Life in the 21st century is unimaginable without the dynamics of ICT, which are adding unprecedented dimensions to humankind’s interaction on global, economic and social levels. In 2000, gender equality and empowerment of women became the third Millennium Development Goal adopted by the United…Continue
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Women's small businesses are important contributors to economies, particularly in the informal sector. At the same time, institutional and systemic barriers, and legal gender inequalities, as well as socio-cultural norms and practices, often stymie the potential of women entrepreneurship.
These factors may cause constraints in such areas as women's access to finance, time…Continue
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In an effort to increase the reach of existing networks and contribute to efforts to connect the next billion Internet users, Inveneo has come up with a simple principle to guide development of their next big idea in wireless: “Just use your head!”
Andris Bjornson, Inveneo’s CTO, hit upon the idea while walking down San…Continue
The International Labor Organization (ILO) has published a book on Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) and Nyamata Telecentre entitled “Learning from Catalysts of rural transformation”. In additions to the Rwandan success story, the 247 pages book includes other 7 cases selected from 7 countries namely: Lativia, Brazil, Peru, Palestine, India, Benin and Cambodia…
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I’d been living in Ghana for five months when I visited the Northern Regional Library in Tamale, a cavernous facility with white and cream-coloured walls that used to be a post office. What I found was rare and wonderful in a country high illiteracy rates and little access to computers: a…Continue
Such was the level of interest that Amaf Primary and Elim Academy in Kawangware, a low-income settlement in Nairobi, now both have waiting lists,…Continue
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Every minute at least one woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, and every year 8.8 million children die before the age of five. We know what interventions make a difference on maternal and infant mortality. We now know that 1 billion women in low to middle-income countries own a mobile phone – a tool that can be used to engage, educate, and empower…Continue
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The female illiteracy rate in Senegal stands at 61.3%, the World Bank says, while the World Economic Forum ranked this West African country 90th in its 2011 Global Gender Gap Index. Women overall have one chance in three less than men of benefiting from the African information society in Senegal, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali and Mauritania,…Continue
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Kenya’s Digital Divide Data Kenya, a local BPO/ITeS company, has been lauded by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Dr Fred Matiang’i, for a job well done in championing digital jobs agenda for the undeserved.
He was speaking during a tour of the company’s BPO project, where Digital Divide Data Kenya highlighted how digital jobs are…Continue
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The Government of Rwanda, through the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) in collaboration with the National IT Promotion Agency (NIPA) of South Korea, has embarked on a development of a comprehensive e-Government Master Plan.
The goal of e-Government Master Plan Project is to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of government-to-government…Continue
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Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has urged young people, especially girls, to embrace the use of ICT. He called upon girls to welcome ICT to maximise opportunities it offers.
He was speaking during an ICT Literacy and Awareness campaign in Nyamagabe District in Southern Province, where hundreds of girls were…Continue
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A new report released by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender reveals a ‘significant and pervasive’ ‘tech gap’ in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Globally, the report estimates that there are currently 200 million fewer women online than men,…Continue
In an interview after the adoption, Minister of Information and Civic Education Moses Kunkuyu told Biztech Africa that they will be coming up with a statement today to…Continue
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His family live in an impoverished part of rural Naivasha in Kenya's Rift Valley region and could not afford the…
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Intelsat, the world's leading provider of satellite services, and Japan-based SoftBank Mobile Corp. today announced the successful trial of a cost-effective, rural 3G mobile phone service in Kenya. Intelsat supported the demonstration through capacity on the Intelsat 10 satellite and via the company's teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany.
The partners say…Continue
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In Newark, a city with one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S., many Newark Leadership Academy…Continue
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The new body follows consolidation of three entities: ICT Board of Kenya, the e-Government Directorate and the Government Information and Technology Services (GITS) which were charged with various roles in the ICT industry.
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Global software giant Microsoft is offering scholarships to 1 000 youth so they can pursue degrees in computer science and business administration.
The offer is to study through the first institution that has partnered with Microsoft, the University of the People, an online university. As part of the scholarship, Microsoft is making work space available at several of its innovation…
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“Now the government is talking, and finally doing something about promoting ICT education,” schoolteacher Paul Aka told Biztechafrica.
”We have some of the lowest computer literacy levels in the region, and even in the…Continue
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A study by a Monitoring and Evaluation consultant engaged by the Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) of Malawi to weigh up how the process of implementing the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program - Malawi (RCIPMW) is ongoing, has exposed glaring challenges to come with the country’s ICT indicators.
The consultant, Dr. Paulos…Continue
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