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  India, in a joint initiative with the African Union, has launched the Pan-African e-network project, which will support tele-education, telemedicine, e-commerce, e-governance, infotainment, resource-mapping and meteorological services *

e-Network





Implementation Status

Implementation Status – at a Glance

>- No. of AU Member States that have signed the agreement with TCIL: 48

West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo; 15 out of 15

East Africa: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, South Sudan; 14 out of 14

Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe; 8 out of 10

Central Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, DRC, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe; 8 out of 9

Northern Africa: Egypt, Mauritania and Libya 3 out of 6

>- The following 169 sites/centers have been commissioned /integrated with the e-Network:

Satellite Hub Earth Station in Dakar, Senegal;
Data Centre at TCIL Bhawan, New Delhi;

Tele-Education Set-up in 5 Indian Universities (Selected by MEA) viz.

1)Amity University, Noida
2)IGNOU, New Delhi
3)BITS, Pilani;
4)University of Delhi
5)University of Madras

Tele-Medicine Set-up in 12 Super Specialty Hospitals of India, viz.

1)All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi ;
2)Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi;
3)Apollo Hospitals, Chennai;
4)CARE Hospital, Hyderabad;
5)Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi;
6)Fortis Hospital, Noida;
7)Narayana Hrudayalya, Bangalore ;
8)Sri Ramchandra Medical Centre, Chennai ;
9)Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi.
10)HCG Bangalore
11)Dr Bala Bhai Nanavati Hospital Mumbai
12)Sanjay Ghandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow

Tele-Education Set-up in 5 Regional Leading University Centers in Africa viz.

1)Kwame and Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana,
2)Makerere University, Uganda,
3)Yaounde University, Cameroon.
4)Alexandria Faculty of Commerce, Egypt ( Vsat connectivity provided and IT & Tele-Medicine Set-up in 4 Regional Super Specialty Hospitals in Africa viz.
5) Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi

Tele Medicine Set-up in 5 Regional Super Specialty Hospitals (RSSH) in Africa viz.

1)Super Specialty Hospital, Nigeria,
2)Super Specialty Hospital,Republic of Congo (Vsat connectivity provided, civil work pending)
3)Super Specialty Hospital, Mauritius (Vsat connectivity provided and IT & UPS equipment being installed)
4)Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Egypt ( Vsat connectivity provided and IT & UPS equipment are under customs clearance pending due to packing materials issue).
5) Fann Hospital, Senegal

48 Learning Centers (LCs) in African countries, viz.

Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, D.R.Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya(under relocation), Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Republic of Congo, Republic of Guinea, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda; Zambia and Zimbabwe.

49 Patient-End Hospitals (PEs) in African countries viz.

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, D.R.Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, AU-Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia , Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Republic of Guinea, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal , Seychelles, Sierra Leone ,Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

43 VVIP Nodes (for video-conferencing and Voice over IP among the Heads of States) in African countries, viz.
Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire** ,Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali*, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Republic of Congo , Republic of Guinea, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania , Togo, Uganda , Zimbabwe and Zambia.
(**VVIP site in Cote d’Ivoire has been destroyed during political crisis as per information dtd.06/06/2011 from the country coordinator.
* Mali VVIP site equipments have been lost in the recent political crisis)

Status Report of Tele-education as on 01.03.2014

MOU Status

IGNOU has signed MOU with 32 Universities in 31 Countries as per list under:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso ,Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa University, Harmaya University), Egypt, Eretria, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Seychelles, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania,Uganda Zambia, Sao Tome and Congo.

In Progress with Namibia and Nigeria.

AMITY University has signed MOU with 39 universities in 38 countries as per list under:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana (Kwame Nkrumah University Kumasi, University of Ghana), DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Togo AND Guinea Conakry, Burundi, Namibia, South Sudan

UNOM has signed MOU with 34 Universities in 33 countries as per list under:

Benin, Cameron, Ethiopia (Addis Ababa University, Haramaya University), Eritrea, Gabon, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Tanzania, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Zambia. Mozambique, Sao Tome Principe, , Sudan, Liberia, Lesotho, Egypt, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic Congo, Republic of Djibouti, Malawi, Republic of Guinea, University of Mali

Delhi University has signed MOU with 24 University in 24 Countries as per list under:

Delhi University has signed MOU with 24 University in 24 Countries as per list under : Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast , Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Senegal, Sudan , Sao Tome and Principe, CAR, Guinea Conakry, Mali(University of Bomako),RWANDA, Namibia

4 Universities in 3 countries are not Interested – Botswana, Ethiopia (Addis Ababa University, Harmaya University), Egypt

BITS Pilani has signed MOU with 20 Universities in 20 Countries as per list under: Benin, Cameroon, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Lesotho, Mali, Sao Tome and Principle, Cap Verde, Congo, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Namibia, Somalia, The Gambia and Guinea.

The list of 48 African countries that have signed the agreement with TCIL for Pan-African e-Network Project is as under:

In the order of signing:

Ethiopia, Ghana, Mauritius, Tanzania, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Djibouti, Seychelles, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Zimbabwe, Benin, Gabon, Comoros, Guinea, Congo, Sudan, Botswana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Rwanda, Malawi, Niger, Cameroon, Zambia, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Togo, Somalia, Eritrea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Cape Verde, Liberia, Libya, Chad, Namibia, Swaziland, Mali, Kenya , Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and South Sudan.

In the alphabetical order:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe;

Region wise participation:

West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo - 15 out of 15

East Africa: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda – 14 out of 14

Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe – 8 out of 10

Central Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe and Gabon – 8 out of 9

Northern Africa: Egypt, Mauritania and Libya – 3 out of 6