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The author of the site, Ken Banks is the creator of FrontlineSMS, a mobile messaging application used by grassroots non-profit communities worldwide. Among others, the website offers a database which contains projects wordlwide using mobile phones for development project and the like. The site and its blog moreover offer a lot of articles and information connecting new technologies to anthropology, conservation and development. Ken Banks is computer scientist and later on studied at SOAS. Since the early 1990s he travelled a lot around different African countries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The author presents slides of some of her presentations about ICTD (Information and Communication Technologies and Development) with a focus on mobile phones and gender. [editors ilissAfrica]
The AfricaConnect project aims to establish a high-capacity Internet network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa to provide the region with a gateway to global research collaboration. AfricaConnect seeks to address the findings of the FEAST Study and the objectives and priorities of the ACP Connect Programme, to contribute to the modernisation and development of education and research in Sub-Saharan countries. The AfricaConnect project is coordinated by DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) and partnered by the UbuntuNet Alliance, representing the NRENs of East and Southern Africa. [according to site editor's information]....
"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]
Probably one of the first trials to establish a socalled "virtual research environment" in Africa (using e-mail, mailing lists, databases, file transfer, Internet Resource Guides etc.). The website offers access to the mails and other documents that were exchanged in the course of theses first trials starting 1994. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Campus Numérique Francophone de Bamako is a French programme that aims at supporting Malian university and research institutions in the use of new information and communication technologies. [editors ilissAfrica]