- Women in Pink Collar ICT Jobs in Cameroon
- Vers la mise en œuvre d’un outil d’aide de la maitrise du trait de côte littoral camerounaise
- Using Mobile Technology to Support Family Planning Counseling in the Community
- Usage of telecommunication Technology and living standards
- Tribal Portals, Multimedia Content, Illiteracy, and Digital Inclusion
- Electronic Business
- Gender Development
- ICT and Education
- ICT Statistics
- ICT, Poverty and Development
- ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Internet and Society
- Mobiles for Development
- Multimedia Learning
- Organizational Learning
- Teledemocracy and E-government
- Web 2.0 and Social Networking
- Ethiopia:As Violence Flares, Internet Goes Dark[VOA] Amid reports of violent clashes that have led to at least 15 deaths, the Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access to its citizens, suppressing information about the exact scope of the violence and the response of federal security forces.
- Liberia:Smartphones Take Agricultural Data Collection to New Level[Observer] The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) with support and funding from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has engaged several extension workers in a three-day training at the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) in Suakoko District, Bong County.
- Nigeria:Telcos, ISPs Frustrating IPV6 Adoption By Networks[Guardian] There are indications that telecommunications operators and traditional internet service providers (ISPs) in the country are frustrating adoption of Internet Protocol version six (IPv6) by other networks, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek has learnt.
- Africa:Mobile Money Deal Drives Africa Financial Inclusion[CAJ News] Johannesburg -XPRESS Money, the money transfer brand, has teamed with technology company, Huawei, to drive mobile money services to the world's unbanked populations, especially in Africa.
- Ethiopia:As Violence Flares, Internet Goes Dark
Monthly Archives: November 2009
Calling for programmed technology transfer and adoption strategies for sustainable growth of world’s LDCs
The world’s least developed countries (LDCs) remain in a state of a quandary as to how best to partake in the global information age. These countries have historically lagged the world in most aspects of development, and the age of technology presents new challenges. We offer what we believe to be the right strategies for the affected countries to catch up with the rest of the world. Continue reading
On a continent where rolling blackouts, undrinkable water, and fetid mounds of refuse remain the stuff of every day existence, wireless telecommunications services stand out as a rare, perhaps unique, technological success story. Tens of millions of ordinary Africans just like Nchise carry cellphones today, something not even the richest of them could have possessed barely a decade ago. And every month, millions more dial into the 21st century, with profound implications for African economies and societies. Continue reading
This study investigates experts’ assessments of the pertinent factors affecting e-business in developing countries from a theory-based national infrastructure perspective. We surveyed experts (business people, academicians, and officials of governmental and nongovernmental organizations) in e-business in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Continue reading
Improving information systems undergraduate education is an important measure for developing countries to take advantage of information and communication technologies for socio-economic development.
However, the current discourse on development of information systems education programmes in developing countries identifies a gap between proposed models for curriculum development and the adaptation to the local context. Continue reading
Investments in Telecommunications Infrastructure Are Not the Panacea for Least Developed Countries Leapfrogging Growth of Teledensity
Over the last decade, Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have sustained the lowest number of main telephone lines for every one hundred inhabitants (teledensity). LDCs also lag greatly behind other regions of the world in utilizing information and telecommunication technologies. This regression study examines the 48 LDCs worldwide with teledensity of less than one. Continue reading
Teledensity Growth Constraints and Strategies for Africa's LDCs: ‘Viagra’ Prescriptions or Sustainable Development Strategy
Over-dependence of Africa’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on the West has been reflected in various socio-economic dimensions. Such dependence has also been reflected in the telecommunications industry of Africa’s LDCs in their quest to improve their historically low teledensity (number of main telephone lines per one hundred inhabitants). Continue reading