<<July 8, 1999>>

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Timo Portimojarvi <hotipo@uta.fi>

Ms. Tina Evans Greenwood <greenwood_t@fortlewis.edu>

(1) Dear Tapio:

(a) On 7/6th, I visited following persons;

Dr. Hans d'Orville
Information Technology for Development Programme
Bureau for Development Policy
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
One U.N. Plaza (44th and 1st Ave.), Room 2092
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-906-5023

Atsuko Okuda
Programme Associate
IT for Development Programme
Bureau for Development Policy
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
One United Nations Plaza, Room 2086A
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-906-5023

Dr. Hans d'Orville kindly indicated me his willingness to request
UNDP's Internet Initiative for Africa in Gahna sending appropriate
persons from 7 to 10 African countries to Tampere event.

Atsuko-san (your former student in Helsinki) is now contacting the
Iniditative in Gahna on behalf of Hans, and also indicated me of
her desire to attend the event.

BTW, Hans also told me that he would solicit the interest
and cooperation of Europeans for our project during the mtgs
of European Union to which he would attend this week.

(b) On 7/7th, I visited following person;

Mr. Lane Smith
Coordinator of the Leland Initiative
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ronald Reagan Bldg.
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20523-3901
Fax: 202-216-3373


Kenneth O. Roko
Next Generation Networks Technology, Inc.
8218 Running Creek Ct.
Springfield, VA 22153
T: 703-455-8771
F: 860-649-1760
C: 703-919-1965
E: KenRoko@aol.com

Ken is the predecessor to Lane for the Leland Initiative before
his recent retirement, which extends narrow band Internet via
INTELSAT at 128 Kbps to about 25 African countries.

Dear Ken:
Many thanks for your attendance. Looking forward to
receiving your next msg.

Lane indicated his great interest in the US/Japan cooperative
approach to establish our global broadband (45 Mbps) Internet, and
will attend our Tampere event to describe the current status of
the Leland program. He would like to start dialogue on the
cooperative approach at the Tampere event, for the 6
representative African countries of the Leland program, so that he
can make more firm presentation during the Tokyo conference next
April (tentative) which is now being organized by the Foundation
for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN) in Tokyo -- probably
with funds from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
and others.

Ken will also attend the Tampere event and kindly agreed to be the
coordinator on infrastructure during our Tampere event with his
hard track records and expertise with the Leland program.

(2) Dear Timo and Tina:

I would then suggest that you may include the following two as the
supporters of our Tampere event;

(a) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) <http://www.undp.org>,

(b) U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

(3) Dear Timo and Tina:

Pls include the following three web sites in the AFRICA section in the
BACKGROUD DOCUMENTS of the handout binder -- before Afele's article;

(a) http://www.info.usaid.gov/regions/afr/leland/

(b) http://www.info.usaid.gov/regions/afr/leland/project.htm

(c) http://www.info.usaid.gov/regions/afr/leland/techdsgn.htm

Pls download them and print.

Pls just indicate the above URLs in our temporary web site for the

Thanks in advance.

Best, Tak
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P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
Chairman, Scientific Council
Information Society Research Center
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
tel: +358-3-215 6111
Direct (24 hour availability) mobile phone:
GSM +358-50-567-9833
fax: +358-3-215 7503
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Timo Portimojarvi
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
+358-40-550 3193
GSM: +358-40-550-3193

Ms. Tina Evans Greenwood
Managing Editor, GLOSAS News and
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