Technology and the developing world

In a four-part series, Afrinnovator interviews Ken Banks of FrontlineSMS and founder, about FrontlineSMS and mobile technology.

Meanwhile, eLearning Africa 2010’s 5th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training is still taking registrations for its event in Zambia late May.

In a Public Service article, Jeff Waage, Director of the London International Development Centre, discusses why policy, local knowledge and new innovations are critical in enhancing the capacity of science and technology to deliver in the developing world. He concludes that whilst building new science and technology with development will be a challenge we must help developing country partners to improve their national scientific capacity so that they may participate in global science and innovation.

Computer Aid International recently published a case study entitled ‘Preserving African history: Bamoun King’s Palace’.  Computer Aid International has provided over 500 PCs to the project which are being used for educational purposes as well as to document the history of the Bamoun people online.

 Finally, Computer Aid International is still seeking participants for its Cycle Nepal Challenge. This once in a lifetime 10 day cycle challenge begins on the 30th October 2010 and lasts until the 8th November 2010. You will be cycling a land of diverse landscapes, peoples, customs, cultures and languages, from snow capped peaks to green sub tropical forests and paddy fields. For more information please contact Maurizio Borgatti.

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