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Internet: Opening a door to development for the rural population in Paraguay

MONTEVIDEO 9 March 2009 (Natalia Uval for APCNews)

One hundred institutions in rural areas of Paraguay with access to the internet. Poor indigenous communities experiencing contact with the world beyond their local surroundings for the first time ever. These are just a few snapshots of the outcomes achieved by Oportunet, a project launched in 2007 in Paraguay that has demonstrated the potential of the internet as a door to economic and social development in the poorest communities.

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Tips for setting up wireless internet where there are few resources

MONTEVIDEO 27 October 2008 (KAH for APCNews)

“The principles that I learned in the APC workshop helped me work in resource-constrained environments,” says Alex Gondwe, techie at the Baobab Health Partnership in Malawi. Alex is setting up wireless internet connections between health institutions to improve patient care and HIV/AIDS data collection and he shares his tips here.

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Joseph Sekiku

Joseph Sekiku

Photo taken by Ian Howard

Tricalcar map FR

Tricalcar map FR

Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project – FR

Mapa de regiones de Tricalcar

Mapa de regiones de Tricalcar

Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project – Spanish

Tricalcar map EN

Tricalcar map EN

Map of regions covered by Tricalcar project

Seven new modules on community wireless connectivity

LIMA 23 July 2008 (FD for APCNews)

As part of the TRICALCAR project a set of seven new training modules, which the WILAC network is pleased to share with its African counterpart, has been made available. The modules range from WiMax to energy for telecommunications systems, visiting VoIP, long distance wireless links and community, gender and technology on the way. There are even sustainability strategies and network planning modules.

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ConnectAfrica - Kwayedza Secondary School wifi project - Students Using the Network

ConnectAfrica - Kwayedza Secondary School wifi project - Students Using the Network

Wireless projects by participants of the Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa project.
By Muroro Dziruni, Connect Africa – Zimbabwe
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ConnectAfrica - Kwayedza Secondary School wifi project - Installing Equipment

ConnectAfrica - Kwayedza Secondary School wifi project - Installing Equipment

Wireless projects by participants of the Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa project.
By Muroro Dziruni, Connect Africa – Zimbabwe
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