[Telecentres] FW: [Advisors] Telecenter Operator Exchange Program AnnouncesLaunch

Gurstein, Michael gurstein at ADM.NJIT.EDU
Sun Jul 23 19:12:37 BST 2006

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From: advisors-admin at tc.ca [mailto:advisors-admin at tc.ca] On Behalf Of Bev
Sent: July 20, 2006 10:23 PM
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Subject: [Advisors] Telecenter Operator Exchange Program AnnouncesLaunch
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Hello everyone - the PCNA is the north American coordinator on the following project -please get the word out ASAP.  As Peter put it - *stories that travel* in action.



*July 2006.* The Telecenters of the Americas Partnership (TAP) is 
pleased to announce the launch of the Operator Exchange Program. The 
program will promote the sharing of innovative models and practices by 
supporting relationships among telecenters throughout the Americas.

Telecenters bring information and communications technology to 
communities across the globe. Over the years, telecenter operators have 
accumulated a vast amount of specialized knowledge. However, there has 
been a lack of means to exchange this information with other telecenters.

By using the Operator Exchange Program's web-based platform, telecenter 
operators can share their knowledge and skills easily and effectively. 
The platform is located at http://www.pcnastream.com/exchange.

The platform uses a "marketplace" concept in order to encourage the 
exchange of telecenter-related experience. Telecenter operators may use 
the platform in order to request and offer skills to other telecenters 
throughout the Americas.

Coordinators are available to support telecenter operators with the 
exchange process. The program will fund travel and communication costs 
for select projects.

The Operator Exchange Program is funded by Telecenter.org and 
administered by TAP. TAP is a hemispheric partnership of telecenter 
networks that includes CTCNet, Aspira Association and the Association 
for Community Networking in the United States, Somos at Telecentros in 
Latin America and the Caribbean, Fundación ChasquiNet in Ecuador, and 
Pacific Community Networks Association in Canada.


For further information, contact North American Coordinator Tate 
Bengtson at tate at pcna.ca <mailto:tate at pcna.ca> or South American 
Coordinator Oscar Maeso at oscar at chasquinet.org 
<mailto:oscar at chasquinet.org>.

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