Tag Archives: Kenya

Market Information Systems – Public or Private Provision?

Recently, we came heard about a new service in Ghana, CocoaLink, which is a partnership between the World Cocoa Foundation, Ghana Cocoa Board and the Hershey Foundation (USA). From marketing to health advice, Cocoa Link provides cocoa farmers with information … Continue reading

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Microsoft Helps Digitalizing Curriculums in Kenya

The global leader in software technology, Microsoft, has been working in coordination with African governments, educators, and NGO’s for many years now to enhance the robustness and efficiency of their educational systems using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Microsoft’s initiatives … Continue reading

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Substance and Style: Information Content for Education

Jay Chen is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at NYU Abu Dhabi and affiliated with the Center for Technology and Economic Development. Read below about Jay’s take on ICT for Education and his research in the field. In … 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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Mobile Phone for Agriculture and Insurance in Africa

Here’s another thorough overview of how mobile phones are playing a vital role in agriculture and trade in Africa. Beyond Esoko in Ghana, several other organizations and companies are using mobile technology to improve access to information about crops and … Continue reading

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SMS Find

As was mentioned in our first post, CTED is involved with numerous projects in the UAE and throughout the world. Today’s post will focus on one: SMS Find, an SMS-based search service that has been deployed in Nairobi, Kenya by … Continue reading

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