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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Year: 2007
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Inclusion & Empowerment
  • Organisation: Conservation Through Public Health
  • Country: Uganda
  • URL: http://www.ctph.org/

Multimedia for sustainability. Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a site on the world wide web and in Uganda where solar powered, high speed wireless Internet access produces income for gorilla monitoring as well as a human health project. The Telecentre serves important educational purposes and provides health and environmental awareness through multimedia. People trained in the use of ICT at the Telecentre include 40% women. The project encourages ecotourism and catalyzes economic activities and spin-offs. It provides employment opportunities to the community and is a good example of effective e-inclusion built on an innovative ICT and e-Content initiative.