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Taking technology to the village

By JOSEPHINE OPAR and FREDRICK OBURA for the East African Standard Newspaper

Edith Ofwona, 39, is a programme officer for International Development Research Centre and is at the forefront of the ICT explosion into African communities.

Few women can carry the wonder woman title as elegantly as Edith Ofwona, 39, a mother, a mentor, and a manager. As a senior programme specialist for the… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 9:11am

Africa turns to cellphones for better health

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The text message arrives with life-saving discretion: a neutral "see you at the clinic tomorrow" to remind patients to pick up a fresh batch of anti-AIDS drugs.

The free texts from South Africa's largest HIV treatment site are part of a push in Africa to boost health by targeting the continent's 624 million mobile phone subscribers.

"I check my cellphone all the…


Posted on April 7, 2011 at 5:59pm

Team Delivers Development Aid Via Cell Phone Animations

A farmer in Niger learns how to protect his crops from insects. A resident of Port-au-Prince or a rural Haitian village learns how to avoid exposure to cholera. An entrepreneur in Mali gets step-by-step instructions on extracting the oil from shea seeds to make shea butter she can sell at a local market.

These people are benefiting from a new approach to sustainable…


Posted on March 18, 2011 at 10:27pm

Experts Meet on eHealth and Telemedicine Harmonization in Africa

Source: African Union

The Experts Meeting on Health and Telemedicine Harmonization in Africa started on  Monday 28th February, 2011 at the Headquarter of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to present its outcome to the 5th session of the Conference of the African Union Health  Ministers scheduled for April 2011,in Namibia.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the experts meeting , African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, her Excellency Bience Gawanas said  a…


Posted on March 7, 2011 at 10:39pm

An expert’s view on Telecentres in Thailand and BPO opportunities for African Telecentres

Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) initiative to start supporting telecentres in 2007 has lead to the establishment of over 1000 telecentres and greatly helped reduce and transform the digital divide in Thailand into an opportunity by creating the perfect environment and the necessary ICT infrastructures country-wide. This is according to Mr. Mohamed Alasow an industry expert from Thailand with a lot of experience having worked under the Research Center…


Posted on March 1, 2011 at 1:00pm

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At 5:11pm on October 27, 2015, stella kwale said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.

Mrs Stella.

At 3:55am on January 29, 2014, Seu Yapa said…

Would you like to tell us What ICT4D topics are you most interested in? Join the forum: Flavor of the month

Thank u in advance!!!

At 3:46pm on May 31, 2011, Nkado Joshua o. gave Francis Mwathi a gift
At 3:55pm on November 21, 2010, James Njoroge Gitau gave Francis Mwathi a gift
"Just a reminder" In about 10 days time i.e. 1St December 2010 the World will be celebrating the World AIDS Day enough must be done to stop the scourge!!!
At 4:44pm on November 04, 2010, Sabila Enun gave Francis Mwathi a gift
thanks for joining the group - Technology and Tools for Telecentres.
At 4:57am on October 25, 2010, Richard Close said…
We have a grant from UNESCO to do digital story telling for Youth on You Tube
This will leverage the Cyber Cafes throughout Africa. Please send me you email at so I can keep you posed. I will be in Zambia and Nigeria in December to launch the program More at
At 8:14pm on April 05, 2010, Niranjan Meegammana gave Francis Mwathi a gift
At 1:54pm on February 20, 2010, Aamer Abbas gave Francis Mwathi a gift
Please accept in the name of starting SOME activity??
At 2:48pm on February 13, 2010, radenluki23 said…
At 1:10am on January 9, 2010, Silvia Caicedo said…
Hi Francis - I love the reaction of the people and thanks to Angelo we can continue an important discussion. I did not realized that the comments section was closed. I will open it right away. Thank for noticing it and letting me know... Cheers. Silvia

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