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IDRC: Innovations for ICTs in Africa

December 4, 2009  »  VideoNo Comment

The Connectivity Africa program is funded by Canada’s IDRC. The main points of the video is to highlight what the organization provides for Africa.

  1. Connectivity & Health: The use of PDAs & access points in Uganda, telemedicine in Algeria allows videoconferencing between hospitals and rural communities, treating HIV patients in South Africa
  2. Internet for Universities: ‘Mesh networks’
  3. Connectivity & Universities: AfNOG and Ubuntunet
  4. Information Systems for Health: OASIS (Open Architecture and Standards for Information Systems in Health)
  5. Applications for Education: AVOIR and POLLES – open source software management, microfinance systems

Check out http://www.youtube.com/connectivityafrica for more.