The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) promotes decision-making that facilitates the use of ICT in support of development and citizen-centred governance. Through research, advocacy and debates, it aims to enable policy makers and other stakeholders in Africa to understand how to leverage ICT policies and tools to improve livelihoods, improve public service delivery, and stimulate citizen participation in democratic processes.
East African Community ministers responsible for social development met in Bujumbura in October and urged the fast-tracking of an integrated e-health regional information network to identify, confirm and respond rapidly to outbreaks of diseases with international ramifications.
That’s the good news.
The not so good news is that this project was due to be piloted in 2007.