Issue 67: ICT innovation

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ICT buses delivering the internet to rural Rwanda | eLearning Africa News Portal

A pioneering mobile ICT project launched in Rwanda barely two years ago is changing lives in this central African nation, now striving to become a leading ICT hub. Rwanda has made an almost miraculous recovery from the genocide of 1994 that claimed at least 800,000 lives and left millions displaced. | Read more...

ICTs Go Rural

The challenges faced by rural communities in Latin America include the lack of communication infrastructure and limited finances available to provide this infrastructure. With these as setbacks, there are little or no communication technologies to link the inhabitants to the city. | Read more...

Jamaican Agriculture Business Information System

The Jamaican agricultural sector faces many challenges especially where technological advances are used to propel the industry and new trading arrangements are being imposed under the banner of globalisation. | Read more...

Youth Agro–Environmental Initiative: Internet and Social Media for Agriculture in Rural Kenya

Information and communication technology in agriculture is an emerging field in rural Kenya. The government is implementing a digital villages project which focuses on the development of rural areas through the use of ICT. Link | Read more...

Kenyan incubator could turn students' ideas into gold – SciDev.Net

Kenyatta University has set up a business incubator on its campus in Nairobi, Kenya, to help students develop their ideas into commercial products. The Chandaria Business Innovations and Incubation Centre (Chandaria–BIIC), launched earlier this... | Read more...

Nokia to establish mobile software laboratory in Nigeria

Leading phone maker Nokia will be collaborating with the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish a mobile software laboratory in Nigeria. This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, during an MoU signing... | Read more...

Listen to the voices of...

Poor farmers in Tanzania are using mobile phones, e-mail and the internet to access market information in real time. Market 'spies', known locally as shu shu shus, investigate prices and the details of what is selling at local markets, and use their mobile phones to report back to their villages. | Read more...

The Way-C tablet from Republic of Congo

The Way-C, which means ‘the light of the stars’ in a dialect of northern Congo, was invented in Congo by 26-year-old Verone Mankou, under his company, VMK. The $300 device went on sale in Congo's capital, Brazzaville, and in the oil port city of Pointe-Noire. | Read more...

DONATA’s innovation platforms are strengthening farming communities across Africa

DONATA is a continental platform for technology dissemination co-created and co-managed by FARA Secretariat together with the SROs and NARS. Most of its work in the field is conducted through innovation platforms for technology adoption (IPTAs). Link | Read more...

Girls Invent Social Network for Farmers in 48 hours

The AkiraChix, an-all girls' team, was declared a winner of the recently held IPO48 software development competition in Kenya. The winning girls came up with an innovative M-Farm, a mobile-based marketplace that is targeted to small-scale farmers to... Link | Read more...

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