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Are Students ahead of their teachers in use of the Internet?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Francis Mwathi Dec 16, 2008.

 

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Francis Mwathi replied to Seu Yapa's discussion Flavor of the Month of January: What ICT4D topics are you most interested in?
"Sure Seuwandi, I would love to do that.I will prepare an article and share it here on the impact of BPOs in East Africa. Regards."
Feb 7
Francis Mwathi replied to Seu Yapa's discussion Flavor of the Month of January: What ICT4D topics are you most interested in?
"Hi all, Its been while since I was last here, but I am glad the awesome work is still going on.Business Process Outsourcing is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and in many 3rd world countries it is an emerging industry. BPO has…"
Feb 7
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"Hi,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!!! "
Jan 29
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Rwandese President acknowledges the role played by Telecentres in ICT4D growth in Rwanda

Less than twenty years after the 1994 genocide that wrecked havoc in Rwanda's human resource, infrastructure, and socio-economic fabric, the country is set to become a major information and communications technology (ICT) hub in the East and Central…
Dec 5, 2011
Francis Mwathi's video was featured

Rwandese President acknowledges the role played by Telecentres in ICT4D growth in Rwanda

Less than twenty years after the 1994 genocide that wrecked havoc in Rwanda's human resource, infrastructure, and socio-economic fabric, the country is set to become a major information and communications technology (ICT) hub in the East and Central…
Oct 31, 2011
Francis Mwathi's album was featured

NAKASEKE COMMUNITY RADIO CELEBRATES 4TH ANNIVERSARY

Nakaseke, which is 64 kilometers north of the Ugandan capital Kampala, serves not only the local people, but also the 24 neighboring primary schools, four secondary schools, a primary teacher's college and the nearby hospital.
Jul 11, 2011
Francis Mwathi's 2 albums were featured
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Francis Mwathi received a gift from Nkado Joshua o.
May 31, 2011

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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

Source AFP

 

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Posted on March 1, 2011 at 1:00pm

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

Hi,
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
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"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
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thanks for joining the group - Technology and Tools for Telecentres.
At 4:57am on October 25, 2010, Richard Close said…
Francis
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 rclose@richardclose.info so I can keep you posed. I will be in Zambia and Nigeria in December to launch the program More at http://globallearningnetwork.ning.com
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
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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
At 2:55pm on January 7, 2010, Nabil Eid said…
Dear Francis,
I cordially invite you to join new social network community of ICT for Development Persons with Disabilities, We have a discussion that is going on regarding the growth of ICT for Inclusion and Development PWDs in the world and you are most welcomed.,
http://ict4dpwd.ning.com
Regards
Nabil Eid
 
 
 
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