Tim Berners-Lee and W3C Announces New Projects

Filed as News on November 17, 2009 11:19 am

photo_tbernerslee-118x150Of course you all know who we refer to as the father of the web, right? – The one and only Sir Tim Berners – Lee. Berners-Lee is set to go on a trip to Africa, particularly Kenya and Uganda, to meet with several government leaders, educators and development workers. Part of the discussions that will be held during the meetings will be on various local web initiatives relating to health and education.

Bernes-Lee’s trip was part of  the Web Foundation’s, a non-profit organization founded by Berness Lee, task of bridging the digital divide between users of the Internet. Currently, around 70% of people have mobile access but only 25% of the world’s population is using the Internet.

To kick off its noble projects, the Web Foundation announced two major partnerships – one with the University of Amsterdam and another with the Center for Digital Inclusion. Both partnerships aim to educate young people in African countries on creating web content which will have mobile component.

Sir Berner-Lee is currently in Egypt where he will be coming from on his way to Kenya and Uganda next week.

Image credit: World Wide Web Foundation

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