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To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Randy Bush), email@example.com
CC: Tom Kalil
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 1994 11:11:58 -0500
Dear Colleagues, I'm happy for this effort to joint and exchange information
among people involved in Networking in Africa.
A few words about Angonet:
COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
ARE A CRITICAL ORGANIZATION ELEMENT
WHAT IS ANGONET?
Angonet Network is a Development Workshop international non-profit
service, dedicated to provide low-cost computer communications in
order to improve networking and information sharing among
individuals and non-governmental organizations. Based on FidoNet
technology this service exchanges information and messages with
hundreds of thousands of users from different countries and data
international networks in the world.
Angonet exchanges mail and conferences with GreenNet in London.
This connection provides accsess is provided to the 12,000 NGOs
and 3,000 conferences on the APC (Association for Progressive
Communications) as well as the users of the academic and
Angonet was iniatiated as a project in DW with assistance from
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). DW would like to
encourage the stablishment user's group forum from Angonet to
promote the collective management of the system. At the present it
is subsidizing the set up of the system and the iniatial
development costs, however it would be necessary to stablish a
cost recovery mechanism in conjuction with the users, in the
future to share the running costs and the technical support for
the maintanance of Angonet.
Development Workshop is a Canadian NGO which has been operating in
Angola since 1980. DW is involved in project management related to
habitat and community development. As accomplished organization
with over 20 years of experience in plannig, training and project
management, DW cooperates with nationals and internationals NGOs,
as well other institutions, creating efficient and sustainable
solutions to the more common problems of development.
At the international level, DW plays an important role working
with the larger Canadian NGO Programs for assitance and
development in Angola. DW made an important contribution to the
national NGO movement in Angola.
Send and receive privates messages, including Fax, texts, project
or graphics work to any Angonet user, users on other national
networks like SDN-Angola as well as all users on international
Electronic Mail is quick, inexpensive, reliable and easy to use.
An information exchange service wich is an easye tool in group
communication and event coordination. Can be public or private.
Public conferences are grate for information sharing, newsletter
distribution, legislative alerts and news services. Private
conferences can be set up to facilitate internal group decision-
making, projects coordination, task-sharing processes, or
HOW TO USE ANGONET?
A user needs the following to connect to Angonet:
- A computer
- A telephone line
- A modem (used to transmit computer data over telephone line)
- Marimba software
Computer: You can use any PC or IBM compatible
Telephone line: You do not need a dedicated phone line to connect
to Angonet. You will be accessing the system when you need to
sent and pick up mail. Depending on your needs, you can share
the fax line or go trhough your swichtboard.
Modem: Any modem whish can comunicate up to a speed of 2400 baud,
can be used to connect to the system. We suggest using a "Hayes
compatible modem".Internal or external modem can be used.
Marimba software: Electronic Mail software assambled by the APC
which allows you:
* send and receive personal e-mail messages
* send and receive conferences messages
* send computer files to the host and download files from the
Angonet offers complete service including installation, training
and customer suport.
As Angonet is a non-profit service, all charges will be used to
cover running and system development costs.
Angonet now are 33 users the most NGOs, an important market segment for us is
The Angolan Academic Sector, we installed Email capabilities at University and
Statistic National Institute, we are encouraging them; Email is a reliable and
low cost tool to be in contact with similars regional institutions. We 'll
I'm interested in your experiences promoting Networking in Africa, i'm sure
we will earn a lot with it. I would like to discuss not only technical issues
there are things no less important like Trainning and Marketing of Information
Services (Conferences, BBs, Data Bases, etc) and Technical support.
Ok, All by now
Haymee Perez Cogle
Angonet Project Manager
Rua Rey Katyavala, 113