Nomination on E-Achievers Award – August 2002


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From: Lizelle Adam


Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 1:21 PM

Subject: You have been selected as one of the Top 3 finalists in the African ICT Achievers Awards e-Achievers category


The award that you have been selected as a finalist in, is the e-Achievers Award. This award will go to an African Company that is promoting e-enablement within Africa.


The criteria include:

  • African-wide open category: African grown company

  • Applying cutting-edge technology to promote e-enablement

  • Operates both within and beyond domicile country borders

  • Introduces significant value proposition in the ICT sector

  • E-enablers and e-users

The next step in the adjudication process requires that we collect more information about your company. I have attached a template for a profile, which the judges will use to make their final decision. Please can you complete it and e-mail it back to me by close of business on Wednesday, 28 August 2002 so that I can prepare everything for the panel sitting.

Please can you also include more information regarding the company, e.g. how long you have been in existence, projects you are currently running, company achievements or successes, etc. I would also appreciate it if you could identify a representative for the company and provide me with their contact details. The judges might decide that they would like to speak to this representative, in which case I will phone them from South Africa to have a conference call with the judges.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Kind regards,


Lizelle Adam

Project Manager: Research & Production Business Unit


Forge Ahead BMI-T

ÉOffice: +27 11 540 8200

ÉDirect: +27 11 540 8226

ÊFax: +27 11 540 8201

ÈMobile: +27 82 417 0417






You have been nominated as one of the 20 semi-finalists in this years’ African ICT Achievers Awards. Would you be so kind as to complete the CV template and return it to use by 12:00 on Wednesday the 14th of August. You can fax it to (011) 540-8201 or e-mail to


Please phone Lizelle Adam for any enquiries at (011) 540-8226 or


Name of Association:

Internet Society of Mauritius (



Dave Kissoondoyal



President - Chairman


Key functions:

Since 2000, the Internet Society has served as the national organization for coordination and cooperation on the Internet, promoting and maintaining a broad spectrum of activities focused on the Internet's development, availability, and associated technologies.

The Internet Society acts not only as a clearinghouse for Internet information and education but also as a facilitator and coordinator of Internet-related initiatives in Mauritius.

Through its conference and other sponsored events, developing training workshops, tutorials, statistical and market research, publications, public policy and trade activities, standardization activities and committees, the Internet Society serves the needs of the growing global Internet community. From commerce to education to social issues, our goal is to enhance the availability and utility of the Internet on the widest possible scale.


Its principal purpose is to maintain and extend the development and availability of the Internet and its associated technologies and applications - both as an end in itself, and as a means of enabling organizations, professions, and individuals worldwide to more effectively collaborate, cooperate, and innovate in their respective fields and interests.

Its specific goals and purposes include:
1) To propagate the use of Internet amongst its members and the public in general.

2) To promote the rapid propagation of Internet and its technologies in every sphere of the Mauritian Community.

3) To provide services for organisational and individual members in terms of training and support in connection to Internet Technologies.

4) To advocate the use of the Internet to the individual and organisational members in their daily life.

5) To show the importance of Internet and its technologies in the life of the Public in Mauritius and elsewhere.



Key achievement & awards in last 5 years:


Internet Month – May 2001 - Initiation to the Internet

Internet Month – June 2001 - Initiation to the Internet


Internet for School Children
Initiation to the Internet for School Children in collaboration with the Moka- Flacq District Council was done on 4th and 5th July 2001 at Quartier Militaire where a total of 150 School Children were initiated

Participation with the National Computer Board at the Internet Fiesta in 2001.
NCB - Internet Fiesta - Presentation "The concept of e-Mauritius in the Global Village"

Initiation to the Internet at Courts Cyber café, Port Louis on 5 consecutive Saturdays are as follows:
Saturday 28.7.2001 from 09.00 AM TO 13.00
Saturday 04.8.2001 from 09.00 AM TO 13.00
Saturday 11.8.2001 from 09.00 AM TO 13.00
Saturday 18.8.2001 from 09.00 AM TO 13.00
Saturday 25.8.2001 from 09.00 AM TO 13.00

Technology to promote e-enablement

Chat Server

Discussion Forum

Instant Messaging Service

Contribution to operations both within and beyond domicile country borders

Helped in initiating Mauritian in the use of Internet and its tool.


We are planning to organise an E-Africa Summit with the following subject - e-Africa and the future.


Planning for local conference in connection to the preparatory conference for the World Summit on the Information Society.


We have partnered with Visualsoft UK Ltd to provide training. Visualsoft is a market leader in eLearning and web based training delivery. We are in the process of implementing the same and the training will be located at

Introduces significant value proposition in the ICT sector

Following our participation in the Isoc-Francophonie summit the following proposition were made adopted:


The counsel of the French-speaking chapters must promote a true internationalisation of the instances of governance of Internet.

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