Interoperability of health systems using OpenHIE

The fundamental basis of interoperability is in harmonizing the context with which information is collected in so that it’s broadly reusable to a much larger set of stakeholders. The OpenHIE architecture supports interoperability by creating a framework that maximally leverages health information standards, enables flexible implementation by country partners, and supports interchangeability of individual components. […]

Data available from Research ICT Africa 

Research ICT Africa conducts public-interest research on ICT policy and regulation that responds to national, regional and continental needs. It provides African researchers, governments, regulators, operators, multilateral institutions, development agencies, community organizations and trade unions with the information and analysis required to develop innovative and appropriate policies, effective implementation and successful network operations that can […]

Information and Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa  (INASSA)

The Information and Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (INASSA) program focuses on producing and sharing credible, high-quality evidence on the influence of digital initiatives in governance, science, learning, and entrepreneurship. The program disseminates and shares knowledge to enhance policy dialogues and practices on the networked society in developing countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. […]

Mobile message app for pregnant women launched in India

The National Health Mission in the Indian state of Haryana has launched a mobile messaging system to create awareness among pregnant women, parents and health workers on the importance of ante and post natal care, institutional delivery and immunisation. From the second trimester of pregnancy till the child is one-year-old, the application will deliver 72 […]

World Bank 2011 Assessment of Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) Applications

This 2011 World Bank study – Comparative Assessment of Software Programs for the Development of Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) Applications – was a forerunner to the Bank creating its own solution. The World Bank, national statistics offices, and other institutions are keenly interested in moving from household surveys based on paper-and-pen interviewing (PAPI) to those based on […]

FAO launches Water Productivity Open-access portal (WaPOR)

FAO has today launched the beta version of a new Water Productivity Open-access of Remotely sensed portal (WaPOR) to monitor and report on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East. It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area […]

How good is Southern Africa extractives data? 

The Mineral Governance Barometer from Southern Africa Resource Watch contains this observation in its introduction. Despite increasing attention to mineral governance, our ability to compare the records of Southern African countries systematically has remained limited. Some studies offer sweeping analyses of the adverse consequences of failed resource governance throughout Africa (Bond 2006; Burgis 2015; Kabemba 2013). Others provide […]

Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2017

Innovation Africa Digital Summit 25 – 27 April 2017, Kampala The IAD summit will be attended by a unique blend of around 300 high level decision makers from across Africa, including those people responsible for the development and implementation of Smart public sector projects e.g Smart Cities, Smart Government, Smart Healthcare, Smart Education. These CIOs, […]

Innovation Africa 2017

Innovation Africa 2017 is firmly established as the continent’s number one high level ministerial forum where industry partners enjoy pre-scheduled meetings and committed engagement with ministers and senior government officials from over 40 countries. It is Africa’s “must participate” event for education, innovation & ICT. 23-25 October, Maputo

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