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eLA14 Working Opportunities for Students

Campus Life eLearning Africa is the largest and most comprehensive knowledge sharing event for technology-enhanced education and training on the African continent. It is a forum for everyone with an interest in education and training in Africa. It offers a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the evolving world of ICT enhanced learning through an exceptional, diverse and thought-provoking...

How to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability for a Computer Lab

Thanks to funding from the Internet Society Community Grant Program as well as from the Information Society Innovation Fund (isif.asia) a computer learning lab has been established at the Chuuk Women’s Council! Our goal in establishing a computer lab in the Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC) is with the aim...

The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

How are advances in communications technologies driving transformational change in development? United Methodist Communications recently published a discussion paper to help answer this question and to give ICT practitioners a list of the best practices in the use of ICTs for development. You can download the...

What Is the Inveneo “Self-Contained Site Survey Tool”?

Through the course of deploying wireless links in developing countries around the world, Inveneo engineers have discovered quite a few useful tips and tricks that make installing reliable WiFi faster and easier.  We like to share these tips back with the ICTD community in the hope that we can help technologists elsewhere use these same tricks to deploy their own links. While deploying wireless links, it can...

The Moral Dilemmas of E-Waste

E-waste is growing. Computers, phones and other electronic devices are increasingly being discarded, as StEP’s e-waste world map shows. Planned and perceived obsolescence make us buy more of them, we discard them when we consider they are not useful anymore, but there are no adequate recycling mechanisms. As a result e-waste is piling up. The different approaches to e-waste management can be presented in the...

Bringing Internet to the World’s Villages

Very often I hear criticism of ICT projects in the developing world. While a lot of this criticism has justification, or a lack in sustainability, by far the largest criticism I hear is against technology as a mechanism to empowerment and development. I often hear, ‘But shouldn’t we be worried about farming and schools?’ I am against this reasoning. In my opinion this logic reinforces a two – tier world...

Top 10 Challenges that ICT Entrepreneurs Face in Zambia

Recently Wayan Vota brought up the issue, Where Are the B2B Plays in African ICT Start-Ups? If you’re an entrepreneur, I believe that this is the question you should be asking right now. When we launched Impact Enterprises in Zambia in June 2013, we did so believing every country has potential for growth and...