Perspectives

Making the web more mobile

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989, he was the first and only user. Now, just 20 years later, there are almost 1.5 billion users. That is an incredibl...

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Mobile information options

Small, portable devices, such as netbooks and smartphones, are becoming increasingly popular. Will this type of equipment be useful in rural communities?Mobile phones are b...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Radio

Using BGAN to talk..

Using a VoIP conference call feature on a portable satellite connection, remote communities can express their opinions in their own language, and organizations ca......

From propaganda to peace..

Radio was used to incite hatred in the build up to the genocide in Rwanda. But today the medium promotes messages of reconciliation and peace to those still trau......

Getting the right price..

By making market information available on the internet, local radio and mobile phones, a network of village information centres has helped to improve farmers’ inc......

Network support..

Over the past few decades, sugar and bananas were the most common agricultural products grown in the Caribbean. However, with the recent decline in these two se.....

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

A model of sustainability..

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

Diversify to survive..

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

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...

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