Monday, May 12, 2014
Twenty farmer groups across the Central Region have been presented with solar
panel powered radio sets. This will enable them to follow an agricultural programme
aired on GBC Radio Central at 7pm to 8pm every Tuesday. The programme dubbed "
Apowmudzin Santom" or Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato, (OFSP) is a collaboration
between the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Radio Central in Cape Coast and Farm Radio International.
This film looks at the changing face of ICTs through the lives of some of the people
benefitting from ITU-D projects around the world.
It was specially filmed by ITU in 6 different countries and was premiered at the start of
the 2014 World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14) in Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2014.
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Focusing on upstream elements of mHealth, Marco explored patterns of mobile
phone use and healthcare-seeking behaviour, drawing on fieldwork insights from
rural India (Rajasthan) and China (Gansu). The evidence suggests that common
assumptions of mHealth proponents are easily violated; that is, mobile phone
ownership is not ubiquitous and does not necessarily reflect mobile phone use,
people do not necessarily share mobile phones freely amongst each other, they
are not necessarily keen and excited technological learners, and they do develop m
obile phone-aided coping strategies that may compete with mhealth. While both
contexts offer, at least in theory, the potential for mobile technology to break boundaries,
the presentation emphasised the importance of understanding upstream factors of mHealth
before deploying technological solutions in order to provide effective solutions and to
avoid the potential exacerbation of healthcare inequities.
Business In Africa : ICT for Development (Part 2) - One of the largest methods in
Rwanda intends to meet up with its advancement goals is by telecommunications.
And currently global participants are setting up on their own.
This workshop will share Digital Green approach using ICT for rural communities
across different domains such as agriculture, livelihoods, health and nutrition, and
in different geographies in India and Africa, specially Ethiopia and Ghana. The workshop
will discuss the projects that Digital Green is currently involved in with various partners
and how promising the initial results are and collaboratively work towards creating communities of practice.
This video was filmed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in 6
different countries, it looks at the changing face of ICTs, through the lives of some
of the people benefitting from ITU-D projects around the world.
In May 2013, the first set of Connect To Learn scholarship students graduated from Mansoman Senior High School in the Millennium Village in Bonsaaso, Ghana.
Here, some of the Connect To Learn scholars share their career goals, and how continued education and ICT is helping them to fulfill their potential.
Connect To Learn is a non-profit public-private collaboration by The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Ericsson and Millennium Promise, focused on providing secondary education, especially for girls, around the world.