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: Monitoring

Increasing the flow of data..

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

Hurricanes and Hams..

Jamaican amateur radio operators are serving their communities as extreme weather events – in particular hurricanes – increase in frequency across the Caribbean.......

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

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