Several articles by Dr Essono about education, languages and new information and communication technologies in Africa and especially in Cameroon. For more information about the author see: http://www.msha.fr/cemic/grem/cv/onguene.htm. [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]
The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) is a multi-donor programme that supports the development of markets for renewable energy in Africa. It was launched by more than 35 African and European Ministers and Commissioners under the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)[according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
"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]
"Nii Simmond ['s blog] is focused on Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa. He speaks at frequent events and conferences throughout the year about sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation in science & engineering, and financial innovations in Africa. His Blog, Nubian Cheetah seeks to inform those who have an intrinsic interest in Africa's sustainable development with regards to innovation, technology, business, venture capital and sustainable entrepreneurship." ... [according to site editor’s information]
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 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]