ICTUpdate - a current awareness bulletin for ACP Agriculture

June 2011


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: Software

Window to the world..

The war in northern Uganda has driven thousands of people from their homes to live in camps. Now, after a lot of trial an error, BOSCO Uganda has brought the int......

Increasing the flow of data..

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

A service to the community..

A Kenyan resource centre uses ICTs to gather and share agricultural information...

Reviving a language..

With half of the world’s languages likely to die out this century, a Canadian initiative shows how multimedia technology can regenerate interest....

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 65 - Youth and ICTs

The power of information..

Map Kibera uses GIS, SMS, video and the web to gather community data...

Tech solutions to agricultu.....

GIS and mapping improves marketing opportunities for rice farmers in Ghana...

An attractive opportunity..

Audio conferencing helps to make farming a viable prospect for young Ghanaians ...

Moving with communities..

A portable computer kit delivers agricultural training to Ugandan nomadic pastoralists...

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