Shindouk, the main character of the documentary realized by ICV and CERN in 2003, just finished writing a travel journal entitled 'The West through the eyes of a Touareg.' The nomad, leader of a tribe of 1,500 persons in the region of Timbuktu, describes his recent and first ever trip to Europe from Timbuktu to Geneva, where he attended the Cyber festival, organized on the occasion of WSIS. Since then, Shindouk has become the first nomad cyber-volunteer. We are currently looking for funds to print his story in book form.
On 24 March 2005, ICVolunteers organized a meeting in Bamako, to launch the national working group on "volunteerism, youth and ICTs." The meeting brought together some 50 organizations, as well as government and UN representatives. It was made possible thanks to the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Communications and New Information Technologies. In Mali, the meeting was opened by H.E. Mr. Adama SamassÃ©kou, President of the PrepCom of the Geneva phase of the WSIS, followed by speeches by the Tunisian Ambassador to Mali and representatives from the two Ministries. The aim of the working group is to prepare a national report for Mali on the topic, outlining what volunteers do in the country, as well as to bring forward specific recommendations for the years to come.
ICVolunteers has started to work with the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and the 'Centre de formation supÃ©rieure' (CESAG) which trains students for the sub-region and has an international reputation for business studies. The aim of these partnerships is to allow students to participate as cyber-volunteers in different projects, be it during or after their studies. This is especially the case for both projects in the sub-region and at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Reserach) in Geneva and neighboring France. (VK)
ICVolunteers proudly presents its new web site for the Cyber-Volunteers Program, designed as a volunteer contribution by Jim Rudolf (SoftWares) and Randy Schmieder (MCART), both members of the CyberVolunteers Program Technical Committee. The web site contains information about the Program, work in progress and plans for the future. Just have a look at < http://cyber.icvolunteers.org!
Nous tenons Ã remercier:
Tous les participants et toutes les personnes qui ont soutenu notre dÃ®ner de recherche de fonds du mois de janvier