Computer Aid International is visiting Nigeria again, and this working visit — which includes visits to Lagos, Kano, Jigawa, Port Harcourt and Owerri — is being facilitated by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria.
Computer Aid International (CAI) is the world’s largest supplier of non-profit computers to the developing world. CAI provides only the highest-quality, professionally refurbished computers for reuse in education, health and not-for-profit organisations in developing countries. Computer Aid has shipped over 80,000 PCs to where they are most needed in more than 100 countries, making us the world’s largest and most experienced not-for-profit supplier of ICT 4 Development equipment.
The West Africa Program Officer, Anne Musyoki, and the Africa Program Manager, Gladys Muhunyo, will be visiting Nigeria from March 12 to 21, 2007 to explore opportunities to expand provision to Nigeria by establishing partnership with a distribution channel and identify schools, universities, and NGOs in need of affordable high quality refurbished computers. For more information about Computer Aid’s work in other countries, please visit www.compuetraid.org.
Majority of Computer Aid PCs have gone to schools and community organisations in sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia, Rwanda, Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cameroun, Kenya and Nigeria. The 2007 visit schedule includes:
- March 12, Lagos: Visit to media institutions
- March 13-15, Kano: Meeting with NGOs and Schools at Mumbayya (March 14); Visit to schools and Meeting with Kano/Jigawa state officials
- March 16-20, Port Harcourt: Meeting with NGOs at Aldgate Congress Hotel (March 17); Visit to schools and ICT4D projetcs and Meeting with Owerri NGOs (20th)
- March 21, Lagos: Visit to media institutions
To attend any of the meetings, or to schedule a meeting with the Computer Aid team, write to gbenga.sesan [at] pin.org.ng or call 0803 844 50 11.