Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO) is a civil society in Gedaref Sudan. It is part of the Telecentres movement. GDCO is a win-win people, public, private partnership (PPPP) for community development through ICT founded in partnership with the digital city of Eindhoven (Netherlands) and supported by many partners. National Information Center (NIC) is a government unit in the Ministry of communications and information technology and it is responsible for an e-government program in Sudan. Sudacad (Sudatel) is a private company for high quality training and capacity building accredited and certified by ITU. Gedaref university is strong partner for GDCO and Gezira University is a promising new partner for GDCO.
The workshop will illustrate how those partners in Sudan work together to implement and achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.Telecentres are strong tools for eradication of the resources of illiteracy and improve the quality of education at reduced costs through ICT.
1- Eng. ahmed eisa chair of GDCO Sudan www.gedaref.com
Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO) is a civil society in Gedaref Sudan. It is part of the Telecentres movement. GDCO is a win-win people, public, private partnership (PPPP) for community development through ICT founded in partnership with the digital city of Eindhoven (Netherlands) and supported by many partners. The workshop will illustrate how those partners in Sudan work together to implement and achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Telecentres are a strong win-win public (governments), people (community) and private sector partnership (PPPP). They share knowledge, experiences and best practices for the development of marginalized, disadvantage and underserved communities. The existing network counts 87’534 registered Telecentres, 76 national Telecentres in 52 countries and 6 regional Telecentres.
Sudan Telecentres (GDCO and its partners) developed through the use of ICTs many projects including e-Agriculture project to improve capacity building and skill development, improve cultural practices, establishing e-Map for Gedaref natural resources, disaster control and solving conflict (between farmer, shepherd and forest). Sudan Telecentres also support Gedaref e-infrastructure and established a telemedicine project. GDCO developed many e-learning projects for people with disabilities (e-inclusion) and out-of-school children. The Global Telecentres movement works on empowering women through ICTs and more than one million were trained on basic computer and internet courses. GDCO has partnerships with many universities - including the Sudan Open University, Gedaref University, Ahfad University for women and Sudan Academy of Science - and a growing partnership with Gezira University.
2- Eng. mohamed Abdraheim the director general of National Information Centre NIC http://nic.gov.sd/
the National Information Centre (NIC) and national telecommunication corporation (NTC) in the ministry of science and telecommunication (Sudan) constructed more than 1500 access centres (Telecentres) in Sudan. They are two types of Telecentres 1- school Telecentres which is equipped with 10 computers and internet connection. 2- state Telecentres (in the capital of the municipalities) which is equipped with 15 computers with internet, 42 inches’ plasma TV. with digital receivers, fax, printer and heavy duty Xeroxing machines. there is strong partnership between Gedaref Digital City Organization (GDCO) and the National Information Centre (NIC) for community development. NIC winner of WSIS prize 2012
National Information Center (NIC) is responsible for an e-government program in Sudan, it has built the National Network as the basis for infrastructure that connect the government institutions, it also established the national Data Center and plan for a cloud Data Center, it is in charge of National Information Security, e-learning, e-health, e-agriculture, geographical Information base map, e-government Portal and planning for e-services. Working on the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
3- Dr. Sami Elderdiri the technical manager of telemedicine project, Gedaref University
Gadarif University (also called Gedaref, Gedarif or El Gadarif) is a public university in Gedaref city, capital of the Gedaref state in sudan. Gadarif University was founded in 1990 as part of Alsharg University with the faculty of Economics and administrative Sciences but as Gedaref University it was established in 1994. It includes many faculties (Computer Science and Information Technology, Medicine, Health Sciences, , Agricultural and Environmental, Education and Sharia and Islamic Studies. Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO Sudan) is one of the supporters (partner) of Gadarif University. GDCO supported the e-infrastructure of the faculty Computer Science and Information Technology with 120 computers. GDCO developed a telemedicine project in partnership with faculty of medicine and many other academic institute and hospitals. GDCO also supported the development of two e-library units and 228 square meters unit for tele-medicine to treat sick people, as well as training and capacity building for medical staff and medical students.
4- Dr. Ahmed Hassan director general of Sudacad www.sudacad.sd
Sudacad was founded in 1945 as postal and telegraph school engineers. In 1963 it is technically supported by International Telecommunication Union (ITU). In 1967 it is inaugurated by Dr. M.B Sroati Sarwate secretary-general of ITU as the training of telecommunications center. In 1969 it was changed to the name of the Center for the task of technical telecommunications training engineers (Institute for Telecommunications). In 1992 converted to the communications training center (the Council of Ministers resolution. 1996 was belong to Sudan Telecommunications Co. (Sudatel) which offer advanced training courses in the fields of communication and in July 2006 the Telecom SUDATEL Academy was founded. In 2015 it is selected by ITU among best 6 quality and of excellence training centres (out of 40) and a new partnership was developed with ITU and it became part of International telecommunication union centers in this context
5- Eng. Nabil Eid telecentre.org (MENA Moderator) remote participant
MENA Telecentre (mogtaamaa) is the 2nd largest community (2,172 members) in the Telecentre movement (communities). it is founded in December 2006 in Cairo. They are sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices for marginalized, underserved and disadvantage communities.
Telecentres overcome barriers that limit the sustainable development, reduce the impact of poverty, empowering women through ICT. and more than one million were trained the basic computer and internet courses 2014, include the excluded specially for people with disability. Telecentres are strong tools for eradication of the resources of illiteracy and improve the quality of education @ reduced costs through ICT.
The Telecentre Foundation plays a vital role in ICT4D people with disabilities (PwDs). It builds Smart Telecentre offering tools, equipment and education for persons with disabilities. Telecentre for disability also supports e-Learning and e-Inclusion for disabled students. It includes a very wide range of assistive technology (AT), products (tools and software); such as classroom solutions and digital education packages, but also equipment with its own personal devices connected to all-in-one PCs, multi-touch series mobile phones running with Google's Android, digital pens, interactive whiteboards, monitors, TV screens, CCTV systems, etc. The target is teaching students with disabilities through the aid of AT and ICT; building infrastructures such as networks for disabled, virtual communities and software; always focusing on Technologies (innovation, Web2.0, social networks and enabling tools) to support PwDs.
6- Prof. Fadl Elmola Abdallah Idris director of distance learning council Gezira University http://www.uofg.edu.sd/
The University Of Gezira (U. of G.) was established in 1975 by a presidential decree at Wad Madni City in central Sudan. The university is close to one of the biggest agricultural projects in Africa – the Gezira Project. The school's main objective is to supply the project with high-caliber graduates. It is considered to be one of the leading universities in Sudan. It is famous for its schools of medicine and agriculture.
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