Perspectives

The great task ahead

‘The job of developing rural ICT policy in Africa is too important, too urgent and too big to be left to governments.’ Edmund Katiti, NEPAD e-Africa Programme.


Q&A

Partners in policy development

‘ICTs can help a country achieve their goals – as long as there is committed participation from all the partners and sectors of society, including rural communities.’ Makane Faye of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


Bookmarks

Strategic online communication

Web 2.0 tools can help researchers, organisations and individuals develop a communication strategy to deliver evidence to policy makers and influence debates.


Tech Talk

Technology takes care of business

‘The most useful thing about social networking is that it has enabled me get in touch with old friends, schoolmates and, most importantly, business associates.’ Rop Kiplagat, software developer, Kenya


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Other

From propaganda to peace..

Radio was used to incite hatred in the build up to the genocide in Rwanda. But today the medium promotes messages of reconciliation and peace to those still trau......

VoIP in the wilderness..

With no fixed-line service and mobile phone operators reluctant to invest in rural areas, the Fantsuam Foundation decided to provide VoIP to customers on its wire......

Going Local..

Using television, radio, the web and printed publications, a project in the Pacific island of Pohnpei restores interest in traditional crops and promotes healthy......

Satellite solutions..

Getting precise information helps relief organizations to take quick and effective decisions. UNOSAT analyses satellite data to give disaster managers the detail......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 61 - Market connections

What the customer wants..

For farmers who want to expand their business and look for new market opportunities it is useful to find out what customers expect from their product, and then.....

The added value of technology..

Ghanaian agricultural businesses have many of the key requirements to compete in the global marketplace. The country has a stable government, a favourable growi.....

Network support..

Over the past few decades, sugar and bananas were the most common agricultural products grown in the Caribbean. However, with the recent decline in these two se.....

Shea quality..

The Star Shea Network brings together rural women’s groups that specialise in harvesting and processing nuts from the shea tree. The network helps more than 3,0.....

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