Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics. Africa Department

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Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics. Africa Department

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  • Bureau intergouvernemental pour l'informatique. Département de l'Afrique.

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The Africa Department was created as part of a general reorganization in 1986 when the Cooperation Department was dissolved into three regional departments. The Africa Department inherited the Cooperation Department's activities for the francophone area of sub-Saharan Africa. The Department also inherited responsibility for coordination of activities with the regional centre CRIBI in Dakar, Senegal. This work was formerly carried out by the External Relations service under the direct authority of the Director General of the IBI. The Africa Department also had responsibility for coordination with the Regional Centres for Central Africa (Kinshasa) and Anglophone Africa (Lagos) when they were opened.


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Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics. Cooperation Department (1981-1986)

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Written by R. Kiper July 2011. Translated by AWT August 2011.




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