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76. A manual for launching and sustaining an online community
  Thursday, April 19, 2007  by Admin
  Creating and maintaining a community requires dedication and direction. This guide assists in this process. Designed to be an easy 'how to' manual for those launching and sustaining a community, the guidance steps you through the process from beginning to end.
77. Measuring ICT: the global status of ICT indicators
  Tuesday, April 17, 2007  by Admin
  Following the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) held in Geneva 2003, countries and regions were called upon to develop tools for measuring and monitoring progress toward the Information Society, including basic ICT indicators. The purpose of this report is to synthesize the results of a stocktaking exercise on ICT indicators undertaken by the Partnership.
78. Tengeru Primary get first computer set - but lacks electricity
  Monday, April 16, 2007  by Admin
  Tengeru Primary School, located south of Arumeru District, has just received its first computer ever. The donation is from U.K. There is nothing strange about that, save for the fact that, the school is still 'in the dark!' That is, it is yet to be connected with electricity and the local power company doesn't seem to be in a hurry to make this dream come true.
79. Improving understanding of the links between ICTs and poverty reduction
  Friday, April 13, 2007  by Admin
  There has been little research into the actual and potential uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in poor communities. Discussions of the digital divide, information inequality and poverty need to be based on better understanding of the social, cultural and political dynamics that constrain or facilitate ICT interventions. This report presents findings from research in India, Ghana, South Africa and Jamaica. In each community researchers looked at not only new mobile and digital media, but also radio, television, video, print and visual media and how they are utilised in specific poverty contexts.
80. Information and Communication Technologies as Tools for Socio-Economic and Political Development
  Wednesday, April 11, 2007  by Admin
  While Africa is confronted with the urgency to provide its citizens with the basic needs of life, the rest of the world is heading towards a 'globally-networked' information economy. Many believe that without access to information resources and telecommunication services, an understanding of its significance, and the ability to use it for social and economic growth, Africa is facing an unavoidable predicament. This dissertation presents a case study of the NCCK Huruma Community Telecentre to test the contribution that Telecentre can make towards providing universal access to telephony to a disadvantaged community.
81. ICT Africa 2007
  Wednesday, April 11, 2007  by Admin
  The conference organizing committee for ICT Africa 2007 is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts on or before May 15, 2007 and full papers on or before June 30.The conference and tutorial program will bring together engineers, scientists, developers, government leaders, corporate managers, educators, financiers and project representatives from all over Africa and abroad. Suggested topics include: Fiber optics and optical networks; Broadband Internet and networks; Wireless Broadband; Satellite broadband; Internet connectivity; Media development; Voice over Internet Protocol; Triple Play; ICT solutions in education, medicine and government
82. Analysis of global e-Agriculture Survey
  Wednesday, April 11, 2007  by Admin
  The goal of the survey was, amongst other reseans: to analyze stakeholders familiarity with the term "e-Agriculture"; to identify activities stakeholders would include in a definition of e-
Agriculture; to identify examples of potential e-Agriculture activities already taking
place; to identify potential benefits of e-Agriculture as perceived by stakeholders, and to
identify the barriers which prevent them from receiving these benefits; to identify
stakeholders' priority activities to be included in an international forum on e-Agriculture;
and to identify stakeholders interested in participating in a virtual e-Agriculture
knowledge forum.
83. ICTs can transform the lives of African women
  Wednesday, April 11, 2007  by Admin
  The Business Development Officer of the Ghana- India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Sarata Adams has said Information Communication Technology (ICTs) can transform the way women live and the way development takes place in Africa and the world at large. Speaking at the African E-governance conference in Accra, she said, "technologies have many potential benefits for women such as e-commerce and improved access of women to distance learning and work programme."
84. Web2ForDev International Conference
  Tuesday, April 10, 2007  by Admin
  Web2ForDev[1] 2007 is the first conference devoted to exploring the ways in which international development stakeholders can take advantage of the technical and organizational opportunities provided by Web 2.0 methods, approaches and applications. The theme is Participatory Web for Development: Networking, collaborating and exchanging knowledge in agriculture, rural development and natural resource management. The conference is to take place in Rome, Italy, from 25th - 27th September 2007.
85. EASSY winner of fibre-optic cable race
  Tuesday, April 10, 2007  by Admin
  The big question in Kenya is which of the upcoming submarine cable projects out of Mombasa will rollout first, where the government is investing in two parallel projects at the same time — The East African Marine System (TEAMS) and the East Africa SubMarine Cable System (EASSy).
86. Teachers told ICT a partner they need for better service
  Tuesday, April 10, 2007  by Admin
  The deputy minister for education and vocational training, during an occasion organized by TanEdu to recognize about 40 Form Four 2006 candidates who had excelled in their ICT examinations, said that teachers needed continuous professional support to gain Information Communication Technology (ICT) knowledge so that they can be able to pass the same to their student and also to reduce the gap in their career development.
87. ICT Development tops eLearning Africa 2007
  Tuesday, April 10, 2007  by Admin
  The elearning Africa 2007 conference is an annual event that links decisionmakers from governments and administrations with universities, schools, government agencies and private training providers, industry, and important partners in development cooperation across Africa. It is expected to take place in Nairobi in May. The Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) will video-conference the "eLearning Africa 2007" in Dar es Salaam, the organizers of the project said yesterday.
88. Rural connectivity in Tanzania: options and challenges
  Tuesday, April 10, 2007  by Admin
  A study carried out for the IICD - ICT Resource Centre provides a historical perspective of the internet in Tanzania; Rural connectivity – the challenges; Applications and uses of connectivity; Basic technical overview of types of connectivity available; and recommendations. Although the price of international bandwidth has dropped dramatically, it must be compared with cost in the 'developed' world. Prices are expected to decease further as technology gets more efficient and connectivity infrastructure grows, e.g. the East African Sub-Marine System (EASSy).
89. OUT gets Swedish support
  Tuesday, April 10, 2007  by Admin
  The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) has received 21 million Swedish Kronor from Sweden for financing ICT infrastructure at the institution. According to the OUT Vice Chancellor Prof. Tolly Mbwette, the donation will increase ICT application for academic, managerial, and administrative purposes.
90. OUT gets Swedish support
  Tuesday, April 10, 2007  by Admin
  The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) has received 21 million Swedish Kronor from Sweden for financing ICT infrastructure at the institution. According to the OUT Vice Chancellor Prof. Tolly Mbwette, the donation will increase ICT application for academic, managerial, and administrative purposes.

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