Guest editor

Engaging with the crowd

Crowdsourcing is booming thanks to innovative technology and new developments. But the logistics of setting up crowdsourcing projects in remote rural areas in developing countries is a major challenge.


Q&A

Funded by the crowd

Dan Kisauzi, managing consultant at the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), explains how local rural development organisations can make use of crowd-funding.


Bookmarks

What can crowdmaps do for me?

A crowdmap is a tool that allows people to collect, visualise and map crowdsourced information in support of spatial decision making and information dissemination.


Tech Talk

Social media as advocacy tool

Hudson Wereh Shiraku is a project assistant at Biovision. He runs a blog about youth and agriculture and uses ICTs as advocacy tool to promote organic agriculture. 


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Software

Count on cell phones..

A project in South Africa supports mathematics education in schools using the web, social networking and mobile apps to deliver learning material directly to stud......

Adapting to risk..

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

A program to reach many far.....

Software, developed especially to be used by nonprofit organizations, provides a quick and easy way to send information to a large number of people at the same time....

Ready for new developments..

As internet coverage expands in Ghana, a project helps schools make the best use of the web and helps rural communities adapt to the technology....

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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...

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...

Support at the centre..

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

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