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ACM SIGGRAPH-Eurographics visit to Southern Africa
19 March-4 April 2001
Part 4 - Details of the Meetings in Gaberone, Botswana

 


4.13 Botswana Television (BTV) and the University of Botswana (UB) (http://www.gov.bw/home.html, http://www.ub.bw)



Shortly after its arrival in Gaberone, the delegation met and had informal discussions with Oshinka Tsiang, Channel Controller and acting General Manager of BTV, and Martin Hillman, head of Graphics at BTV. The following morning the delegation was given a tour of the new BTV facilities, which are still under construction. Botswana Television is a new publicly funded television station in the nation of Botswana. It has been well-funded by the government and has well-equipped facilities. Currently only 5 hours of programming per day are being broadcast, but they are trying to ramp quickly to a full broadcasting day.
 
 


Thanks to Martin Hillman, a meeting, between several representatives of BTV and UB was held at BTV. The UB representatives were particularly interested in access to open-source material that would enable them to teach computer graphics effectively. BTV were encouraged to submit their work to the AG2001 Showcase. There had been an attempt to establish a local ``Graphics Design Association'' but this had yet to succeed. 
 
 

Leo Dancing Botswana Grandmother
Leo at the Disco
Botswana Grandmother


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  • graphic design 
  • computer graphics education

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Nan Schaller, ACM/SIGGRAPH Project Grants Chair
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Last updated: March 15, 2002