Global Activism: Bringing the Internet to Schools in Africa

October 19, 2006

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Cliff Missen—Director, WiderNet Project, University of Iowa

While teaching in Nigeria, Cliff Missen saw how expensive, slow and unreliable the internet could be in African universities. Combining his interest in education technology and international development, Cliff developed the “internet in a box.” The eGranary Digital Library is basically a hard drive that contains encyclopedias, educational videos and other information of interest to students in Africa. Cliff tells us how the eGranary works and what effect it is having on communities across Africa.