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

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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 paper for free here. First, rising access to modern […]

Developing an ICT Hub model for the rural tech community in Kenya

ICT Hubs growth across Africa has so far been seen as a nexus point for economic growth and ‘techprenuership’ development in Africa. In addition, these innovation spaces can be viewed as a catalyst for socio-economic development through creation of technology-led entrepreneurs and youth employment. In Kenya, it is evident that majority of the ICT Hubs […]

Get involved in the Agri-Hack Championship!

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). From 4 to 8 November 2013, CTA and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Rwanda, will organize an international conference on ICT for Agriculture […]

Innovative ICT-mediated activities for people, profit and planet

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Abstract Purpose – Solutions to complex environmental problems rely on the innovative knowledge and expertise of many professions whose members accept their responsibilities towards the environment. The study described here canvases information systems (IS) professionals for their perspectives, knowledge and expertise within the domains of Green IT and Green IS. Design/methodology/approach – Following a review […]

Co-creating a SMART Rwanda, SMART Africa and SMART World

By Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT for Rwanda Rwanda is steadily moving towards its vision of becoming an information-rich and knowledge-based economy and society, and an ICT hub in the region. This ambition is reflected in our Vision 2020, the subsequent mid-term economic development and poverty reduction strategy (EDPRS II), and […]

5 Examples of Sustainable Public Internet Access Programs

Public libraries exist in nearly every country and culture as institutions committed to facilitating access to information. With the right policies and support, libraries can serve as cost-effective, sustainable hubs for universal internet access. Their government-funded operations are typically more stable, and are less subject to short-term timelines that affect many other projects. By offering […]