Posted to the Ethnos Project by on July 31st, 2013

Kabissa (1999-2018) was a volunteer-led non-governmental organization founded in 1999 and organized in the United States as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help African civil society organizations to put Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to work for the benefit of their communities.

Our current program is to develop and nurture an online community platform at (defunct) that connects people and organizations working in Africa for networking, information sharing and peer learning. The main features of the platform are an organization directory, community blog and monthly member newsletter. We also use it to organize regular Africa Roundtable meetings.

Until 2007 Kabissa provided Internet services including domain registration and website/email hosting. We also developed an Internet training curriculum for African civil society called Time To Get Online which we delivered through a 100+page manual, end-user training workshops and an indepth training-of-trainers program. Those programs have ended, although we still maintain the domain registrations for about 100 organizations and our Time to Get Online manual is available in three languages (English, French, and Arabic).

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