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...

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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: Measuring

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

Adapting to risk..

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

Water, soil and data..

A project in Swaziland uses remote sensing and GIS to identify irrigable farmland. The data are analysed to improve the efficiency of project management processes....

Escaping the rising sea..

Mangrove forests in the tropical and subtropical coastal areas harbour rich ecosystems and protect the coastlines from erosion and damage from storms. Their econ......

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