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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 Tanzanian Blog Awards site offers a long list of Tanzanian blogs. Unfortunately, the list ist not (yet?) sorted by categories. Only the nominated blogs can be browsed by category. The winning blogs are voted for online by the users of the website.The site offers articles in Swahili as well as in English. [editors ilissAfrica]
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]
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]
Website of the Nigerian University Libraries Consortium. This consortium mainly deals with question of access to online content (like e-journals, e-books, databases etc). Among others, you will find presentations held at a workshop on Open Access in Africa. [editors ilissAfrica]
Website of the South African Librariy and Information Consortium. This consortium mainly deals with question of access to online content (like e-journals, e-books, databases etc). Furthermore, you will find a newsletter. [editors ilissAfrica]