New technologies for improving old public security challenges in Nairobi

Title: New technologies for improving old public security challenges in Nairobi
Authors: Mads Frilander, Jamie Lundine, David Kutalek and Luchetu Likaka
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: research paper
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This Strategic Note maps out the digital environment shaping public security in selected informal settlements of Nairobi. It considers the diverse ways in which information communication technologies (ICTs) are being adopted by Kenyan police in informal settlements and by the community in Mathare, one of Nairobi’s most violent informal settlements (or slum). It highlights the views and attitudes of police working in different informal settlements and identifies opportunities and challenges for the introduction of new smart policing tools in the Nairobi context. The use of digital technologies can potentially enhance accountability within the police while simultaneously providing a layer of protection for patrolling officers and improved community safety. The report was prepared as part of the Smart Policing project coordinated by the Igarapé Institute in cooperation with Google Ideas and partners in Cape Town, Nairobi and Rio de Janeiro. The initiative is intended to employ a technology-driven approach to improving the accountability, responsiveness and effectiveness of city-based policing strategies and public security promotion. The research in Nairobi was conducted by the Danish Demining Group (DDG) and Spatial Collective.

World Bank, Firstmonie partner to advance mobile money in Nigeria

Title: World Bank, Firstmonie partner to advance mobile money in Nigeria
Author: Paul Adepoju
Source: HumanIPO
Date (published): 11/06/20134
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The World Bank through its subsidiary the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced a partnership with First Bank of Nigeria’s Firstmonie to advance mobile money services in Nigeria.

Top 10 Lessons From ICT4E Projects in Kenya

Title: Top 10 Lessons From ICT4E Projects in Kenya
Source: ICTWorks
Date (published): 18/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Back in 2010, the Pontis Foundation launched with one primary and one secondary pilot school in Taita -Taveta County financed by SlovakAid. Their first focus was merely ICT integration, but now besides computer skills and ICT Clubs, their top priority is Business Studies improvement through student practice companies.

Clustering users of public access venues: Analysis results featuring the Global Impact Study

Title: Clustering users of public access venues: Analysis results featuring the Global Impact Study
Source: Technology & Social Change Group - TASCHA
Date (accessed): 17/06/2014
Type of information: research paper
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This paper examines the application and subsequent findings from the use of cluster analysis on data from the Global Impact Study. Specifically focusing on the user survey data, the results successfully show that complex and interesting structure exists in this data. Making connections between features of the data is an exciting and integral part of analysis. Using cluster analysis as an exploratory analysis tool, additional insight is gained into the complicated relationship between usage patterns and perceived impact for users of public access venues. Additional insight is also gained into the ongoing debate about constructive uses of ICTs, and whether gaming and related activities have solely a detrimental effect. These findings are useful in providing insight beyond that gained by tables and crosstabs, and at the very least, suggest areas for discussion or further study.

Printing a resource-efficient world

Title: Printing a resource-efficient world
Author: Tracey Grose
Source: URBim - Tracey Grose's blog
Date (published): 12/06/2014
Date (accessed): 17/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: What does this mean for the developing world? 3D printing doesn't require a developed industrial sector. Currently, 3D printing is already providing affordable options for people across a range of needs.

Final WSIS targets review: achievements, challenges and the way forward

Title: Final WSIS targets review achievements, challenges and the way forward
Date (accessed): 17/06/2014
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The Final WSIS Targets Review: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward was launched at the occasion of the WSIS+10 High Level Event, in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the achievements made towards the WSIS Targets that governments agreed upon at the World Summit on the Information Society, and:
- Reviews progress made on each one of the WSIS Targets, which range from connecting villages, schools and health centres to developing content and providing people with ICT access
- Draws attention to the availability (and lack) of data to track progress today, and over time
- Makes recommendations on policies that are most relevant in impacting the WSIS Targets
- Reviews the relevance of targets and indicators to track the information society
- Highlights lessons learnt and makes recommendations on a possible future (post-2015) ICT measurement framework
- Links a possible post-2015 ICT monitoring framework to the post-2015 Development Agenda

The report was produced by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, under the coordination of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The lead agencies contributing to the report were ITU, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the United Nations University (UNU). Many other organizations and representatives of civil society also contributed.

10 ways to realise the potential of e-learning

Title: 10 ways to realise the potential of e-learning
Author: Holly Young
Source: The Guardian
Date (published): 10/06/2014
Date (accessed): 13/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Can e-learning really deliver an education revolution across the globe? Thoughts of a panel of experts.

A practical guide to using ICTs in community programs

Title: A practical guide to using ICTs in community programs
Author: Linda Raftree
Source: Lindaraftree.com
Date (published): 05/06/2014
Date (accessed): 13/06/2014
Type of information: guideline
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Plan International’s Finnish office published a thorough user-friendly guide to using ICTs in community programs. The guide has been in development for over a year, based on experiences and input from staff working on the ground with communities in Plan programs in several countries.

Development Informatics - ICT4D 2016: New Priorities for ICT4D Policy, Practice and WSIS in a Post-2015 World

Title: http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/medialibrary/IDPM/working_papers/di/di_wp59.pdf
Author: Richard Heeks
Source: Broadband Commission
Date (accessed): 09/06/2014
Type of information: research paper
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: In 2016, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA). The foundational content is in place for this new agenda, which will be the single most-important force shaping the future of international development and, hence, the single most-important force shaping the future of information-and-communication-technology-for-development (ICT4D). In planning prospective ICT4D priorities, we should therefore pay close attention to the PTDA. This paper undertakes a comparative analysis of the post-2015 development agenda versus the current content and future direction of ICT4D policy and practice, as exemplified by WSIS+10 documentation. These latter documents bring together nearly 1,000 pages of text that review the current state of ICT4D ten years after the foundational World Summits on the Information Society; and that seek to set out a vision of WSIS and of ICT4D beyond 2015.

From ICT4D innovation to real solutions to Africa's problems

Title: From ICT4D innovation to real solutions to Africa's problems
Author: Michel Bezy
Source: Africa Oye
Date (published): 08/06/2014
Date (accessed): 09/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: In discussions about "how can ICT4D help Africa?", by far the most used example is the one of the African farmer who can now access the prices he can get for his crops on the market through ICT4D innovations using Internet. In fact the farmer could simply call friends in the city where the market is and get the prices. This simplistic approach is ignoring the major problem, and that is how can the farmer get his products to the market and get a fair and best price? Farmers loose one third of their crops between harvest and sales due to bad warehousing and transportation conditions.

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