Congo’s Curse – Part 1 and 2

June 20, 2007

Part 1

Part 2

In 1998 war broke out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since then, ountless millions of people have been displaced, denied an education or access to health care. As many as four million people have lost their lives.

Podcasts courtesy of OneWorldTV.

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First Voice International on NHK TV Japan

June 6, 2007

DIWA Food Aid

May 25, 2007

Development Initiative of West Africa video for the information of donors to the charity.

Podcast Courtesy of the Islamic Education Trust.


IWA Orphan Aid

May 23, 2007

Development Initiative of West Africa video for the information of donors to the charity.

Podcast Courtesy of the Islamic Education Trust.


DIWA Education Aid

May 21, 2007

Development Initiative of West Africa video for the information of donors to the charity.

Podcast Courtesy of the Islamic Education Trust


SDC project examples in ICT4D

August 9, 2006

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The following projects in which the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is participating aim to provide rural populations in development cooperation countries with access to important information, encourage participation and promote the development of networks.

  • ICT Programme in Chernobyl
    Almost 20 years after the explosion of the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, the people in the region are still suffering the effects of the radioactive contamination. Access to objective, unbiased information about how to deal with such contamination is often difficult. That’s why the SDC is supporting the Internet site www.chernobyl.info which provides information about the catastrophe on 26 April 1986 and about current projects. The SDC is also carrying out computer projects in Belarus, the Ukraine and Russia to provide mainly young people with access to Internet and the information contained on it.
    The SDC project
  • CoseLearn, Africa
    CoseLearn is a programme supported by the SDC which promotes e-learning in several French-speaking countries of Africa including Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Tunisia. The project which started in July 2003 is setting up a virtual campus in more than 50 partner universities whereby cooperation among the participating institutions is to be strengthened.
    >>Download project sheet: (PDF, 16 KB) [en]
  • The farmer’s Post Radio, Bolivia
    This SDC supported project enables farmers in western Bolivia to sell their products at appropriate prices. The “Instituto de Capacitación del Oriente” collects information about prices on central markets and passes this important information by e-mail and finally radio to farmers who then know how much to ask for their products.
    >>Download project sheet: (PDF, 15 KB) [en]
  • Young Asia Television (peace programme), Sri Lanka
    Young Asia Television (YATV) is working in the field of peace promotion. The production team regularly broadcasts programmes in Tamil and Sinhala which report objectively on the conflict in Sri Lanka and on the peace efforts and peace initiatives in particular. >>Download project sheet: (PDF, 16 KB) [de] [fr]
  • Information Village Research Project
    The Information Village Research Project (IVRP) of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation is working to improve the living conditions of the farming communities in southern Indian through the specific use of information and communication technologies. Ten villages in the region of Pondicherry have been formed into a network and outfitted with Internet access.
    >>Download project sheet: (PDF, 16 KB) [de] [fr]
  • Mandate the Future.org , Sri Lanka
    Mandate the Future is an Internet platform specialized in sustainable development. It focuses particularly on youth organizations in the south by giving them a platform on which to exchange information, experiences and knowledge and through which they can gain a greater voice in public and political life.
    >>Download project sheet: (PDF, 15 KB) [de] [fr]

The World Summit on the Information Society website contains information about other ICT4D projects and initiatives as well as news about progress in building the information society.


Additional Information and Documents

WSIS Stocktaking – Global database of ICT4D initiatives and projects
http://www.itu.int/wsis/stocktaking/scripts/search.asp

Highlight courtesy of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation


Vodcast: Akash Jamra is a member of the Gyandoot e-club.

August 7, 2006

Akash Jamra, 15, is a member of the Gyandoot e-club at the co-educational School of Excellence, Dhar and gives a short account of why he finds using a computer useful. (:30)

Please note – the videos below are such that you need a 128K line or better to stream them. Depending on how your computer is set up you may be offered an option to download or stream. If you have a slow connection we recommend downloading them. If you are not offered the download option and they are not streaming, please right click on your mouse and choose the option ‘save target as’ and then play them.

Vodcast courtesy of Sustainable ICTs