Perspectives

The essential essence of telecentres

Telecentres have evolved into a global community of ICT hubs, with a strong social mission and motivation to continuously search for innovation and opportunities.


Q&A

Adapting to the situation

While some of the initial reasons for establishing telecentres no longer exist, that doesn`t mean that telecentres no longer have a function.


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Offline web browsing

HTTrack automatically downloads a website’s entire content, or even just a specific section of it, for future offline reference


Tech Talk

The impact of ICTs

A computer scientist became interested in rural development and dreams of a device that can capture or regenerate energy by itself.


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Radio

Firehawk: detecting forest.....

At 6:45 a.m. on what promises to be a sweltering August day, Zululand Fire Protection Services (ZFPS) operations manager Trevor Wilson has just been alerted t.....

RANET: Bringing weather ser.....

A herdsman in the semi-desert region of northern Niger winds up his radio and tunes in to the daily weather report, in the hope that it will help him find suitab.....

Rapid response system..

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

Delivering an extra message..

Specially developed open source software enables a South African project to send millions of targeted health messages to mobile phones users across the country. ...

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

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...

A model of sustainability..

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

Support at the centre..

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

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