[Telecentres] RE: [Telecentre's] Basic Telecentre Items
acarvin at edc.org
Thu Sep 30 14:24:30 BST 2004
I think a list like this could be very use as an appendix we would
include in a broader vision document on the role of telecentres in
achieving the WSIS goals. I'm not sure if it's one of the first things
we should be concentrating on, but I'm glad to see Gopi and others are
thinking about it.
Gopi Pradhan wrote:
> Andy and all,
> On the issue of Basic Telecenter Items, let us compile the whole list at
> the end.
> As Don said, and I agree that the list would depend from one type of
> telecentre to another. But a long list would certainly enable us to
> visualize a typical community telecenter.
> If allowed by decency, I would even add some "rat traps"?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Cameron" <donc at internode.on.net>
> To: <cnd at knowprose.com>; <telecentres at wsis-cs.org>
> Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 4:23 PM
> Subject: [Telecentres] RE: [Telecentre's] Basic Telecentre Items
>>>> one of the things I am pursuing is that Hurricane shelters and such be
>> Telecentre's, so that people are actually aware of where they are (snip).
>> Opposite ends of the emergency spectrum Taran however I have been
>> for many years for the use of Telecentre's as EOC's (Emergency Operations
>> Centre's) for major Australian bushfires in rural and remote locations -
>> There is much synergy in the roles, equipment and skills of EOC's and
>> Telecentre's and sometimes duplication is unnecessary. Many of our
>> Telecentre's are equipped with UHF radio on emergency operating channels,
>> map and resource allocation boards, GPS equipment and other items
>> for the use of Emergency Planning or Logistics Teams - or even for the
>> function of providing communications continuity for the whole community.
>> I think the concept of compiling a list of items required by Telecentre's
>> has merit and the lists provided offer a good spread of generic items -
>> although in my experience equipment and software requirements do vary
>> considerably from Telecentre to Telecentre (and community to community).
>> Rgds, Don
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