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ICT changing the fortunes of rural communities
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ICT changing the fortunes of rural communities

Indeed, the power of ICTs as a force for socio-economic change is now being realised by the mostly poor residents in costal areas of rural Kenya. At the click of a button, members of well-organised rural self-help groups are able to search for markets for their farm products, make inquiries and even secure orders!

Interview with Ferruh Gurtas, Intel Corporate Affairs Group Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa
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Interview with Ferruh Gurtas, Intel Corporate Affairs Group Director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa

  Intel has long been committed to improving education on a global scale. The company has invested over US$1 billion in education programmes through the Intel Education Initiative in more than 50 countries on all continents, thus helping to train four million teachers in more than 40 countries to date. Especially in Africa, Intel is actively supporting teacher education. According to Ferruh Gurtas, Intel […]

Alan Yates
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Interview with Alan Yates, General Manager of the Worldwide Education Group at Microsoft

  Alan Yates is general manager of the worldwide education group at Microsoft, where he works with education customers and leaders around the globe conducting groundbreaking work in support of the educational and economic aspirations of emerging markets. With three advanced degrees from Harvard and Stanford, Alan has also been a teacher and a state public policy director. He will be attending the African […]

Aida Opoku-Mensah
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Digital inclusion for Africa

Established in 1958, ECA is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of United Nations (UN) headquarters. As the regional arm of the UN in Africa, it is mandated to support the economic and social development of its 53 member States. Aida Opoku-Mensah is Officer-in-Charge of the Development Information Services Division at the UNECA. Her ICT Team is primarily responsible for implementing […]

Evolving education
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Evolving education

The Shuttleworth Foundation is a South African organisation that invests in social, technical and policy innovation in the fields of education and technology. The Foundation works through active partnerships with local and international organisations. The Shuttleworth Foundation was founded upon an open philosophy that includes the promotion of open source, open standards and open information access with the belief that sharing stimulates change and […]

Boubakar Barry
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The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the apex organisation and forum for consultation, exchange of information and cooperation among institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the voice of higher education in Africa for regional and international bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination. One of the emerging issues at institutions of higher […]

Interactive classrooms initiative in South Africa expands
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Interactive classrooms initiative in South Africa expands

Project director Ron Beyers of the Meraka Institute at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will soon initiate a research component using SMART’s Bridgit conferencing software that allows a quick, easy and effective way to share voice, video and data over the Internet. “Research is needed into the virtual classroom, and this will increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning. This will […]