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Q&A: Multipurpose community telecentres in Africa

MCTs are shared information and communication facilities for people in rural and isolated areas. They usually offer basic communication services such as telephone, fax, ty...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Saving traditions..

The indigenous Ngalia people of Western Australia have adapted a wide variety of technologies in their fight to preserve their traditional knowledge and culture....

Adapting to risk..

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

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.....

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

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

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......

Beyond cash..

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

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. ...

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. ...

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