Friday, November 11, 2011

Evidence-Informed Policy Writing Training Workshop in Bolgatanta - Northern Ghana

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24th-28th October, 2011 at Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana
5 days workshop organized by GINKS with funding from
INASP which aimed at building the capacity of developmental
workers in the Upper East region to be able to
write effective
evidenced based policy briefs and also equip them with
presentation skills to enable them influence policies in the country.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ICT for Reproductive Health


The Catholic Family Reproductive Health Project (CFRHP) in
WaleWale uses ICT to improve their Community Health programme
for example with their Mobile Cinema (trycycle, beamer, laptop,
mobile screen and small generator) to educate rural villages
about reproductive health issues

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Information Literacy Training for Journalists in Northern Region of Ghana


This is a 5 day Information Literacy Training Workshop organised
by Savana Signatures with Funding from the International Network
for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) in Tamale, Ghana

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How can we improve education for all?









David Bismark: E-voting without fraud



David Bismark demos a new system for voting that contains a simple,
verifiable way to prevent fraud and miscounting -- while keeping
each person's vote secret.

ReelHealth: Storytelling with Mobile Video for Impact

Cecilia Protas from Reel Health on Vimeo.

Mara Abrams wanted to demonstrate the power of the mobile
phone as a simple, accessible, and wide-reaching storytelling
tool for the developing world. The Touch Foundation, an NGO
that builds Tanzania’s capacity to train community members
as health workers, came to her team to produce videos that would
champion their cause.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Where Your Laptop Comes From

Where Your Laptop Comes From from APC on Vimeo.

Secondary ICT - Web Literacy


This programme reveals the critical importance for
teachers to provide guidance to their pupils when
using the internet for research.

Friday, August 19, 2011

interview with Hon. Lariba Abudu, West Mamprusi District, Assembly member for Fungu Electoral Area, Northern Ghana

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Interview with Hon. Lariba Abudu at an Information
Literacy Training workshop organized by GINKS
Date: 8th-12th August 2011
, Venue: Tamale

interview with Hon. Helen Mbema, Assembly member for North Gonja District, Kumbo Electoral Area, Northern Region of Ghana

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Interview with Hon. Helen Mbema at an Information
Literacy Training workshop organized by GINKS
Date: 8th-12th August 2011
, Venue: Tamale

Friday, July 8, 2011

ICTs for a Better Future


The ITU film explores how ICTs contribute to a better life as these
evolving technologies power the engines that drive every aspect
of today's world. The film explores the future of the Internet and
mobile technologies and examines how ICTs can empower
sustainable development, meet the global challenges of climate
change and strengthen cybersecurity.

ICTS for a Better Future in Rural Areas


The ITU film explores how ICTs contribute to a better life as these
evolving technologies power the engines that drive every aspect of
today's world. The film explores the future of the Internet and mobile
technologies and examines how ICTs can empower sustainable development,
meet the global challenges of climate change and strengthen cybersecurity.

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication
technology (ICTs) issues, and the global focal point for governments and the
private sector in developing networks and services. For 145 years, ITU has
coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international
cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve telecommunication
infrastructure in the developing world, established the worldwide standards
that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems
and addressed the global challenges of our times, such as mitigating climate
change and strengthening cybersecurity.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Digital Storytelling as a Form of Youth Development


Shira and team prepared this video for the 55th meeting of the Commission
on the Status of Women which took place Feb 21-25, 2011.

The practice of storytelling is a fundamental practice in communities
through out the developing world. Storytelling allows for monumental
moments of times past to be preserved through oral history, it is seen as
a form of intangible cultural heritage. Because of this, storytelling is a
practice already entrenched in the minds of youth from developing
communities. They understand the implications of storytelling and the
positive impacts it has.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Interview with Tia Anthony head teacher Pong Primary School, Ghana


Tia Anthony tells about the ICT lessons that she gives at his primary
school. But also how it has improved the administration of the school.

Interview with Musah Issah Samata Head Teacher Experimental Primary Tamale Ghana


Musah Issah Samata tells about the ICT lessons
that she gives at her primary school. Sometimes
kids have to share with 10 children 1 computer.

VIDEO: Mobile Health


A cell phone in hand promises better health
coverage and enhanced health service.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Making Money Mobile


Capturing the game-changing power of cellular
telephones to deliver financial services to the poor
in earthquake ravaged Haiti, teams are building on
models developed in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa.
Commissioned by the Sundance Institute and the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation, this short piece highlights
the potential of low-cost cellular technology to serve the poor.

Why do many e-Health Projects Fail?


Founding Father & Curator of "The Future of
Health" / TEDxMaastricht as well as of the Radboud
REshape & Innovation Center, part of the Radboud
University Nijmegen Medical Center, Lucien shortly
addresses how enabling people's energy, innovative
ideas and simple solutions can help facing the
challenges in health. Lucien talked about how we
should listen to patients, for which he appointed a
CLO (Chief Listening Officer) in his team.

Communication at the heart of change


Communication at the heart of change explains the
essential role that information and communication
plays in development. Sustainable development
demands that people participate in the debates
and decisions that affect their lives.

Credits
Animantion: Sebastian Camilleri and James Finch
Voice over: Christina Dixon and Laurence Grissell

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Village Health Teams - Saving Children's Lives in Uganda


The Malaria Consortium project behind this film - InSCALE - is a
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded initiative that is looking
at the critical need for community-based health volunteers in
Uganda and Mozambique and what keeps them motivated.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

An Interaction between IICD's Francois Laureys & Mrs Florence Pul in Tamale, Northern Ghana

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An interaction between IICD's Laureys Francois & Mrs. Florence
Pul (Director, Etoile Royale Grade Sch. in Tamale) Northern Ghana
during IICD's Round Table Workshop on Education - June 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Connecting schools with ‘Solar Connect’


Thanks to Link Community Development’s Solar Connect program,
rural schools across Malawi, Ghana, South Africa, and Uganda are
able to access the Internet for the first time. Says LCD:

We connect schools with their district education office through a
computer with 3G internet connection powered by solar panels.
Teachers and headteachers can complete their administration
without leaving school. That means they can spend more time
teaching, and children spend more time learning.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

McKechnie Elementary transforms Tichele Primary


Watch this video and learn about Tichele Primary, a primary
school in Northern Ghana that will be transformed through the
support of an elementary school in Vancouver, Canada.
McKechnie Elementary will be raising funds through its annual
walk-a-thon that will take place in May, 2011.

Tichele Primary School Reaction to McKechnie Gift


McKechnie Elementary School in Vancouver, Canada made a special book

YouTube Worldview Interview - President Paul Kagame, Rwanda


Interviewed by Khaya Dlanga, a YouTube partner and
one of South Africa's leading video bloggers, President
Paul Kagame answers a range of the most popular
questions submitted by you.

This is the first YouTube World View interview with
an African leader, Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

interview with Mr. Richard Asamoah-Frimpong, Presbyterain Secretariat of the Christain Health Association of Ghana (CHAG)

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At the IICD's Round Table Workshop, held at Radaach Conference
Centre, Tamale (Northern Ghana) on 6-8 June 2011

Interview with Mrs. Florence Pul, Director of Etoile Royale Grade School, Tamale (Northern Ghana)

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Mrs. Florence Pul, spoke about the school and the progress made

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kenya: Wired Up and Web Ready


An internet revolution is under way in
East Africa as connections expand and costs fall.
A broadband internet boom is centered on Kenya,
where an e-government strategy is moving whole
sectors of national administration online.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

interview with Dr. Richard Boateng (Speaker, Telemedicine Forum)

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Dr. Richard Boateng speaks on some best practices of
Telemedicine in other African countries and how well
helps in saving lives.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Interview with Mr. Abubakari Yakubu at the Telemedicne Forum in Accra

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Mr. Abubakari Yakubu (Catholic University College of Ghana).
He spoke about his impression about the forum

Interview with Baaba da-Costa Vroom at Telemedicine Forum in Accra 12 May 2011

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Interview with Baaba da-Costa Vroom from
Ghana Health Informatics Association (GHIA)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2011: Message from ITU Secretary-General


Message from Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, ITU Secretary-General,
on the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information
Society Day 2011. The theme this year is "Better Life in Rural
Communities with ICTs".

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Interview with Stephen Amponsah @ G-Ghana Event 2011

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A student form the University of Ghana
at the g-ghana event 2011

Interview with Nana Asamoah @ G-Ghana Event 2011

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Watch video

Interview with Mawuli Adzaku @ G-Ghana Event 2011

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Watch video of one of the participants at the
G-Ghana Event from 28-29 April 2011

Interview with Mr. Nii Kwade, CEO-ArtoConnect @ G-Ghana Event 2011

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A participant view about the Google G-Ghana
Event in Accra - 28-29th April 2011.

Interview with Mr. Peter Mahama @ G-Ghana Event 2011

Listen to views expressed by some participants
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The 2-day Google's G-Ghana event in Accra kicks
28-29th April 2011, bringing together hundreds of tech savvy
entrepreneurs, developers and journalists at a web and
mobile conference at the Alisa Hotel. Participants will discuss the
future of web application development, receive training on
Google's products and learn about online business skills.

Interview with Estelle Akofio-Sowah @ G-Ghana Event 2011

Listen to what the Google Ghana, Country Manager
Estelle Akofio-Sowah has to say about the Event


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As part of its goal to make the Internet relevant and useful to Africans,
and to developing meaningful products for Africa, Google held its second
'G-Ghana' event, following the success of the two day web event in Accra last year.

Friday, April 8, 2011

How A Village In Kenya Changed With The Climate


Climate change is wreaking havoc across Kenya where farmers no
longer know when to expect the rains. In the village of Taveta,
farmers on the brink of ruin after season after season of failed
harvests, found a way to change with the climate and get their fields
growing again. Here's how.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mobile Midwife Initiative by Grameen Foundation


Mobile phones have become a pervasive technology in developing
countries. But can information delivered over a mobile phone
change the outcome of a pregnancy?
WATCH THIS VIDEO

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Connect Africa


Broadband, connectivity, Wi-Fi, accessibility
and education efforts are all priorities for the
ongoing efforts in developing nations and
regions around the globe. Intel, along with the
United Nations GAID and International
Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Profits from Plastic in Ghana


Plastic waste is an enormous problem in the West African country Ghana. Everywhere you look, the streets are littered with empty water bags and bottles. The Dutch-Ghanaian recycling company Cyclus has found a way to create a cleaner environment, create jobs and make profit from waste at the same time.
The following video is one in a series from ViewChange, a multimedia organization managed by LinkTV and founded with support by the Gates Foundation, Video by Africa Interactive

Friday, March 18, 2011

Inveterview with Salim Mvurya, the Area Manager of Plan in Kwale - Part 1

Part 1 (ICTs and Development)




Part 2 (ICTs and Development)



Salim talks about Plan Kwale has been using ICTs in
their programs since 2003 , shares ideas about
the potential of new ICTs and talks about some key lessons learned

Source: http://bit.ly/9s2Tgm OR
http://lindaraftree.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/salim%E2%80%99s-ict4d-advice-part-2-innovate-but-keep-it-real/

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Interview with Nawsheen Hosenally (Mauritius) at the ARDYIS Youth Exchange and Training Workshop on web 2.0

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Accra, Ghana: ARDYIS Youth Exchange and Training
Workshop on web 2.0 for Agricultural and Rural
Development organized by CTA and CSIR & other
partners. Date 7th-11th March 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Interview with Jason Haynes at ARDYIS Youth Exchange and Training Workshop on web 2.0

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Accra, Ghana: ARDYIS Youth Exchange and Training
Workshop on web 2.0 for Agricultural and Rural
Development organized by CTA and CSIR & other
partners. Date 7th-11th March 2011

Interview with Isaac Chanda at ARDYIS Youth Exchange and Training Workshop on web 2.0

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Accra, Ghana: ARDYIS Youth Exchange and Training
Workshop on web 2.0 for Agricultural and Rural
Development organized by CTA and CSIR & other
partners. Date 7th-11th March 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ugo Vallauri, ICT4D Researcher from Royal Holloway University of London


Ugo talks about the complications that impact assessment present to some projects. Ugo notes that while there is a need to assess impact from interventions, specific indicators should not be the main focus. Instead, the interventions should occur in direct collaboration with all stakeholders involved to effectively respond to the needs of those groups and individuals.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ghana based software start-up wins award in San Francisco‏



Congrats to the founders Edward Tagoe,
Anne Amuzu, Michael Dakwa.

successes and challenges about ICT4D


Interview with Indrajit Banerjee, director of UNESCO's
Information Society Division. Some of the issues he
addresses are: what are the challenges for ICT for
Development (ICT4D) and how can UNESCO and
NGOs work closer together?

The Lights Have Gone Out Again (A documentary video)


( A Documentary by Creative Storm for the Alliance for
Reproductive Health Rights)
.
An impressive, but very painful video about the realities on the
ground in Ghana. Produced for The Alliance for Reproductive
health Rights (ARHR) by Creative Storm Ghana. a must see
for everyone working in the health development sector.
It is 14 minutes this documentary, but it is worth spending
your time to see this.

ARHR is a Ghanaian-based network of national and local
NGOs and community based organisations which are
engaged in sexual and reproductive health interventions
in collaboration with national and district
stakeholders in 35 districts.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Egyptian family names daughter “Facebook”

An Egyptian man has named his newborn daughter ‘Facebook’ in honor of the role the social networking site played in catalyzing the Egyptian uprising which led former president Hosni Mubarak to resign after 30 years in power.

Gamal Ibrahim, a twenty-something man from Alexandria, gave his daughter the name “to express his joy at the achievements made by the January 25 youth,” he told al-Ahram, the leading government-run newspaper in Egypt.

Facebook’s unusual name has drawn international interest, with many expressing sympathy for the child. Yet, “the child Facebook Jamal Ibrahim will grow up in freedom – including the freedom, we hope, to abbreviate “Facebook” to the initials FB should that seem preferable to her, or lose it altogether,” wrote Roz Kaveney in the Guardian.

By Staff
Link: http://www.itnewsafrica.com/?p=10905

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Carpentry and ICT: improved entrepreneurskills in Ghana


Producer/ Director: Martine Koopman, IICD
PEPS-C in Wa, Ghana builds the capacity of small scale
entrepreneurs like the carpenter that is interviewed in this video.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dr. Clint Rogers shares interviews and insights from Faculty and Professionals around Africa for why they feel most ICT4D Projects FAIL.

Top 7 Reasons Why Most ICT4D Projects Fail


Dr. Clint Rogers shares interviews and insights from Faculty and
Professionals around Africa for why they feel most ICT4D Projects FAIL.
Included are important questions for reflection and discussion.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Interview with Mr. Bright Simons at the mHealth Summit 2010


African M-health: How Mobiles Save Lives in Developing World

Friday, January 21, 2011

Interview with Estelle Akofio-Sowah (Google Ghana's Country Manager) on Trends in ICT in Africa


Interview with Estelle Akofio-Sowah (Google Ghana's Country Manager)
Talking about IT entrepreneurship and Trends in ICT in Africa,
during fill the Gap an event organised by IICD and Hivos about entrepreneurship in Africa