This paper provides a strategic overview of the development and implementation of a very low cost ICT-based communications network. We address issues relevant to the development of an online community in terms of strategy, services and infrastructure.
eNACA is a practical and low-cost strategy to develop a knowledge-sharing network for sustainable aquaculture. Our objective is to develop an online community where participants can discuss issues and share information directly. It is based on internet communications and multimedia publishing technologies. At time of writing eNACA is distributing 12,000 free publications per month via download.
The key components of eNACA are:
We also suggest a suite of open source software tools that can be used and provide suggestions on technical issues critical to effective service delivery including:
Future development of eNACA will focus on growing the user community and assisting NACA centers and other information providers to develop their own digital publishing capability and networking capacity.
Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.