African students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology organize as African Technology ForumSM (ATF). ATF starts a newsletter focused on developments in, and the impact of technology on, the African continent. This developed into the magazine African Technology Forum, taking the same name as the organization.
Founders: Mawuli Tse and Karanja Gakio. Key staff included: Michael Kobina Owu, Muhonjia Khaminwa, John Ofori-Tenkorang, Vincent Adzovie, and Julia Goldrosen.
Members of ATF, along with others, found the Okyeame e-mail distribution list for the Ghanaian online community.
ATF grows to include a volunteer staff of about 23, contributors in 15 countries, and a readership of over 11,000.
ATF was invited as part of a consulting team in Cape Verde to assess the feasibility of solar and other renewable energy alternatives.
Conference held at MIT for African electric utilities and authorities (UPDEA – Union of Producers, Transporters, and Distributors of Electric Power in Africa) with ATF participating and helping to organize.
ATF engages consultant to conduct training in Total Quality Management in Ghana.
The original ATF website at MIT is launched.
ATF Consulting started to help with technical and information-gathering requests.
Editor-in-Chief Mawuli Tse starts ATF operating in Ghana.
The africantechnologyforum.org website is launched.
ATF undertakes project to distribute used books from Concord Library in Massachusetts to the University of Ghana and other tertiary institutions in Ghana.
ATF and colleagues begin an effort to distribute MIT OpenCourseWork materials to African universities with low Internet bandwidth capabilities via CDs.
ATF begins a program of donations of technical trade journals to African universities.
ATF starts a new round of Student Chapters at several African universities.
African Technology ForumSM
The Information Source for Science and Technology in AfricaSM
The mission of the African Technology ForumSM is to promote the development of science and technology in Africa. Our goal is to be the premier resource for information about science and technology advancement, activities, and practitioners working in Africa. In addition ATF brings to African practitioners news about developments in other parts of the world that relate to Africa.