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ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA launch online safety project in Ethiopia

Title: ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA launch online safety project in Ethiopia
Author: Carla Licciardello, Ashley Lee
Source: ITUblog
Date (published): 04/09/2013
Date (accessed): 09/09/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: ITU has teamed up with Facebook to develop a pilot program to promote child online safety in Africa as part of its Child Online Protection (COP) initiative. The collaboration will enable the African Child Online Protection Education & Awareness Centre (ACOPEA), an NGO focused on African child online welfare, to implement a six-month pan-African e-safety awareness pilot program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Four initiatives that are getting Nigerian children into tech

Title: Four initiatives that are getting Nigerian children into tech
Author: Bankole Oluwafemi
Source: Techcabal
Date (published): 04/09/2013
Date (accessed): 04/09/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: As advances in science and technology usher the world into the next stages of human transcendence, it is hard to accept the reality that the shapers of Nigeria’s future are currently receiving mediocre education in schools that cannot afford the equipment and chemicals to do elementary science demonstrations like titration, not to mention computers or IT. There are a number of initiatives, isolated, but nonetheless aimed at getting the next generation of Nigerians into technology, from their tender ages.

Using video to improve teaching -- and support teachers

Title: Using video to improve teaching -- and support teachers
Author: Michael Trucano
Source: EduTech blog
Date (published): 27/08/2013
Date (accessed): 29/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Case studies and opinion about using video technology in classrooms.

Bridging Kenya's Data Divide

Title: Bridging Kenya's Data Divide
Author: Rushda Majeed
Source: ICTs for development
Date (published): 16/08/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: How Africa’s tech leader made it from PDFs to paperless. This article is an abridged version of a longer historical case study produced by Innovations for Successful Societies, a research program at Princeton University.

459 Schools Get ICT Laboratories, Internet Access

Title: 459 Schools Get ICT Laboratories, Internet Access
Author: Richard Heeks
Source: Government of Ghana
Date (published): 31/07/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The government of Ghana has provided 459 schools and institutions with fully furnished and equipped Information Communication Technology (ITC) laboratories and Internet access.

Can high-tech agriculture solve youth unemployment in Kenya?

Title:
Can high-tech agriculture solve youth unemployment in Kenya?
Author: Ken Obura
Source: The Standard Group Limited
Date (published): 30/07/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Unemployment among the youth is one of the most acute problems affecting developing countries like Kenya. According to Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), unemployment percentage in this country stands at 12 per cent of the current workforce which is approximately 15 million people.

Who is Listening? Who is Responding? Can Technology Innovations Empower Citizens to Affect Positive Changes in their Communities?

Title: Who is Listening? Who is Responding? Can Technology Innovations Empower Citizens to Affect Positive Changes in their Communities?
Author: Soren Gigler
Source: People, Spaces, Deliberation
Date (published): 15/08/2013
Date (accessed): 20/08/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Sharing local experiences, connecting with other communities and people from other countries, and entering into a constructive and direct dialogue with policy makers seem to be even more meaningful to them.

Govt targets 60% rural telephone penetration, 7.5% ICT contribution to GDP

Title: Govt targets 60% rural telephone penetration, 7.5% ICT contribution to GDP
Author: Adeyemi Adepetun
Source: The Guardian Nigeria
Date (published): 23/06/2013
Date (accessed): 24/06/2013
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: For even economic growth across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, the Federal Government has targeted 60 per cent telephone penetration in the rural parts of the country by 2018. Besides, government also expects Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to increase its contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from the present 5.6 per cent to 7.5 per cent by 2015.

OpenApps finds there is no typical Nigerian web user

Title:
OpenApps finds there is no typical Nigerian web user
Source: oAfrica
Date (published): 19/06/2013
Date (accessed): 23/06/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: OpenApps is a market intelligence system that aggregates Internet users behavior from multiple high traffic sources to support the development of intuitive digital services in Nigeria. More than 70 Nigerian websites are collecting non-personal data from every recent visitor. The information is being used to turn the Nigerian technology ecosystem into a knowledge driven community. After 6.5 million visits, the OpenApps program has a healthy amount of data to make well-informed conclusions. Namely, that there is no typical Nigerian web user.

6 Guidelines for Better Development Outcomes Using Social Media

Title: 6 Guidelines for Better Development Outcomes Using Social Media
Author: Wayan Vota
Source: ICTworks
Date (published): 24/05/2013
Date (accessed): 27/05/2013
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: In the next few years, another 2 billion people will be coming online; transforming the Internet from what once was an elite network of the world’s privileged to a democratizer of information and power. This wave of new users will mainly enter the Internet via mobile phones on social networks.

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