On behalf of Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, TCIL organized a 2-day workshop on Pan-African e-Network project in hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi on 12 - 13 August 2009. Two delegates were invited from each of the 37 AU member countries which had participated in the project till the time of calling nominations on July 14, 2009. The response to the workshop was overwhelming, and 62 delegates from 28 countries, including 3 delegates from the AU Commission HQ attended the workshop.
During the workshop, the experts from TCIL, AU Commission, IGNOU, Amity University, Apollo Hospitals Chennai, Sri Ram Chandra University Chennai, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Kochi, Narayana Hrudayayalaya Bangalore, i-Grandee Software Technologies (Tele-education and CME software provider) and Tele-Vital India Pvt. Ltd. (Tele-medicine software provider) made presentations and shared their experiences on network implementation, operation and services, tele-education and tele-medicine. The delegates were given opportunity to speak out their observations, expectations, queries, doubts, suggestions and recommendations for possible improvements in the quality of the network and services.
Visits were also organized to Fortis Hospital in Noida, Data Centre at TCIL Bhawan, IGNOU New Delhi, and Amity University, Noida for live demonstration of tele-education and tele-medicine facilities to the delegates.
The cost of hospitality (boarding, lodging and local transport) in India during the period of workshop was borne by the Govt. of India.