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From: "Pimienta Daniel "
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 08:35:25 Est
Felicidades para el 1996 en primero!
> I write for an update on the networking situation in Haiti. What are the
> latest initiatives/developments? Please send any reports/papers that are
> available, as well as local contacts if you know of any at this time.
Although the situation is very hot there (a lot of groups show will
to move towards Internet, including the national Telecom) there is not
yet any concrete results to be shown. What could be shown is only
at the level of preparation and organisation.
-The REHRED project (you got the list of contacts in your server) is
moving along. They received their first budget support from Swiss
organisations and we are expecting faster moves, including the Internet
node installation. REHRED organized, with the support of FUNREDES,
last december a succesful public Internet sensibilisation day (with
the support of TELECO for an online session with a dominican IP)
and a 3 days e-mail course for some 20 NGOs. People are still using
the (expensive) cc:mail service of the private company ACN. ACN has
not moved to Internet yet. A growing number of NGOs are using the
ACN service meanwhile a more affordable service get organized which
should happen in the first middle of 96.
-The following is more "gossip" than visible facts yet:
Several entities show willingness to create an Internet infrastructure:
Kiskeya university, AUPELF and Soros Foundation.
Sorry not to have more exciting news :-(
Dir. Fundacion Redes y Desarrollo (FUNREDES)
C/O Casa de Francia (BCLE)
Calle Las Damas #42
Zona Colonial tel: + 1 809 535 2422 (mensajeria)
Aptdo 2972 fax: 535 6646
Santo Domingo firstname.lastname@example.org
Republica Dominicana email@example.com