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106. Mobile phones: an appropriate tool for conservaton and development
  Monday, February 12, 2007  by Admin
  For mobile phones to bridge the digital divide, they must be considered alongside other ICTs in an integrated approach. This report looks at mobile phone technology on conservation and development initiatives in the developing world. It takes into account the integration between mobile phones and other ICTs, identifying ways in which mobile phones play a role in the digital divide debate.
107. Workshop on the Mobile web in developing countries
  Monday, February 12, 2007  by Admin
  As mobile phone ownership balloons, so does access to, and use of text messaging. The potential of mobile phones to provide some of the poorest people in the world with local, relevant, useful information has not gone un-noticed. FrontlineSMS was launched towards the end of 2005 specifically to provide affordable, standalone turn-key SMS solutions to NGOs. It is unique in that it works off a laptop, a cable and most standard GSM mobile phones, making it a highly portable and replicable text messaging solution.
108. Livelihood changes enabled by Mobile phones - the case of Tanzanian fishermen
  Monday, February 12, 2007  by Admin
  Mobile phones have had a tremendous diffusion rate in Africa in recent years, bringing access to telecommunication to new user groups, among them Tanzanian fishermen. This study sets out to find out how the use of mobile phone affects the way fishermen live their lives, how they pursue economic activities and how they protect themselves from vulnerability to risk.
109. International Conference on ICT Solutions for Socio-Economic Development
  Monday, February 05, 2007  by Admin
  ICT Research and Training Centre, C-DAC, Bangalore is holding the First International Conference on ICT Solutions for Socio- Economic Development "ISED - 2007". The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for knowledge sharing on various aspects of ICT for Development across the globe. Various Development Practioners, Academia and Researchers, Technical and Social Scientist will discuss on the possibilities and prospects of using Information, Communication and Technologies for Socio-Economic development. It will also offer an opportunity among development practioners to transform ideas into actionable programme.
110. Push for High Tech Microfinance Part of a Development Trend
  Monday, February 05, 2007  by Admin
  A US$26 million program aims at facilitating use of technology to deliver banking services to poor people around the world. If successful, the program will help developing countries 'leapfrog' many stages of financial sector development and 'make it possible for people anywhere, anytime, to have access to all kinds of financial services,' says the CEO of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).
111. Information Technology as a strategic tool for microfinance in Africa
  Monday, February 05, 2007  by Admin
  The relationship between IT and microfinance in Africa is evolving. Only about one-third of the MFIs in Africa are computerized (2003), but those that are computerized are increasingly employing other technologies to increase their outreach and/or their profitability. Palm Pilots are in use in a growing number of MFIs. They replicate existing systems for capturing and analyzing data. They are not a major innovation as far as the customer is concerned, but they can significantly decrease the cost and increase the speed and accuracy of information processing, which has an important impact on portfolio quality.
112. 2007 Technology in Government in Africa Awards
  Friday, February 02, 2007  by Admin
  The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Canadian e-Policy Resource Center (CePRC) are announcing the First Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) Awards.The aim is to encourage the use of ICTs in the delivery of public services, which remains a major challenge for African governments. The deadline for the 2007 Technology in Governments in Africa (TIGA) Awards is 15th February 2007.

113. Senkodo: Secure computer technology to avoid blacklisting
  Thursday, February 01, 2007  by Admin
  It has been revealed that the issue of computer security must be understood in a global context and any country in particular that fails to take appropriate measures would become black listed by the international community. The Director of the Tanzania Development Learning Centre, Charles Senkodo, made the remarks on Monday when closing the E- Security and Cyber Crimes training Workshop organised by Agumba Computers in Dar es Salaam.
114. Speech by H.E. Jakaya M. Kikwete at the Meeting of the MTC Group
  Wednesday, January 31, 2007  by Admin
  On 22nd January 2007, the Tanzanian President, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete opened a meeting of the MTC group of Kuwait which was held in Dar es Salaam. MTC has demonstrated how the peering between ICT entrepreneurs of developed and developing countries can be fostered in order to bridge the digital divide.
115. More companies register to offer services in rich infotech sector
  Monday, January 29, 2007  by Admin
  Tanzania's liberal information and communication technology (ICT) and a hands-on regulatory environment are attracting investors in droves.

Up until last year, ten companies had been registered to provide telecommunication services in Tanzania, but the latest to venture into the industry is the Gilat Satcom, an ICT firm listed on the London Stock Exchange.
116. Enabling trust in the digital world – exploring the market for authentication technologies in international digital transactions
  Friday, January 26, 2007  by Admin
  Electronic transactions are currently taking place in an environment constituted by a technical superstructure and where a lack of time and space, anonymity, antagonistic activities and a sharpening competition is significant. This study reflects on ways to improve the outcomes that appear possible given the evolving trends and the present state of institutions and markets around the world.
117. The Economic Impact of Telecommunications on Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction: a study of rural communities
  Tuesday, January 23, 2007  by Admin
  Until the mid-1990s, telephones were only available in the urban centres of poor countries. Since then, mobile telephone networks have spread rapidly in most low income countries. But what impact has the telephone had on livelihoods? The research reported in this document assesses the impact of the telephone on the lives of the rural poor in three developing countries – India, Mozambique and Tanzania.
118. Go rural, phone service providers told
  Monday, January 08, 2007  by Admin
  The Deputy Minister for Infrastructure Development, Dr Maua Daftari, has implored investors and service providers in the communication sector to expand services to rural areas where majority of Tanzanians live. The Deputy Minister said good road network and efficient wire-less phone communication system to play a key role in speeding up sustainable development in the country.
119. The Tech Museum Awards
  Wednesday, December 27, 2006  by Admin
  The Tech Museum Awards is an international Awards program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. It inspires global engagement in applying technology to humanity's most pressing problems by recognizing the best of those who are utilizing innovative technology solutions to address the most urgent critical issues facing our planet. The deadline for nominations is March 26, 2007.
120. Mobile Banking: Knowledge map
  Thursday, December 14, 2006  by Admin
  m-banking, the use of mobile phone to conduct payment and banking transactions, is at an early stage in a number of developing countries. It has the potential to be deployed rapidly and affordably to expand access to financial services among unbanked people because it uses existing rapidly expanding mobile phone infrastructure. This report considers the case for donors to support m-banking as a sector by assessing the likely impact on the lives of the poor.

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