IHP+Results site monitors health aid effectiveness

IHP+Results is an excellent site leading the way in transparent reporting on aid effectiveness in the health sector. It is maintained by an independent consortium contracted to monitor the progress of the  International Health Partnership and Related Initiatives (IHP+). Launched in September 2007, the IHP+ aims to better harmonize donor funding commitments, and improve the […]

Kenya endorses International Computer Driving Licence

Kenya’s Information and Communications minister Samuel Poghisio has amended ICT policy guidelines to endorse the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) certification. This is a globally recognised certification designed to standardise end-user computer skills. Although a compliance deadline is yet to be issued, to remain in business, computer colleges will now have to offer courses leading […]

Kenya launches food security website

Kenya has launched an online food and agriculture statistical database as part of an ongoing project by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Dubbed CountrySTAT, the database aims at helping the country to effectively operate and maintain agricultural information systems. Agriculture Permanent Secretary Romano Kiome said the new system would help officials to plan agricultural […]

Conference focuses on access to legal information

The 10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, concludes today in Durban. Its theme is Global Free Access to Law and Developing Countries: Impact, Challenges and Networks. It is an initiative of the Legal Information Institutes worldwide that constitute the Free Access to Law Movement whose principles are enshrined in the Montreal Declaration on Free […]

$5m wasted on Kenyan National Social Security Fund

In 2006 the Kenyan National Social Security Fund (NSSF) launched a new human resource management, payroll and financial accounting system at a cost of Sh510 million. According to lead consultants Innovex DC it involved “implementation of, perhaps, the largest ICT infrastructure in the region”. This week the NSSF issued a new tender – to develop […]

Health Informatics grants

The Fogarty International Center, part of the US National Institutes of Health, today announced it will award more than $9.23 million to eight global health informatics programs over the next five years – two of them from Africa. The University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa will use its new award to develop research and training […]

Study on Internet Exchange Points

via  Balancing Act Africa’s Internet Exchange Points score well on lowering latency and local download speed but did not contribute to lowering of end-user costs, says new study from Balancing Act Issue no 474, 2 Oct. 2009 Those promoting Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in Africa (and Balancing Act was one of them) made several broad […]