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

video
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

video
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

video
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.