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Empowering Women in Technology: Lessons from a Successful Woman Entrepreneur in Kenya Case Study No 10

"Over the past decade, Africa has experienced significant growth in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. This can be attributed to the willingness of African countries to realize the transformational potential of ICTs to boos...

Analyse et Mesure du Rythme de Diffusion et du dégre d'Utilisation des TIC chez les très Petites entreprises Sénégalaises / Analysis and Measurement of the Rate of Diffusion and Disruption of ICT Use in Very Small Senegalese Enterprises

The purpose of this work was to understand the behavior of very small businesses (TPEs) in ICT staffing. To this end, a data analysis was conducted to assess the rate of diffusion and the degree of ICT use in microenterprises. Similarly, the deter...

ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction: Empirical Evidence from East and Southern Africa

"The research reported in this volume was undertaken at a time when the poor were starting to take part in the information society through the usage of ICTs. Current stories were and still are encountered in the press every day on how the mobile p...

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2014

In ‘South Africa and South-South Approaches to Post-conflict Development in Africa’ since 1994, promoting cordial and strategic relations with other countries in the Global South has been a key objective of South Africa’s foreign policy. Until rec...

Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Climate Change Awareness in Seke and Murewa Districts of Zimbabwe

"This study seeks to explore the role of ICTs in climate change awareness in rural areas. It is based on a cross sectional study that was conducted in Seke and Murewa districts in Mashonaland East province of Zimbabwe. The findings indicate that t...

Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa

"Can digital information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization? We use a novel geo-referenced dataset for the entire African continent between 1998 and 2012 on the coverage of mobile phone signal together with geo-...

Can ICTs Increase Tax? Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

The widespread introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digitalised data management systems is one of the most important developments among African tax administrations in recent years. However, very little evidence is ...

Lagging ICT Adoption in SA Reflects Social and Economic Inequalities

Increasing Internet connections suggest a bridging of the digital divide yet, as more people are connected, digital inequality paradoxically increases. Inequality exists not only between people online and offline, but also between those who have t...

Botswana Telecommunications Limp a Decade after Policy changes

The telecommunication market in Botswana has experienced significant policy and regulatory changes over the last decade, which have not led to mobile market price reductions as expected. While the country seems to not have benefitted from the heav...

What is the State of Microwork in Africa? A View from Seven Countries

There has been considerable hype about the potential of online work to contribute to economic growth and development and ameliorate unemployment in Africa through the creation of jobs, particularly ‘decent work’, by freeing citizens from geographi...

The Cloud over Africa

Cloud computing is viewed as having the potential to significantly bolster economic growth through the provision of cost savings and efficiencies, including the cost of management of data and security. Some of the benefits of cloud computing coul...

Understanding Internet going Mobile: Internet Access and Use in Eleven African countries

While the 2007/08 African ICT access and use survey demonstrated alarmingly little access to the Internet on the continent, together with a large-scale absence of computers and smart phones, compounded by the high cost of connectivity, the mobile ...

The Case for Supporting Small-Scale Fisheries Governance Through ICT

Small-scale fisheries (SSFs) are an indispensable component of the fisheries sector, especially in developing nations. These fisheries face a variety of challenges, however, which have serious environmental, social and economic effects. This is of...

African Valleys and the Geopolitics of Innovation: Reality, Potential and Challenges

In a globalized world, the ability of countries to innovate is crucial to creating high levels of value added and enhancing economic competitiveness. Silicon Valley, USA, is a development model that many African countries seek to emulate by creati...

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