[Telecentres] 5th EATLF: Register Now; Deadline 7th April

Ndaula Sulah ndaulasula at ugabytes.org
Fri Mar 14 12:28:56 GMT 2008

Dear Friends,

Greetings from UgaBYTES...

Plans for the fifth East African Telecentre Leaders Forum (EATLF) have
been completed. The event will take place in the Sudan's Gadaref City from
1st to 4th May 2008.

The EATLF is a knowledge sharing platform for Eastern African countries
that occurs twice a year. It is hosted by different regional countries on
a rotational basis focusing on different themes.

>>Call for participation

Invitation is open, for participation until April 7th 2008.

The 5th EATLF venue has been strategically selected to allow easy and
strong participation from Eastern African and Mid East countries
including; Somalia, Ethiopian, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda,
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi. Other countries outside the region
that have so far registered representation include Canada, South Africa
and Mozambique.

In the previous four events participants have come from Chile, Canada,
USA, UK, Sweden, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda including
both practitioner and development partners.


Registration fee is US$ 90 for Eastern African participants and US$ 150
for participants from other countries. Please contact the
secretariat at ugabytes.org
for details.

30 full board scholarships for accommodation and 15 for air tickets will
be available for Eastern African participants for early registrants.

Self sponsored participants; please note that full board accommodation has
been negotiated to US$ 130 per day. But limited places are available for
early registrants. However, free transport between Khartoum and Gadaref
city has been arranged for all participants.

>>Organizational Support

Development partners who would like to support a participant or part of
participants' costs should notify secretariat at ugabytes.org
for a special

So far the event is supported by telecentre.org an initiative of IDRC,
Microsoft and SDC, Gadaref Digital City Organization and UgaBYTES.


This 5th EATLF will be co-hosted by UgaBYTES http://www.ugabytes.org and
Gadaref Digital City organization http://gedaref.com/index.php?lang=ar.
The event will be preceded by a two weeks online session between April 7th
and 22nd 2008, which will be open for global participation. The event will
also have side-by-side exhibition of telecentre work, new technology and
regional service providers' products. The Sudan Telecentre Network will be
launched in the event.

>Visa Application

You are encouraged to register earlier so that your name is introduced to
the Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs by April 8th. Details for visa
application please contact Ahmed Eisa ahmed22digital at gmail.com

The EATLF is part of the global framework of telecentre.org and partners'
gatherings that are focused at facilitating learning and sharing of ideas
and solutions among telecentre practitioners in different parts of the

Let's plan together...

Best regards,

Executive Director
UgaBYTES Initiative
Tel: +256414370163
Mob: +256712314969
Skype: sulah.ndaula
Yahoo: ndaulasula
Email: ndaulasula@
(ugabytes.org,yahoo.co.uk or gmail)
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