Perspectives

Making phones affordable

The only communication service that will really take off in rural areas of ACP countries is mobile telephony. Development organizations have put a lot of effort into buildi...

Q&A

Putting voice into the net

Do you need a computer to make VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone calls?No, you don’t need a computer. An analogue phone connected to an ATA (analogue telephone a...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: TV & video

A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

Reviving a language..

With half of the world’s languages likely to die out this century, a Canadian initiative shows how multimedia technology can regenerate interest....

Kenya: The health and agric.....

AIDS remains a major problem in Kenya, and it is often women and girls who bear the brunt of the pandemic. They have no rights to own property such as land, and.....

Puppet newsreader covers fo.....

The ‘Charming Chévrina’ – as everyone calls her – is now one of the country’s biggest stars. This is quite an achievement for Chévrina, given that she is a goat.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 63 - Adapting to climate change

Forecasts for a fairer future..

An early warning system delivers rainfall data to Kenyan farmers’ cell phones...

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

Increasing the flow of data..

GIS improves rainfall data collection and information services in West Africa...

Adapting to risk..

Communities use GIS and GPS to assess climate risks in the Cook Islands...

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