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: GPS

Using video testimony to fo.....

Back in 2000, a group of researchers from the Geomatics Department of the University of Cape Town visited the village of Algeria, some 230 km north of Cape To.....

Botswana: Tracking wildlife.....

At Lone Tree, a village in the Kalahari desert in Botswana, CyberTracker is working with traditional hunters and expert trackers to help them gather information a.....

Community methodology..

 A study by the Kyoto: Think Global, Act Local project shows that using open source software for data collection can be cost-effective for forest communities....

Peppers, ports and pest tra.....

Only a few years after the Jamaican hot pepper industry began to ‘heat up’, farmers began to see exports to their key market, the United States, cool down quite.....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 76 - Mobile finance - next stop for agriculture

Reducing supply chain credi.....

A mobile platform called MoBiashara aims to reduce supply chain credit risk and compute an alternative credit scoring that promotes access to finance. ...

The agricultural mobile fin.....

Emerging innovations in mobile finance are revolutionising the agricultural value chain and giving farmers greater access to a range of financial services. ...

Beyond cash..

SmartMoney has grown from a small intervention targeting market inefficiencies between rural farmers and agriculture organisations to a community-wide rural payme......

Big data for smallholders..

The Financial Identity Risk Management solution will provide consumer protection while enabling lenders to offer credit that can improve a borrower’s life and lif......

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