SUBSTANTIAL investments in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities like computers for use in primary and secondary schools is seen as a fundamental step in enhancing the quality of education that would ultimately be reflected in the improved livelihood of its people.
For example, with a one laptop per child programme, Rwanda has moved ahead of most East African Countries to putting clear direction towards transformation of its people into an ICT society. However,…Continue
Posted on February 8, 2013 at 9:02pm
In the context of the highly controversial WCIT conference starting on Dec 2 in Dubai, Dr Rohan Samarajiva, founding chairman and CEO of LIRNEasia and board member of Research ICT Africa, co-authored a policy brief with Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, director of ECIPE, on "Whither global rules for the Internet?".
Download the policy brief.
Read more here.
Posted on December 13, 2012 at 12:20am
The Research ICT Africa 2011/2012 ICT access & usage survey delivers nationally representative indicators on household, individual and small business level. The survey uses national census sampling frames in co-operation with National Statistical Offices to deliver crucial data in a cost effective way.
Download the policy brief on the methodology of the Household and Small business e-access & usage survey and the questionnaire.
While the 2007/8 African ICT access and…Continue
Posted on December 13, 2012 at 12:00am
The December 2012 Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report titled SMARTer2020, revealed that ICT can cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5%, saving up to $1.9 trillion USD annually. The potential reduction is more than 16% higher than the estimated saving in a study conducted in 2008. The research identified Ericsson’s mobile money as a potential ICT-enabled solution for emission reduction.
The report indicated that large…Continue
Posted on December 12, 2012 at 11:30pm