ICT capacity building in the developing world

Intervenant(s) : Rudy Gevaert

  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type d'événement : Conférence
  • Date : Maandag 8 juli 2013
  • Horaire : 17h00
  • Durée : 40 minutes
  • Lieu : H 2213
Thème : Gemeenschappen
Fils rouges : Enjeux sociétaux


I have already given this talk at LISA12. I have also written a paper about it. You can download the full paper and see the capture of my presentation on: https://www.usenix.org/sustainable-...

The presentation I gave during LISA12 was limited to 20 minutes. I had to leave out many items. I would like to redo the presentation but with 40 minutes.

This is the summary of the paper:

System administrators are often asked to apply their professional expertise in unusual situations, or under tight resource constraints. What happens, though, when the “situation” is a foreign country with only basic technical infrastructure, and the task is to build systems which are able to survive and grow in these over-constrained environments? In this talk we report on our experiences in two very different countries – Cuba and Ethiopia – where we ran a number of ICT projects. In those projects we assisted local universities to upgrade their ICT infrastructure and services. This included skills and process building for local system administrators. Based on our experiences we formulate a model for sustainable ICT capacity building. We hope this model will be useful for other organizations doing similar projects.


I have been using GNU/Linux since 2000. I’m one of the sysadmins at Ghent Universities Central IT department. I’m also doing IT development programmes in Cuba and Ethiopia.

See http://be.linkedin.com/in/rudygevaert


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