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Paper 9917:
INDRENI - THE NEPALI INTRANET. A PLATFORM FOR ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING AND INFORMATION SHARING IN NEPAL

id 9917
authors Gaurab Raj Upadhaya
year 1999
title INDRENI - THE NEPALI INTRANET. A PLATFORM FOR ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING AND INFORMATION SHARING IN NEPAL
source Electronic Publishing ´99. Redefining the Information Chain - New Ways and Voices : Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at the University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden 10-12 May 1999/Edited by John W.T.Smith, Anders Ardö, Peter Linde. Washington D.C.: ICCC Press, 1999. 326 p. ISBN: 1-891365-04-5
summary The paper commences with a briefing on the state of telecommunications in developing countries, Nepal being the prime example. The paper goes on to examine the procedures followed to establish Nepal Internet Users' group(NIUG); a non-profit NGO established to facilitate access to internet technologies through intranet in a cost-effective manner.

In establishing this network, the group was assisted by the Electronic Networking Project of the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)—a project funded by International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada and responsible for establishing NepalNet , a group of development organisations through which a joint home page was registered on the worldwide web. The backward and forward linkages are explored—and this includes the difficulties of establishing IT networks in countries in which governments maintain a monopoly on telecommunication facilities. How these were overcome, the equipment acquired, and the partnerships formed are all given a place in this paper. The paper concludes with a brief on costs and the plans for the future, especially the role of IT in development research.

keywords New publishing models, Nepal
series ELPUB:1999
type full paper
email gaurab@geocities.com
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-9917
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