Tag: Zimbabwe


Web 2.0 and social media learning opportunities

Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source Internet applications designed to enhance collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost. These new technologies, known as Web 2.0 and social media, enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) is hosting a series of 5-day learning […]


ICT builds bridges

The morning’s catch of fish has been heaped up to roast on a griddle over an open fire.  Smoke rises, filling the hut. Daniel, a member of the Ago-Egun fishing community in Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos, gets out his phone and starts making calls: he needs to tell his many customers that the fish are nearly done. In a business like fishing communication is vital. […]


Restoring the Vernacular: the 60-year struggle for African languages

How can children reach their full potential, when their early education is taught in a language that they are both uncomfortable and unfamiliar with? In countries with diverse linguistic communities this is the harsh reality for many children growing up as part of a minority group. In Africa, the problem is rendered especially tricky by the prevalence of foreign and colonial languages in education, […]

Field Stories

Teching the high road

When hordes of young Zimbabweans were busy crossing the southern African country’s borders at the height of the economic meltdown in 2008, a young but determined Limbikani Makani decided to do otherwise and invested his time in coming up with a technology company aimed at changing the face of the country’s start-up scene. Golden Maunganidze reports