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    • CommentAuthorleilakaas
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2010
     
    A cool initiative and some interesting info. Check this out :o)


    -- Radio Ndeke Luka - Central African Republic (CAR)
    Radio Ndeke Luka (RNL) aims to provide humanitarian information to local CAR populations and to strengthen the local media environment through capacity building and training. RNL broadcasts news bulletins, magazines, and music programmes designed for the CAR population and other countries of the sub-region. The station also serves as a "bush telephone" for the local population of Bangui and its surroundings. RNL aims to: contribute to peace-keeping, to democratisation, and to economic and social development; highlight issues related to human rights, the search for peace, and initiatives in favour of peace; inform the population of the country; promote vocational training for journalists and technicians of CAR; and create a positive impact on local media.
    Contact: info@hirondelle.org
    http://www.comminit.com/en/node/134455/2754


    -- Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in Education for Development
    by Brian Gutterman, Shahreen Rahman, Jorge Supelano, Laura Thies, and Mai Yang
    This July 2009 paper explores the current state of how ICT is being used in education and how it can better benefit current and future users. Analysing examples of ICT in education (ICTE) from around the world, the authors share lessons learned and recommendations. For example: "Mobile devices extend desktop-based online learning into the mobile and wireless environment, students with personal mobile phones to access educational materials from anywhere at any time. Mobile technology also gives teachers a new means of education delivery, and allows them to connect with their students at anytime. Teachers in rural areas can interact with experts in developed countries in real-time using a basic mobile phone."
    http://www.comminit.com/en/node/308185/307


    -- The Perfect Device for the Developing World is Not the PC
    by Clive Longbottom
    This August 2009 article points out that computers are not part of the daily life of many people in less developed countries. As stated here, though markets in developing countries may have an increasing demand for personal computers (PCs) - more so than the markets in more saturated developed countries - the real demand and focus of simple and effective technology usage is the mobile telephone, which: needs less physical infrastructure ; has a lower cost than a PC and generally a higher level of environmental resistance than a PC; uses less power than a PC; and is not dependent on being tethered to a main power outlet. Furthermore, "the recycling of mobile phones is simple and cost effective."
    http://www.comminit.com/en/node/307998/307
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