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African ICT YouTube video roundup, October 2012 (Part 3 of 3)

October 31, 2012  »  VideoNo Comment

Here are the final 20 of 60 video segments from January to October that relay stories of African Internet development (in no particular order). The country or area of focus for each is in bold:

  1. Oral Ofori narrates this video on Wikimedia Ghana, a non-profit committed to the development of free educational materials. It is a chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  2. eLearning Africa 2012, the continent’s largest gathering of high-level policy makers, decision makers, and practitioners from education, business and government, attracted close to 1,500 participants with a total of 66 countries represented. The event was held in Cotonou, Benin, from May 23rd – 25th.
  3. VOA’s Paul Ndiho reports on how youth in Equatorial Guinea are using the Internet.
  4. David Rowan, speaking at the Lift Conference, thinks Africa is the next place where great technological innovations will happen. He explains how startup entrepreneurs should move there.
  5. An SXSW 2013 panel, “Africa or Bust! Content, Monetization, Opportunity” will look at how the Internet can improve society.
  6. Jim Teicher founded CyberSmart Africa to address the challenge of bringing 21st century learning to schools with poor infrastructure. He recently gave a TEDx Talk.
  7. The United Nations Development Programme produced multiple videos for Social Good Day, held in Nairobi, Kenya and Mogadishu, Somalia in September 2012.
  8. Sega Silicon Valley teaches ICT skills to 100 students in rural Kenya. 500 students have been trained in the past two years.
  9. A farmer comments on an ICT for development project done by Christian Aid. The project, done in Mbeere, Kenya, uses mobile phone technology to notify farmers of weather updates.
  10. The Internet Society has uploaded a selection of videos from both the 3rd African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF3) and Kenya Internet Governance Forum 2012 (Kenya IGF).
  11. VOA’s Paul Ndiho reports from South Africa on how the internet connectivity is spurring the growth of many African economies, but major infrastructure improvements are needed to meet the rising demand for fast and reliable broadband.
  12. A project in South Africa is using solar power to bring internet to people in the township of Alexandra. The prototype will hopefully soon be used in other areas.
  13. Selected as “African Solar Project of the Year,” Samsung is working to bring Solar Power Internet Schools to millions of students in Africa. The initiative is part of Samsung’s Corporate Social Responsibility.
  14. Mobile Web East Africa was held in Nairobi, Kenya in February 2012. Representatives of Afrinnovator, iHub, A24 Media, Green Dreams, and Afroes are interviewed in this clip.
  15. A World Bank blog hosts an interview with Dr. Tim Kelly, Senior ICT Policy Specialist, on the transformational use of information and communication technologies in Africa.
  16. In Egypt, Family Internet Day, sponsored by Google, encourages parents to share the Internet with their children.
  17. CyberAfrica TV, chats with the President of Nigeria Internet Group about Nigeria‘s next telecoms revolution – broadband connectivity.
  18. Startup Weekend Réunion posted 11 videos from their October 2012 event.
  19. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a video speech at DEMO Africa. She also launched the Apps4Africa competition.
  20. YooMee Cameroon launches Wi-Fi broadband for the campus of University of Douala.