CIPESA is an initiative to help Africans to better understand the policy-making processes that affect them, especially in the area of information and communications technology (ICT) and development. Its objectives are to raise awareness about key issues, provide useful information to assist African participation in policy-making, and stir debate by sparking discussion and convening productive gatherings.
CIPESA's mission is to increase the capacity of East and Southern African stakeholders to participate in international ICT policy-making. The aim is to promote the effective representation of African interests in international policy-making processes. ... [according to site editor's information]
The author grew up in Kenya and the Sudan and is a web-technology professional. Therefore, the focus of his blog is on new information and communication technologies (ICT) in Africa. You will find many interesting articles about "Internet and Africa", "mobile phones and Africa" or "inventions from Africa". Furthermore, you will also find a "calendar of African technology events". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
According to his own statement, the author of this Twitter account lists "African Twitter users". As also non-African users are listed, what (also) counts seems to be the "African content" of the Tweets.
"Interest in language technology research for African languages has seen a tremendous increase in recent years. This is marked by the growing availability of digital corpora, dictionaries and tools for many (formerly) resource-scarce African languages. The AfLaT website aims to catalogue these resources for the benefit of researchers interested in African language technology.AfLaT.org contains a steadily growing collection of bibliographic resources, web links and tools, provided by AfLaT members." ... [according to site editor’s information]
"Worldreader.org’s mission is to make digital books available to all in the developing world". A pilot project was initiated in Ghana. The website offers you information and reports on the project. [editors ilissAfrica]
"What is AfriXML?AfriXML is an XML vocabulary project for the description of the global experience of Africa and the Diaspora. Its purpose is to encourage and facilitate the development and distribution of Africa related software and content.AfriXML draws on the core TCP/IP layers and applications, as well as on proprietary database management appliances.AfriXML embraces the full suite of XML publishing tools and technologies: XSL, XSLT, XPath, XLink, XInclude, Ajax, etc. Conceptually, it integrates or federates otherwise separated communication systems and media: text, sound, video. For instance, AfriXML endeavors to organize the vast collections of colonial publications and to track thoroughly the impact of colonization on African societies, vice versa.AfriXML aims to build a robust and large-scale information architecture; it seeks to offer distributed network services and products, relevant to the African domain and supported by : - cogent NameSpaces - pertinent taxonomies and metadata - user-friendly tagging hierarchies - optimal search engine and high usabilityLast but not the least, AfriXML will seek to leverage the dot-africa (.africa) Generic Domain Name (gTLD) project, by populating it dynamically with rich content (accurate data, valued information, and relevant knowledge) in a continued quest for understanding and enlightenment." ... [according to site editor’s information]
"Emeka Okafor is a venture catalyst and entrepreneur who lives in New York City. He is the Maker Faire Africa curator and was the director for TED Global 2007 that took place in Arusha, Tanzania. His other interests include sustainable technologies in the developing world and paradigm breaking technologies in general. His blog, Timbuktu Chronicles seeks to spur dialogue in areas of entrepreneurship, technology and the scientific method as it impacts Africa. " ... [according to site editor’s information]
Information and news around the topic of "open source software" in Africa ("A main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by bartering and collaboration, with the end-product, source-material, 'blueprints', and documentation available at no cost to the public." according to en.wikipedia). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Articles around the topic of "open source" in Africa ("A main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by bartering and collaboration, with the end-product, source-material, 'blueprints', and documentation available at no cost to the public." according to en.wikipedia) and generally on the topic of ICTs in Africa. ... [editors ilissAfrica]