education networking and the state of African university information technology infrastructure and utilization will be presented. Organizations already working in the arena will discuss their projects, objectives and any current status. Finally, the meeting will conclude a discussion session with all meeting participants focused on identifying opportunities, areas for collaboration and next steps.

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Speakers

Speaker Donald R. Riley University of Maryland-College Park/IEEAF

Speaker Warren Matthews Georgia Institute of Technology

Speaker Douglas Van Houweling Internet2

Speaker Ed Fantegrossi GEO/IEEAF

Speaker Duncan Martin TENET

Speaker Roy Steiner IBAUD

Speaker Jennifer Pawlowski Rockefeller Foundation

Speaker Bob Hawkins World Bank

Speaker George Sadowsky Internews.Inc.

Speaker Julia Royal National Institutes of Health

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