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Since 1993, the founders of the OnLine Africa Knowledge Foundation (OLA) and Pan African Institute for Digital Media (PAIDM) have worked with local education, business and community media organizations to develop cost-effective training and development strategies that will ensure the proliferation of quality multimedia content for education, information, development and entertainment created locally by people of African descent. In collaboration with the African World Explorer Network, we continue to develop innovative life-long learning, good governance and business applications for the Internet and Africa's emerging rural mobile networks.


  • ABC-TV26, New Orleans
  • Academy for Educational Development, Project Learn Link
  • Constituency for Africa, Science & Technology Committee
  • Enterprise Development International
  • Free African Women’s Network (US, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa)
  • Library of Congress (Global and National Digital Library Project)
  • Maryland College of Art and Design (Photo Facility Construction)
  • National Demonstration Lab for Interactive Information Technologies
  • NYNEX/FLAG (Fibre Optic Link Around the Globe)
  • Potomac Business Consultants, Washington, D.C.
  • Prince George’s Community Television
  • Radio & Television News Director Association Project, Washington, D.C.
  • US Department of State, Africa & Middle East Trade & Development Policy
  • US Trade and Development Administration
  • USA Today, Gannett Newspapers
  • USIA WorldNET Television (first US-Ghana telecast between Internet specialists)
  • WGBH-TV and Educational Foundation
  • World Bank InfoDEV (Ghana, Kenya, South Africa)
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Vista University, Institute for Heritage Studies (S. Africa)
  • National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa
  • Africa Yethu Institute (S. Africa)
  • Diepsloot Community Radio (S. Africa)
  • ANC Video Unit (S. Africa)
  • Embassy of South Africa, Washington, D.C.
  • Isiyalo Group 7 Radio (South Africa)
  • Minister (Z. Pallo Jordan) of Posts, Telecommunications and Broadcasting (S. Africa)
  • New Town School of Film and Broadcasting (South Africa)
  • Ghana Balme Library, University of Ghana
  • Data Telecom Ltd. (Ghana)
  • MCI Worldwide Communications
  • Private Enterprise Fund (Ghana)
  • Ghana Ministry of Education
  • Air Jamaica
  • BAJAN Magazine Publishing Company (Barbados)
  • Gray Advertising (NYC)
  • Jamaica Tourist Board (Kingston)
  • Organization of American States, Washington, DC and St. George’s, Grenada, WI
  • Radio Nederland Multimedia Training Center, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ruder Finn & Rotman Public Relations (NYC, Kingston)
  • Baas Multimedia, GmbH, Munich
  • Iceland Airways, Marketing Department
  • Icelandic Ambassador to the United States
  • Lufthansa Airways
  • Network of East-West Women, Berlin, Moscow, Washington, DC
  • United Nations Bureau of Telecommunications Development, Geneva
  • UN Population Fund (Egypt, Tanzania)
  • Union of African Journalists, Young Journalist Training Programme
  • UN Millennium Development Goals Arab-Africa Initiative
  • Egyptian Ambassador to Cuba, Hamdi Saleh
  • Iraq Journalist Training Programme
  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)
  • Reuters (Egypt)
  • African Virtual University
  • East Africa Tele-Medicine Project
  • RANDFORUM DESSA Project for Science-led Technologic Growth
  • The Hon. Famara Sagna, President du Conseil Economique et Social Senegal
  • Open University of Tanzania
  • JK Nyerere Center for Good Governance


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