Friday, 5 September 2008

CTA Accra training on digital satellite users

Since 2002, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has partnered with First Voice International (FVI) to provide information on agricultural and rural development to rural communities in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

CTA has held workshops to train users in Zambia and Mali in 2005; in Fiji, in 2006; in Senegal, in 2007 and most recently in Accra 01/09-05/09/2008. The end result of these workshops is the creation of a community of digital satellite users, who are equally skilled in downloading information from the satellite as well as uploading information arising out of their activities.

CTA collaborates on this with First Voice International (FVI). FVI has the unique ability to get vital information to potentially over one billion people who normally miss out: The most poor, illiterate and remote in Africa and Asia Pacific, those who live in places where Internet is unreliable or costs too much, where you still don't find phones, or where electricity, infrastructure or financial resources are limited.