Projects

Africa: Africa Computing

Africa Computing is a French-language association that aims to exchange and transfer practical ICT skills throughout Africa. It offers free Internet access, hosting services and courses. | Read more...

Africa: African Connection (AC)

The African Connection (AC) is a region-wide, African-led and managed initiative to provide all Africans with access to information and communications services, link all African countries and make Africa a full member of the global information society by the year 2010. Link | Read more...

Africa: Kabissa

Kabissa is an organisation that provides technology to support the work of non profits in Africa. It addresses three basic challenges: (1) access to Internet services, (2) access to training opportunities, and (3) access to channels for networking and... Link | Read more...

Africa: Halfway Proposition

The aim of the Halfway Proposition is to articulate the root causes of high connectivity costs in Africa and to map out a strategy of how to tackle the problem. The strategy is driven by the need to strengthen African Internet Backbones (AISPs) and... | Read more...

Africa (Angola): National Commission for Information Technology

The National Commission for Information Technology has started an IP Network Implementation project to connect the country to the Internet. The immediate goal is to build a national backbone structure to sustain the progressive development of a national... | Read more...

Africa (Nigeria): Nigeria Internet Group

The Nigeria Internet Group is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation with the primary objective of promoting access to the Internet in Nigeria. | Read more...

Africa (Senegal): OSIRIS

OSIRIS is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to analyse and give information about the use and applications of ICT in Senegal. Among other things, it has started a connectivity project that allows internet access to villages without electricity or phone. | Read more...

Africa (South Africa): The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

CSIR is a technology research organisation that is committed to sustainable development and economic growth. Focusing on new generation connectivity technologies, the CSIR team undertakes technology research/architecture design and offers evaluation services. Link | Read more...

Caribbean: FUNREDES

FUNREDES is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the dissemination of new information and communication technologies in developing countries, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. In collaboration with other NGOs, and public and private... Link | Read more...

Asia/Pacific: PAN-APCC Coconut Information Network

The PAN-APCC Coconut Information Network provides email and Internet access for member institutions of the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), and assists national programmes by providing training for coconut information specialists. | Read more...

Asia/Pacific (Bangladesh): Rural Development Communications Network

The Rural Development Communications Network project provides an electronic communication platform by connecting the rural development ministries of CIRDAP's member countries and their designated research and development institutions, to the Internet.... Link | Read more...

Africa: MAFnet

MAFnet offers a radio email service to areas that have no telephone infrastructure. With MAFnet Radio Mail you can send and receive email messages using High Frequency (HF) or Very High Frequency (VHF) radio equipment and radio modems. Link | Read more...

Africa: Arid Lands Information Network

The Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) is a network of community workers who are involved in drylands development. In order to communicate effectively, they use FM signals generated from an orbiting satellite. Link | Read more...

Africa (Benin): BorgouNET

The first internet access provider in the north of Benin, BorgouNET was set up as an email gateway for development agencies in 2000. It offers BorgouNET-Wireless, a wireless internet service, and BorgouNET-VHF, a VHF radio interface that allows access... | Read more...

Africa (Guinea): HF Radio Email project

The HF Radio Email project enables field personnel in the widely scattered village-towns of Dabola, Kissidougou and Nzerekore to access regular Internet email, directly from their desktops, over distances of hundreds of kilometres through high-frequency (HF) radio wavelengths. Link | Read more...

Africa (Niger): Rural Radio Network

The Rural Radio Network (RURANET), composed of representatives from civil society, private and public sectors, bilateral and multilateral partners, NGOs and government, is an innovative project to set up 160 solar self-managed rural radio stations. Link | Read more...

Africa (South Africa): BushMail Network

The BushMail Network offers email communications using HF radio for commercial pioneers who find themselves beyond the reach of a normal telecommunications infrastructure. Users can connect via their radio and radio modem to one of the enterprise's... | Read more...

Africa (South Africa): Manguzi Wireless Internet Project

South Africa: The Manguzi Wireless Internet project, which won an award in the Equal Access category of the Stockholm Challenge Award 2000, was set up to offer connectivity to support local economic development within the region of Manguzi in the KwaNgwanase district of far northern KwaZulu-Natal. | Read more...

Caribbean: World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters

An international broadcasting association, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), is helping community radio stations in Latin America and the Caribbean use the Internet to strengthen their programming. Link | Read more...

Caribbean (Dominican Republic): El Limon

El Limon, a remote mountain village, is a key rural Internet access project in the Dominican Republic. EcoPartners have donated laptop computers to the community, ADESJO (a regional NGO) has contributed a solar power system, and Cornell University students teach basic computer skills. | Read more...

Asia/Pacific (Solomon Islands): People First Network

People First Network, or PFnet, is an email system based on a robust, proven and sustainable technology that permits remote locations on islands across thousands of square kilometres to have access to Internet emails using a simple computer, short-wave radio, and solar power. | Read more...

Asia/Pacific (Sri Lanka): Kothmale Internet Community Radio

The Kothmale Internet Community Radio project uses "radio browsing" programmes as an interface between this rural community and the Internet, offering mass indirect access to web-based information for those without computers or connectivity.... Link | Read more...

Africa (Kenya): The first PDA under €25 with satellite connectivity

Kenya: The first PDA under €25 is being tested by the fishing communities of Lake Victoria in Kenya. A partnership between the Environmental Liaison Centre International (ELCI) and the PDA's creators, MediaSolv, is seeking to address issues such as... | Read more...

Africa (Nigeria): Nigeria Internet Project

For Nigeria's rural communities, there is fresh hope of affordable Internet access as one of the country's IT players, Next Technology Limited, launches its Nigeria Internet Project (NIP). The NIP is geared at providing cheap Internet access via VSAT to the 765 local government areas of the country. | Read more...

Asia/Pacific (India): satellite-based rural telephony solution

HCL Comnet has installed 1,000 solar powered VSATs, enabling rural telephony, in Andhra Pradesh. The project is based on Gilat DialAway technology and is the first of its kind in India. DialAway is a low cost rural telephony solution that provides on... | Read more...

Africa: Association e-Développement

Association e-Développement (AEDEV) aims to encourage the use of ICT in southern Africa to promote sustainable development. The association is particularly concerned with the development and general use of telecentres. Link | Read more...

Africa (Ghana): Asante Akim Multipurpose Community Telecentre

The Asante Akim Multipurpose Community Telecentre has been set up by the Asante Akim Digital Coalition Network, which aims to link all information and development projects in the Asante Akim North and Asante Akim South districts. | Read more...

Africa (Kenya): Cyber Host

Cyber Host is a Kenya-led project that provides and promotes universal access to the poor rural population. It achieves its objectives through functional community-based telecentres, established by the local administration and communities. | Read more...

Africa (Nigeria): Globalmicrocom

Nigeria: Nigerian ICT company Microcom has set up a project to provide people with an affordable and cheap means of communication through telecentres in rural/suburban communities. | Read more...

Africa (Uganda): Nakaseke Multipurpose Community Telecentre

The Nakaseke Multipurpose Community Telecentre (MCT) pilot project is a three-year project aiming at introducing new information and communication technologies and library services in the rural Nakaseke district. | Read more...

Africa (Zambia): eLink Limited

In November 2000, eLink Limited was launched in Lusaka, Zambia. Its objective is to establish telecentre services across Zambia and to foster information and trade services in rural population centres. | Read more...

Africa (Zimbabwe): Organization of Rural Associations for Progress

The Organization of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) is establishing telecentres for training, information provision, and rural connectivity. Link | Read more...

Caribbean: Somos@Telecentros Network

Caribbean: The Somos@Telecentros Network (S@T), developed in Latin America, is one of the most important regional, community-based telecentre networks worldwide. The general objective of the S@T network is to strengthen the digital inclusion initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. | Read more...

Caribbean: TELELAC project

The TELELAC project serves as a clearinghouse of information on Latin American and Caribbean telecentres, documenting experiences and lessons learned from across the region. The project has also created a virtual community and network of telecentres... | Read more...

Caribbean (Jamaica): Greenstar

Greenstar delivers solar power, health, education and environmental programmes to small villages in the developing worldceand connects people in those villages to the global community by way of self-contained, solar-powered community centres. Link | Read more...

Asia/Pacific (India): Cyber Grameen

The Cyber Grameen project takes advanced convergence technology to the villages of rural India, through wireless broadband. Over a thousand Cyber Grameen centres are being set up across the country, in a far-reaching attempt to unify rural and urban India. | Read more...

Asia/Pacific (India): N-LOGUE

The N-LOGUE rural connectivity project links village IT kiosks to central nodes using a low-cost wireless infrastructure. The nodes are then linked to the Internet and the phone system. Shared access at the kiosks and shared spectrum at the central... | Read more...

Asia/Pacific (India): Pravara Village IT Project

The Pravara Village IT Project (PRAGATI) aims to connect 100 villages in Ahmednagar with a wireless solution. The programme will help the villages to establish local IT centres to disseminate information on government schemes, agricultural market prices, health care, education, agro-processing, etc. Link | Read more...

Asia/Pacific (India): TARAhaat

The TARAhaat project is bringing the Internet and its benefits directly into the lives of the rural poor in the remotest villages of India by covering all three components of rural connectivity: content, access and fulfilment. Content is provided by the TARAhaat. | Read more...

Asia/Pacific: Communication Initiative Survey, March 2002

The Communication Initiative presents a survey of Internet Infrastructure and e-Governance in Pacific Island countries.   La groupe Communication Initiative présent une analyse de l'infrastructure Internet et la phénomène e-Governance dans les pays du Pacifique. | Read more...

UNDP Human Development Report, 2002

The UNDP's Human Development Report includes a table covering access to information flows, including main telephone lines, public telephones, personal computers and internet hosts.   Le rapport de UNDP contient une table avec des dates sur l... | Read more...

Caribbean: Trends in Latin American Networking (TILAN), 2001/2

TILAN provides connectivity statistics, analyses, and news articles on the Caribbean region.   TILAN présent des statistiques, des analyses et des articles sur la connectivité dans la région caraïbe. Link | Read more...

Africa: Africa Computing

Africa Computing offers detailed connectivity statistics and reports on French-speaking Africa, including Burkina Faso, Burundi and Tchad.   Africa Computing offre des statistiques détaillées sur l'Afrique francophone. | Read more...

African Youth Foundation

The African Youth Foundation (AYF) is a non-profit development organisation based in Germany. AYF was created to aid young people in Africa, as well as African Nationals abroad to undertake projects which will enable them obtain skills necessary for their future livelihoods. Link | Read more...

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