Access to Technology

A visit to St Bruno Doll Making Group.

Two students from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands are in Kampala for a three-month research project as a requirement for the completion of their bachelor’s degree. Their research is about the use of different forms of ICTs in ...

Call for Proposals to Fund Projects against Gender Violence

African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) has announced the call for proposals to provide grants to NGOS to carry out work for the elimination of gender-based violence. Specifically, the Fund is calling on women’s organizations across Africa to submit proposals proposals ...

Creative Commons Africa Regional Convening 2012

A gathering of actors in the intellectual property space, specifically focusing on the role of CC and other open projects in Africa. Also discussed are the challenges and priorities for CC in Africa as well as discussions around the new ...

Youth and Tech solutions to agricultural growth and Audio conferencing for extension

Young people have used different innovative approaches to promote the development of Agriculture in Ghana through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that may inspire you; please share your thoughts if this is the case. The two articles below ...

$55.1 Million To Boost Kenyan ICT Sector, says World Bank

Kenya’s quest to become the global hub for mobile phone applications has been bolstered by a grant of Sh4.5 billion ($55 million) from the World Bank. The money will be used to help developers come up with simple solutions for ...

“Use of Information and Communication Technology improves income of Farmers”

The use of Information and Communication Technology such as mobile phones or computers, can connect farmers and increase their income, stated IICD's managing director Caroline Figuères at the United Nations Infopoverty World Conference in New York. "It is important to connect ...

IICD Releases ICT4D News App on Facebook

IICD released an ICT4D news app on Facebook. This hub collects news from various social media sources The facebook app is divided into tiles that all represent different news sources. It is your one stop shop for news about IICD’s work ...

Social media is about social science not technology

In 2007, I wrote an article entitled, “Social Media is About Sociology Not Technology.” It’s a statement that after five years, I thankfully continue to see shared every day on Twitter. As time passed and experience matured, I amended that ...

Introducing Drawing by Numbers, a new resource from Tactical Tech

Data visualisation has become very popular and there are all kinds of free, online tools begging to visualise everything from your daily coffee intake to your social network. But which of these are good and which are just a waste ...

Free Online ICT for Development Course for Africa

In an act of innovation, Voices of Africa Foundation with VIPP systems have launched an e-learning system to train young people how to study their own communities and build sustainable social businesses to create change and self employment. Voices of Africa ...