UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
I would like to send my gratitude to the organizers of the Telematics Symposium, and especially to
Dr. Nancy Hafkin- Chief of Pan African Development Information System (PADIS), and Ms. Julie E.
Sisskind, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hafkin's willingness to provide the African Studies WWW with
daily news of the symposium has allowed readers from all over the globe with internet conncectivity to
keep in touch with the symposium. This opportunity would not have been successful without Dr. Nancy
Hafkin, and the fabulous efforts of Ms. Julie Sisskind who negotiated this deal. We are quite grateful
to both of them and all the staff of PADIS and CABECA.
My gratitude extends to all individuals who contributed in making this information accessible to our
readers in this format. In Addis I am thankful Julie Sisskind, and to PADIS staff specially to:
Dr. Nancy J. Hafkin
Dr. Francis Inganji
Dr. Lishan Adam
Lambert Jan Hogenhout
Gebre E. Kiros
* I am also thankful to Mr. Ben Parker (Nairobi, Kenya), Mr. Cesare Dieni (London, UK), and to all the
participants in the Symposium.