Perspectives

ACP-EU Update: Funding for the Information Society

Recently, in a communication to the WSIS Bureau, the EU expressed its opinion that ‘it is yet to be convinced as to the need for the creation of a separate Digital Solidar...

Q&A

Q&A: ICTs as tools for rural development

Dr Cooke, ‘e-Agriculture’ features prominently in the WSIS Plan of Action adopted in Geneva, but it has been largely absent from the agendas of subsequent conferences and...



EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: TV & video

Reviving a language..

With half of the world’s languages likely to die out this century, a Canadian initiative shows how multimedia technology can regenerate interest....

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

Power to the community..

Using hydro and solar energy, a village in Kenya now boasts the first hybrid zero emission power supply in the country. The community power centre provides a stab......

Diversify to survive..

Public–private partnerships revive Botswana’s telecentre programme...

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 62 - Extension & advice

Technology retains talent..

With little access to formal extension services, a rural Zambian community set up an internet connection to develop local agriculture, education and energy facili......

Input from experts..

Aisha Zachariah, from Tamale in northern Ghana, used to grow seed to sell to other farmers in her community. She wanted to expand her business and provide other.....

Accessible advice..

A local language website gathers content from a wide range of sources and presents the information to Madagascan farmers and extension officers in a variety of fo......

Animated information..

Animations developed to be viewed on cell phones provide a unique way of delivering agricultural advice, as the short videos can be adapted for a variety of langu......

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