AFRICA@home is a website for volunteer computing projects which allow your computer to contribute to African humanitarian causes.
There is a huge potential for volunteer computing to help solve pressing health and environmental problems facing the developing world.
AFRICA@home addresses these problems by providing a common framework for volunteer computing projects that focus on African needs.
An important goal of AFRICA@home is to involve African students and African universities in the development and running of these volunteer computing projects.
The first application being developed for AFRICA@home is called MalariaControl.net. This application models the way malaria spreads in Africa and the potential impact that new anti-malarial drugs may have on the region.
Please compare the website:
and the first action:
For WSIS I on Geneva CERN, together with ICSU and TWAS had organised a summit event named “The Role of Science in the Information Society”.
The event was reported in the Plenary of WSIS I in Geneva on Friday, 12 December 2003: Report from Multi-stakeholder Events, 15:30h-17:00h GMT+1; compare: http://www.itu.int/wsis/geneva/coverage/archive.asp?lang=en&c_type=pl|&c_num=5|6
Several general themes emerged as guidelines and received clear support:
- fundamental scientific information must be made freely available;
- software tools for disseminating this information must also be made freely available;
- networking infrastructure for distributing this information must be established world-wide;
- training of people and equipment to use this information must be provided in the host nations;
- general education is an indispensable basis for the Information Society.
Several of the objectives defined by the RSIS are already recognised in the WSIS Declaration of Principles and the WSIS draft Action Plan
For more Information compare the proceedings of the event under:
The Africa@home initiative is performed as follow-up activity of WSIS II at Tunis.
This project has been submitted to the Golden Book database.
Grandes orientations du SMSI qui ont un rapport avec cette activité : Thème 2. L'infrastructure de l'information et de la communication
Thème 3. L'accès à l'information et au savoir
Thème 4. Le renforcement des capacités
Thème 11. Coopération internationale et régionale
Thème 12. Atteindre les objectifs du SMSI (Plan d'action, Section B)
Thème 14. Suivi et évaluation (Plan d'action, Section E)