Projects

The power of video to trigger innovation: rice processing in central Benin

Understanding how to stimulate innovation among farmers and processors is crucial for attaining sustainable agriculture. To explore how farmer-to-farmer learning videos and training workshops changed women's rice processing practices, 200 women and... | Read more...

Rwenzori Region Information Center Network

RIC-NET is an indigenous Network of information centres situated in the Rwenzori region of Uganda since its inception in 2005. The network has adopted an approach that involves the local communities in the Rwenzori region in identifying their needs,... | Read more...

Farming advice on a mobile phone

At a small agrarian cooperative in Chile, farmers with little access to the internet have a new source of farming information: text messaging. The messages, a combination of national and international news and farming information about topics like... | Read more...

Rwanda Information Technology Authority

A high powered think-tank with the mission to lead the process of creating the Rwanda information society and developing the economy by advising the Government on all matters relating to how best Rwanda can formulate, develop and implement its ICT... | Read more...

Insights into Participatory Video: a handbook for the field

This 125-page booklet is a practical guide to setting up and running participatory video projects. It draws on experience in PV in several countries. Helpful tips for the facilitator clarify how to use video to encourage a lively, democratic process. | Read more...

Pedal Power Project: “Powerful” Solutions To Meet Rural Needs September 2007

Eco Systems and dissigno have teamed up for The Pedal Power Project. dissigno launched a pilot project, using Eco System technology, for 50 families in Bayonnais, Haiti in September 2007. Bayonnais is a community of 80,000 people without any electrical power. | Read more...

M-Banking 2009: Balancing Regulation and Innovation

The ‘M-Banking 2009: Balancing Innovation and Regulation’ conference is a student-led initiative that seeks to bring together more than 100 key stakeholders in the mobile banking sector—regulators, financial institutions, telecoms, customers,... | Read more...

Mobile Banking blog

Hannes van Rensburg’s website covering m-banking with a strong focus on African mobile banking initiatives. ‘I am fascinated by the massive growth in mobile phone penetration globally,” he says on the site. | Read more...

The Diary of an M-PESA User: The Case of the Shoemaker in Kibera

Martin is a shoe-maker in Kibera, Nairobi. His two wives and eight children live in his rural home in Western Kenya. Martin explains that a large segment of his earnings is sent “back home” to his family. Link | Read more...

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