Appendix F

Agenda: A Meeting on Indicators for Measuring the Impacts of Internet on Development

June 2, 1997

8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00

Welcome and Introductions

Project Background and Framework for Day's Discussion

9:30

Internet in Africa: Some Current Projects and Activities

Discussion Issues:

  • What is the current status of connectivity in Africa?

  • How much do we already know about providers and users?

  • How is the information collected?

  • What institutions currently collect information on Internet use?

  • What institutions might be interested in using this information?

10:30

Coffee Break

10:45

Internet Providers: Distribution of Internet and Internet Use, Volume, and Trends

Discussion Issues:

  • Who are the suppliers in Africa (public, private, local, etc.)?

  • What information do U.S./African Internet service providers (ISPs) collect?

  • What information would African ISPs be able to collect, and why would it be in their interest to do so?

12:00

Lunch



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Internet Counts: Measuring the Impacts of the Internet Appendix F Agenda: A Meeting on Indicators for Measuring the Impacts of Internet on Development June 2, 1997 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 9:00 Welcome and Introductions Project Background and Framework for Day's Discussion 9:30 Internet in Africa: Some Current Projects and Activities Discussion Issues: What is the current status of connectivity in Africa? How much do we already know about providers and users? How is the information collected? What institutions currently collect information on Internet use? What institutions might be interested in using this information? 10:30 Coffee Break 10:45 Internet Providers: Distribution of Internet and Internet Use, Volume, and Trends Discussion Issues: Who are the suppliers in Africa (public, private, local, etc.)? What information do U.S./African Internet service providers (ISPs) collect? What information would African ISPs be able to collect, and why would it be in their interest to do so? 12:00 Lunch

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Internet Counts: Measuring the Impacts of the Internet 1:00 p.m. Internet Users: Use Patterns and Impacts Discussion Issues: Who are the major users (NGOs, governnment sector, private sector)? What do they use the Internet for? How can user practices be measured and monitored over time? Are there surrogate measurements that are more easily quantified and monitored? Are there quantifiable practices among individuals and institutions, impacted by the Internet, that are typically associated with development? 3:15 Coffee Break 3:30 General Discussion 5:00 Meeting Adjourns