Perspectives

Conserve forests, and livelihoods

‘Governments need to develop policies to support forest communities, and involve them in conservation efforts.’ CTA director, Michael Hailu.


Q&A

Participate in forest management

‘ICTs are useful in participatory approaches to share information, communicate and reflect together on options for managing the forest.’ Georges Thierry Handja, RFUK


Bookmarks

Interactive forest maps

Online mapping has become popular since the development of easy-to-use applications such as Google Earth and Microsoft’s Virtual Earth.


Tech Talk

Technology for all occasions

My cell phone is my ‘shadow’. I often call it my ‘heartbeat’ or my ‘lifeline’, because I can do so much with it - BROSDI, executive director, Ednah Karamagi.


EXPLORE ICT update

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: TV & video

Generating power and money..

The introduction of solar power systems to rural communities in East Africa is developing new business opportunities as well as providing affordable and safe elec......

Camcorders, cassava and crude..

The Niger Delta, the eighth biggest oil producing region in the world, is a maze of waterways and mangrove swamps. Thousands of kilometers of pipelines crisscros.....

A model of sustainability..

A new approach to telecentres in South Africa focuses on collaboration and partnerships...

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......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 63 - Adapting to climate change

Increasing the flow of data..

GIS improves rainfall data collection and information services in West Africa...

Forecasts for a fairer future..

An early warning system delivers rainfall data to Kenyan farmers’ cell phones...

Rapid response system..

An SMS service delivers quick answers to farmers’ climate questions...

Adapting to risk..

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

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