Burundi Youth Training Centre ( my organization), organised a remote participation hub to IGF 2009 in Bujumbura.
(but we couldn't register our hub into the list of official remote hubs because I was travelling some days before the event).
BYTC has been created 1999. Our core actions are oriented in ICTs especially for Youths : ( training, sensitization, etc...)
The goal of the remote hub for IGF was to create awareness and sensitize burundian youths on different issues related to Internet Governance.
Where : We rented a training room at the Campus Numérique Francophone de Bujumbura for the four days. It's the place where we could access to a best Internet connexion.
Who attended : About 50 people, mainly young students. The main group is made of students of a high school named "Lycée Central Saint Gabriel". They have a section dealing with "Economic studies". Those student were the main invited because BYTC is conducting ICT trainings on this Lycée since 2 years. Let's say that those students are lucky because BYTC made ICT equipment available for them. In Burundi, very few schools have ICTs equipements like computers for training.
Other participants came from "Université des Grands Lacs" especially from the faculty of computer science.
We had also participants from BYTC and another non profit organization.
How : We connected one laptop to the LAN of the Campus Numérique Francophone of Bujumbura and we connected it to a beamer. We had also loud speakers.
After this, we connected to different platforms like :
Results : webcasting or real time text have been fine most of the times. But some time, images were not fluent and we then relied to audio. At two occasions, the connexion to Sharm El Cheikh went totally down due to our Internet connexion. At these moments, I beamed the IG video produced by Diplo for the present people.
As it is in English, I stopped the video after every basket in order to sum up what has been said.
At the end, I replied to some questions asked to me by participants ( the origin of viruses, how the online transactions are done, etc...)