Digital Library Project: First visit in Eritrea 14.-20.2.2016
The report of the visit contains the full account of the project activities during the week.
University of Helsinki team, Pauli Assinen, Päivi Helminen, Pasi Keski-Nisula and Hannele Näveri-Ranta, had a wonderful week in Eritrea. All the people we met very so helpful and friendly. Especially the Eritrean project team Samuel Tewelde, Beletse Desbele, Rediet Kifle and Yohana Andemariam was great.
Day 1. Sunday 14.2.2016
We had a fruitful planning session with Samuel, Rediet and Beletse. The surroundings for the meeting was so refreshing for us. It was a pleasant contrast for us who came from the dark and cold Finland to sit in a garden restaurant and talk about t our work.
In the evening when it was not hot any more, we had a walking tour in the center of Asmara. Asmara is a charming city.
Day 2. Monday 15.2.2016
On Monday we traveled to the EIT campus by staff bus. Eit provides free transportation from Asmara. The campus is located in Mai Nefhi, 23 kilometres form Asmara.
On campus we visited the ICT center, the beautiful library, the exotic student café, and met the acting President of EIT Prof. Ghebrehiwet Medhanie and the deans of colleges.