The creation of local content and the ability to share this content
through networks, in both cases facilitated by ICTs, were the focus for
Content was focused on the area of Vocational Training, as this is an
area where there has been a transition to private provision, but
delivery is patchy. Improved delivery would have clear benefits in
improving the livelihoods of the poor through enhanced employment
East Africa was selected as the region for the study and five
collaborators were identified.
Training and facilitation in using digital video was provided through an
iterative programme which was based on several workshops providing
inputs, reinforcement and feedback.
Collaborators moved from a relatively disengaged and hesitant position
towards engagement with the medium and acceptance of its application
Two of the collaborators found problems with sustainable and strategic
application of digital video.
A group of three collaborators have developed competencies in
application of the medium and have demonstrated positive impacts.
The use of the Internet to promote networking was found to have severe
practical limitations and had low acceptance. The rich media being
created were handled through offline delivery and networking.
The group of three collaborators have established an apparently
sustainable and continuing programme of content creation for vocational
The model of regional collaboration is believed to have wider
application in local content creation.
BigWorld, Macclesfield, UK, 150 pp.
Digital Bridges for Vocational and Educational Training. Final technical report.