Africa and the Global Information Highway:
A USIA Young African Leaders Project

Washington, D.C. -- Ten African information system specialists and analysts have begun a four-week program in the United States, November 3-28, to study global information highway issues facing the U.S. and Africa. The Washington program, November 3-5, included meetings with Freedom Forum, the Internet Society, and WorldSpace telecommunications company. The project is sponsored by USIA's International Visitor (IV) Program and arranged by the African-American Institute (AAI). "This program helps young leaders, in both the private and public sectors, to promote information technology access and use in Africa," said Mary Jeffers, chief of the IV Program's Africa branch.

The project is designed to highlight the following: