World Bank funds IFMIS for The Gambia and Liberia

The World Bank has approved loan funding of a $5million Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS) to increase the Government of The Gambia’s capacity in public resource management. There are five components to the project: IFMIS rollout, interfaces and system training. Laying the groundwork for the introduction of new IFMIS applications. Communications and change […]

World e-Parliament Report 2010

The United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union have released the World e-Parliament Report 2010. The Report, prepared by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, intends to help legislatures to harness the potential benefits of ICT for their work and establish key goals and priorities for exploiting this valuable resource. While providing evidence of the […]

Why do IT projects fail?

“Most ICT4D projects fail as they aren’t based on a real demand or need from Africans themselves, rather they are driven by outside (EU/US) organisations.” Alex Little summarising Tim Unwin at e-learning Africa in Lusaka, 28 May 2010

Grameen puts mobile technology to the test

In early 2009 the Grameen Foundation went to Uganda with the idea of creating a fluid and effective two way communication channel between rural farmers and the world of agricultural experts, development agencies, traders and commercial players. Through this loop, rural small holder farmers would be given livelihood saving agricultural information generated by the experts […]

New soil information service for researchers and farmers

The African Soil Information System (AfSIS) is developing a map to show soil conditions across the continent. The service will help to identify the risk of soil degradation, how to prevent it and how to restore land where soil fertility is already depleted. AfSIS takes advantage of recent advances in digital soil mapping, remote sensing, […]

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