<<March 12, 2000>>

Dr. Dalia Moawad
Project Coordinator
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC)
PO Box 433 Heliopolis Center 11757
Cairo, Egypt
tel:+20-2-339-1361 (Direct)

Dear Dalia:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) I have admitted you into our listserve, upon your request. Thanks for
your interest in our project.

(3) The following persons in your organization are on our list:

Aladin H. Kamel
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center
PO Box 433 Heliopolis Center 11757
Tel: +20-2-3391330
Fax: +20-2-3412139

He is with us since May of 1995.

Ms. Effat El Shooky
Executive Director
Regional Distance Learning Program
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center
PO Box 433 Heliopolis Center 11757
Tel: +20-2-3391330
Fax: +20-2-3412139
eshooky@ritsec1.com.eg<<September 27, 1999>>Did not work.

She is with us since September of 1999.

(4) Congratulations to your excellent final report of the project Regional
Distance Learning Network for Information Technology" which was financed
by the InfoDev of the World Bank.

Since our project <www.uta.fi/EGEDL> was also financed by the InfoDev,
you are, in a sense, our brother or sister, and we would be very happy
to cooperate with you.

(5) Since Mr. Kamel and Ms. Shooky have been receiving our listserve
distributions, I don't need to say much about our project.

However, should you be interested in developing our collaborative
relations further, I would suggest that you may attend one of our
mini-workshops either in Manaus/Amazona or at the Open University in the U.K.

(a) For Manaus workshop;

Pls visit <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve/global-univ-2000.html>, and then click,

Revised schedule of mini-workshop in Manaus: May 31-June 2 - February 8, 2000"

Or, you may visit;

<http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/workshop/workshop.htm> -- this
is the official web site for the workshop, though still under construction.

(b) For Open University workshop;

Pls visit <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve/global-univ-2000.html>, and then click,

Grant application to IREX for mini-workshop at UK Open University - February 23, 2000"

(6) Manaus workshop (May 31, June 1 and 2) will have demonstration of low-cost

videoconferencing via Internet by Roger Boston and tele-medicine
demo of echocardiography with 3D imaging of human heart with Columbia
University in New York.

There is no travel grant provision.

(7) Open University workshop (probably in June) does not have any demonstration.

However, following person may be able to introduce you to British
Council in Cairo for a travel grant;

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Educational Technology
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Tel: +44-1-908 65 33 88
Fax: +44-1-908 67 28 02

(8) I hope you (or any person of your organization) can attend one of those
workshops, since the face-to-face mtg is absolutely necessary for
realization of practical relationship and project.

Keep in touch.

Best, Tak

Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 12:31:44 +0200
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
From: Dalia Moawad <dmoawad@ritsec2.com.eg>
Subject: Message From RITSEC-Egypt

Dr. Utsumi,

My name is Dalia Moawad (female). I am originally a physician graduated from
School of Medicine- Ain Shams University, and currently project coordinator at
the RITSEC- Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center in
Cairo, Egypt. I have been, for the past year and a half, working with Ms.
Effat El Shooky (I'm not sure if you have been acquainted) on introduction of
Distance Learning programs in Egypt and the Arab Region. We have shared in the
implementation of a number of distance learning pilot projects for delievry of
academic degree programs and short-term professional training courses from
global schools to learners in the Arab world.

I have also recently started negotiating with IITRI-CERMUSA in the USA for
introduction of Telemedicine, which is an under-developed area in Egypt. We
have agreed with CERMUSA (Center for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas)
to have them put together for Egypt a Telemedicine Orientation Course for
delivery in Egypt. We have also agreed with them on starting the establishment
of Medical Informatics centers in Egypt.

My reason for contacting you is that I would appreciate it if I could be added
to your mailing list as I have found your correspondences extremely benificial
and inspiring to our activites in the area Tele-Learning and Tele-Medicine. I
would also like to share with you the RITSEC expereinces in both fields as we
progress for cross-reference and exchange of experiences.

Thank you and best regards.

Dr. Dalia Moawad

Project Coordinator-RITSEC
tel: +20 2 339-1361 (Direct)
+20 2 339-1300
fax: +20 2 341-2139
mobile: +20 12 221-3623

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
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