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Published by Economic Commission for Africa in [Addis Ababa] .
Written in English



  • Africa


  • Telecommunication -- Africa -- Statistics.,
  • Infrastructure (Economics) -- Africa -- Statistics.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesCountry profiles
ContributionsUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa., African Development Forum.
LC ClassificationsTK5102.3.A35 N38 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 351 p. :
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL146927M
LC Control Number99894419

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The United States is committed to building a National Information Infrastructure ("NII") to meet the information needs of its people. This infrastructure, created by advances in technology, is expanding the level of interactivity, enhancing communication, and allowing easier access to services. This volume is designed to provide planners and policymakers with a single volume reference book on efforts to define and develop policy for the National Information Infrastructure. The sourcebook is divided into five sections: (1) official documents; (2) vision statements and position papers; (3) program and project descriptions (all sectors); (4) reports; and (5) proposed legislation. What is The National Information and Communication Infrastructure (NICI) 1. The African Information Society Initiative (AISI) provides the roadmap to guide African countries in addressing the challenges of the emerging globalisation and the information age by developing and implementing NICI policies and plans within the wider national socio. The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the United States was an archival program led by the Library of Congress to archive and provide access to digital resources. The program convened several working groups, administered grant projects, and disseminated information about digital preservation issues. The U.S. Congress established the .