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: Radio

Power to the community..

Using hydro and solar energy, a village in Kenya now boasts the first hybrid zero emission power supply in the country. The community power centre provides a stab......

Extending x-ray vision..

Using locally developed open source software, doctors in three rural hospitals in Mali can send digital copies of x-rays via the internet to the main city hospita......

Rapid response system..

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

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 66 - A future for telecentres

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

Support at the centre..

Information centres in Ghana overcome challenges to serve rural communities...

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

A model of sustainability..

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

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