Monthly Archives: June 2011

Going green, literally, at school in Al Ain

The Liwa International School in Al Ain, UAE has made the green movement a part of its foundations, or rather walls. The school embarked last year on an ambitious plan to green the building – covering the walls in plants, … Continue reading

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Dubai hotel turns to solar energy

The easyHotel in Dubai was built with an eye to several key energy efficiency features, reducing its energy usage by about 19%. The budget hotel has over 60 solar collectors on its roof to heat water in the building. Many … Continue reading

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New mobile health partnership in South Africa

A press release announced a new partnership between Hong Kong-based company Artificial Life, Inc. and M-Health Middle East. The partnership will bring mobile health services and products to the region and will be based from an office outside of Capetown. … Continue reading

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One woman’s experiences with ICT for Development in Kenya

Interesting profile on Edith Ofwona, a program specialist at the International Development Research Center (IDRC) in Nairobi, and her experiences with ICT for Development in the region.

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UAE leads region in tech

A report by the World Economic Forum found the United Arab Emirates to lead the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) in information and communications technology (ICT) readiness. Several factors contributed to this ranking among which are a series … Continue reading

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Kenya leading ICT usage in the region

A new survey shows that Kenya leads Eastern Africa in cell phone usage and suggests that consumers in the country might be open to new mobile technology. TNS International, which conducted the survey, found that Kenyans are more likely to … Continue reading

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India to commit 860K to Ghanaian ICT development

The Times of India reports on a recent deal signed for the government of India to invest $860,000 to develop information and communications technology in Ghana. The money and expertise will be invested in the Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre … Continue reading

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