Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The new web and the production of local content

After taking part in the panel discussion on 'The Core Aims of Knowledge Exchange and the Challenges of Using New Technologies to Meet Them', Dorothy Mukhebi reflected on some of the issues:

The 'new' web opens up incredible opportunities for people to share information, knowledge and communicate with each other. Nevertheless, especially in Africa, content production is still a fundamental issue to be addressed. It is therefore crucial to work on capacity building, to give people the tools and the confidence to produce and disseminate their own content, saving all the local knowledge that we are losing out.

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See also relevant articles from the following sources:

- web2fordevblog
- ICTlogy
- crisscrossed blog