Radio

Development through Radio

Development through Radio (DTR) is a unique rural radio project in Zimbabwe. Popularly known as the Radio Listeners' Clubs, the DTR project was developed to give rural people access to radio. Groups of women are trained to produce their own radio programmes. Read more...

Women of Uganda Network

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organization established in May 2000. WOUGNET promotes the use of ICTs by women to enhance their capacities and opportunities for sharing and exchanging information and collaboration. Read more...

Mali’s Agricultural Market Watch

Since its creation, officials of the Agricultural Market Watch (OMA) regularly visit 64 local markets across the country to gather information on the prices of crops such as rice and millet, as well as livestock. Read more...

People First Network: Radio email for the Solomon Islands

Imagine the amazement of farmers who are able to receive technical advice on how to deal with a poultry disease. Or of the residents of remote rural villages who can find out about job opportunities and submit their applications well before the deadline. Read more...

eLocust: an improved desert locust monitoring and early warning system

This year's locust invasion is threatening to devastate crops throughout the Sahel and spark a food crisis in West Africa's worst locust plague in 15 years. Keith Cressman explains how the FAO´s eLocust sytem tm a palmtop computer, GPS device and... Read more...

Locust update

In the summer of 2004, just as West Africa was struck by the worst locust plague in 15 years, issue 20 of ICT Update reported on eLocust, the FAO's electronic desert locust monitoring and early warning system. Read more...

Digital audio in Papua New Guinea

Micael Olsson describe how digital audio technology helps to promote traditional culture as the basis for forest resource management. Read more...

TechTip: Suitcase radio station

When the desert locust plague first arrived in Timbuktu in Mali in the summer of 2004, the town’s four radio stations used a mobile suitcase radio station donated by UNESCO to mobilize citizens to help fight against the invading swarms of insects. Read more...

Q&A: Participating in the telecom policy dialogue

Mike Jensen has been promoting ICTs for development for more than 15 years, and has probably seen it all. In the early 1990s he travelled around Africa helping NGOs install their first store-and-forward email systems, which were supported by APC/GreenNet. Read more...

Q&A: Women, information access and rural development

Helen Hambly Odame argues that the provision of information to women is less important than ensuring equitable access to information. Read more...

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