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Last Update 13 October 2008

Web access, Ghana
The Odyssey 2001 site can be reached from here

Odyssey 2001

 CSPS Ghana 

SBL-UNISA

 Relevant Resources

 Design and Determination

Odyssey 2007

The Odyssey Group is an open network of organisation researchers who meet in physical and cyber-space to discuss and enact the implications of the current generation of Information and Communication Technologies.

The 2001 workshop of the group took place in Ghana with the collaboration of colleagues from the University of Ghana and a range of Non-governmental organisations.

Odyssey Group in Ghana

The 2001 Odyssey meeting was hosted by Professor Nana Apt and the Centre for Social Policy Studies CSPS, University of Ghana, Legon.

A number of web sites were constructed, including one for the recently completed Ghana Social Index. This site contains a set of maps showing social indices for each region of the country. These can be downloaded.

The Odyssey Group is now using the ideas developed with Ghanaian colleagues with community based transport initiatives in North East England through NEAT and the Moor Park Community Centre.

Professor Nana Apt
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The School of Business Leadership (SBL), of the University of South Africa (UNISA) is the South African partner of OUBS and delivers both an MBA and MBL.

Northern Johannesburg
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Other related output includes a PowerPoint slide show (742Kb) from the Essential Knowledge Management Conference, Johannesburg, March 2002, and an extended abstract "Relocating skill in an information age: an African experience" (pdf) presented at APROS 2001, Hong Kong.

Some other relevant publications are available on the Resources page of this site.


Inspired by Steve Little's trip to Walton Hall, Proches Ngutini, a recent visitor to Milton Keynes took a similar trip from Temboni to OUT (along Morogoro road) by car. The road runs from Temboni east towards city centre, all the way to the passenger terminal of the harbours ending at its junction with Sokoine Drive which takes you to Kivukoni ferry. Proches picked this road not because his home is in that direction but because this is the busiest route out of the city.
Traffic, Gauteng
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All of the above interests are represented in a book for the UNL Voices in Development series published by Ashgate in 2004.

An overview of the purpose and structure of Design and Determination: the role of information technology in redressing regional inequities in the development process is available here

A Design and Determination web site has been established to support the book.

Radio Univers, Legon

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Proches Ngutini, Open University, Tanzania and a visiting fellow at The Open University Business School was a virtual contributor to the Odyssey 2007 meeting held at Walton Hall.

Inspired by Steve Little's virtual trip to the OU Milton Keynes campus he undertook a similar trip from Temboni to OUT (along Morogoro road) by car.

The road runs from Temboni east towards city centre, all the way to the passenger terminal of the harbours ending at its junction with Sokoine Drive which takes you to Kivukoni ferry.

Proches picked this road not because his home is in that direction but because this is the busiest route in and out of the city.

Morogoro Road, Dar Es Salaam
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Stephen Little
Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Enterprise
Open University Business School
Milton Keynes, U.K.
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