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ACM SIGGRAPH-Eurographics visit to Southern Africa
19 March-4 April 2001
Part 1

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1.0 Goals

Southern Africa is a developing region of the world emerging from many years of political turmoil. Despite the past problems, Southern Africa has a growing computer industry and some internationally renowned universities, including UNISA, the world's largest (in terms of student numbers) distance education institution. However, computer graphics and interactive techniqes appeared (to observers outside the region) to play little role in the region. A high level delegation from ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics and ACM (see composition below) visited the region with four identified goals:
  • To promote Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Southern Africa 
  • To help establish AFRIGRAPH - the African Graphics Association 
  • To learn about the state of computer graphics and Interactive techniques in Southern Africa 
  • To help enable worldwide collaborations for universities and industry in the region.
In addition there was an ACM specific goal:
  • To promote awareness of the additional opportunities within ACM and the other SIGs

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ACM SIGGRAPH
Nan Schaller, ACM/SIGGRAPH Project Grants Chair
schaller@siggraph.org

Last updated: March 15, 2002