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I’ve moved…ictfordevelopment

Sun, 16 Mar 2008 18:43:06 +0000

Given the flexibility that Blogger gives bloggers, I’ve decided to move my restructured blog to http://ICT4mobile.blogspot.com See you there!(image)


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What is a WAP site?ictfordevelopment

Sun, 16 Mar 2008 14:12:36 +0000

A WAP site is just like a website, but for your mobile phone.  Because bandwidth is far less on a mobile phone, and because your mobile phone screen size is only a fraction of what is on a computer, WAP sites are tiny compared to their larger brothers. Here is come advice on building WAP […](image)


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I’m back!ictfordevelopment

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 18:14:05 +0000

I’ve been away and working hard at a wonderful company, Proteus, which is doing great things for the mobile industry. This blog will change focus as a result. Rather than being just videos of ICT4D, I’m going to narrow this down to postings about the mobile industry in developing countries.  I’m looking for mobile solutions […](image)


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HOWTO: Transplant Chili and Tomato Saplingsictfordevelopment

Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:46:26 +0000

GREEN Foundation’s Ramachandrappa shows Ramegowda how to transplant chili and tomato saplings that he purchased for Rs. 0.25/sapling from Narayanaswamy in Marasahalli, Karnataka. At Ramegowda’s farm in Bhanavasi, Karnataka, Ramachandrappa shows the importance of using jevamrutha, an organic fertilizer, during transplanting. (This is a howto video distributed across the Digital Green agricultural extension system, see […](image)


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Cows on Paradeictfordevelopment

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 15:48:40 +0000

The festival of harvest, Sankranti, as celebrated in Bhanavasi, Karnataka. Cows are decorated and stampede through a bonfire. This clipping is distributed to nearby villages using DVDs across Microsoft Research India’s Digital Green (http://www.digitalgreen.org) agricultural extension system.(image)


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Angelina Jolie & Jeffrey Sachs- Part 1ictfordevelopment

Fri, 06 Jul 2007 15:26:42 +0000

The moving diary of Angelina Jolie and Dr Jeffrey Sachs while visiting some projects in Africa that make a real difference in combatting poverty. Their visits illustrate not only the necessity but also the feasability of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, agreed on by all the member states in 2000. As the forum where the […](image)


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Free Healthcare for Africaictfordevelopment

Thu, 05 Jul 2007 15:19:47 +0000

In this video, Midge Ure, Save the Children Ambassador and Band Aid Trustee travels to Sierra Leone a year after his involvement in Live8 and Make Poverty History to see whether the promises of world leaders – particularly the promises on free healthcare – have reached the world’s poorest. On his journey he discovers that […](image)


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Using ICTs To Monitor The Rollout of ARV Therapyictfordevelopment

Wed, 04 Jul 2007 14:33:44 +0000

South Africa has the highest number of people affected with HIV, with about 5 million people in that country being HIV+. The only real applied treatment for HIV at this point is currently the use of antiretroviral therapies (ARVs) which allow those infected with HIV to live normal lives. This piece documents the efforts of […](image)


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Building New Livelihoods In A Conflict Zone Using ICTsictfordevelopment

Tue, 03 Jul 2007 14:43:34 +0000

Life in northern Uganda implies living within what essentially amounts to genocide. Since 1987, the Lords Resistance Army has been engaging in activities to overthrow the Ugandan government, with innocent civilians bearing the brunt of their brutal tactics, often via the forced kidnapping and recruitment of child soldiers. This piece documents how one organization, Canadian […](image)


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How can wireless connectivity be of use in the development context?ictfordevelopment

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:20:47 +0000

This short film documents a training workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania organized by the Association for Progressive Communication. The three day workshop trained over 40 people from throughout eastern Africa on how to build and maintain wireless networks for their own projects, and among other skills, taught them how to make their own wifi antennas out […](image)


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Imagine what we could do together… (Part 2 of 2)ictfordevelopment

Wed, 27 Jun 2007 14:17:05 +0000

2006. Length: 7:22. English/French with English subtitles. Between November 28 and December 2, 2006, over 100 telecentre practitioners met in Porto Novo, Benin for the Telecentre Leaders Forum. The aim of the gathering was to develop a spirit of networking, learning and collaboration within the African telecentre movement, but also to share and address common […](image)


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Imagine what we could do together… (Part 1 of 2)ictfordevelopment

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 18:16:37 +0000

2006. Length: 16m51s. English/French with English subtitles. Between November 28 and December 2, 2006, over 100 telecentre practitioners met in Porto Novo, Benin for the Telecentre Leaders Forum. The aim of the gathering was to develop a spirit of networking, learning and collaboration within the African telecentre movement, but also to share and address common […](image)


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The Telecentre Stakeholders Workshop – MENA Region (2/2)ictfordevelopment

Mon, 25 Jun 2007 18:23:35 +0000

2006. Length: 12m11s. English/French/Arabic with English subtitles. Between December 5 and 7, 2006, telecentre stakeholders from North Africa and Middle East met in Cairo, Egypt as part of an ongoing telecentre.org study on the status of telecentres in the region. Thirty-five participants from key initiatives and development partners attended the workshop, which marked telecentre.org’s entry […](image)


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The Telecentre Stakeholders Workshop – MENA Region (1/2)ictfordevelopment

Sun, 24 Jun 2007 18:21:01 +0000

2006. Length: 12m11s. English/French/Arabic with English subtitles. Between December 5 and 7, 2006, telecentre stakeholders from North Africa and Middle East met in Cairo, Egypt as part of an ongoing telecentre.org study on the status of telecentres in the region. Thirty-five participants from key initiatives and development partners attended the workshop, which marked telecentre.org’s entry […](image)


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Congo’s Curse – Part 1 and 2ictfordevelopment

Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:07:30 +0000

Part 1 Part 2 In 1998 war broke out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since then, ountless millions of people have been displaced, denied an education or access to health care. As many as four million people have lost their lives. Podcasts courtesy of OneWorldTV.(image)


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Deadly Catch: Lake Victoria’s AIDS crisis – Part 2ictfordevelopment

Wed, 20 Jun 2007 01:03:53 +0000

More than 20 years since the discovery of the AIDS virus, and despite huge advances in the prevention and treatment of the disease, AIDS is still decimating communities across Africa. This is the story of one such community. Podcast courtesy of OneWorldTV.(image)


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Deadly Catch: Lake Victoria’s AIDS crisis – Part 1ictfordevelopment

Tue, 19 Jun 2007 00:58:40 +0000

More than 20 years since the discovery of the AIDS virus, and despite huge advances in the prevention and treatment of the disease, AIDS is still decimating communities across Africa. This is the story of one such community. Podcast courtesy of OneWorldTV.(image)


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Walking on Waterictfordevelopment

Mon, 18 Jun 2007 00:56:24 +0000

In the first of a series of mini-films, Excellent Development explains how its approach to creating development through conservation is benefiting communities in Kenya. In addition to exploring each individual element of the charities holistic approach to soil and water conservation, these films also offer a valuable insight into how Sand Dams, a key element […](image)


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IICD 10th anniversaryictfordevelopment

Sun, 17 Jun 2007 13:11:06 +0000

Podcast Courtesy of IICD.(image)


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Bridging the Digital Divide in Ugandaictfordevelopment

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 21:16:05 +0000

Podcast courtesy of Telecentre Network.(image)


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Computers for Schools Kenya – part 2ictfordevelopment

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 21:14:30 +0000

Podcast courtesy of Telecentre Network.(image)


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Computers for Schools Kenya – part 1ictfordevelopment

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 12:56:36 +0000

Podcast courtesy of Telecentre Network.(image)


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