Providing educational content and Internet access to African primary and professional high schools and to health and cultural centres

The ISIDE 4 Africa (I4A) project was an extension (spin-off) of the Innovative Satellite Interactive Digital Entertainment (ISIDE) project. While ISIDE mainly provided a satellite service platform for the distribution of digital multimedia contents (e.g. films and interactive live events) to European cinemas, I4A focused on the provision of educational content and Internet access to African primary and professional high schools and to health and cultural centres. In a nutshell, I4A aimed at providing a one-stop-solution for the collection, organisation, delivery and use of digital educational contents based on the ISIDE platform/service. The I4A pilot phase addressed six sites in Burkina Faso and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Throughout the entire project duration (16 months), the I4A consortium worked in close cooperation with the local partners in order to identify additional sites and exploit the content fruition. At least 25 different contents were provided, chosen and adapted to suit the French-speaking audience. Content was provided by UNESCO-CICT and the Piedmont Region.

ESA
TIA
Africa
Digital divide
Education
ICT
Telecommunications
Africa
ISIDE4Africa (I4A)
Project
Completed
Davide Tomassini
Microcinema SRL