Wireless technology

The wireless school connectivity project... a concrete outcome
The wireless school connectivity project... a concrete outcome 21 May 2008

The wireless school connectivity project is an initiative that has connected a secondary school in a poor township of Harare to the internet, using wireless technologies. The genesis of this project was a result of the wireless skills training workshop, which took place in Pretoria, South Africa in 2005 and was facilitated by APC. Muroro Dziruni of Connect Africa in Zimbabwe tells the story of how wireless technology can work in Africa, when everyone joins in and cooperates.

We want you! A call for your (mobile) expertise!
We want you! A call for your (mobile) expertise! 21 May 2008

APC-member SANGONeT and MobileActive.org invite you to contribute your expertise to MobileActive08 to take place from 13-15 October 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Evaluation of Wireless Workshops CWCA
Evaluation of Wireless Workshops CWCA 18 April 2008

Project Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa was implemented over a period of just over two years (from the end of 2004 to late 2006). It started out primarily as an initiative to gather knowledge and resources on community wireless connectivity. But, working with a network of partners to design the project, its eventual goals were to pilot face-to-face workshops, dev...

Mobile Phones Play Role in Zimbabwe
Mobile Phones Play Role in Zimbabwe 15 April 2008

It’s well-known that mobile phones are revolutionizing communications across the globe, particularly in developing countries where landline infrastructure is lacking in many rural and urban areas.

Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?
Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty? 14 April 2008

If you need to reach Jan Chipchase, the best, and sometimes only, way to get him is on his cellphone. The first time I spoke to him last fall, he was at home in his apartment in Tokyo.

Mobile phones and poverty reduction: Can this shortcut work in Latin America?
Mobile phones and poverty reduction: Can this shortcut work in Latin America? 02 April 2008

Mobile phones can be the way into the information society for lower income people and less developed regions. Some structural factors help: mobile phones do not require either electricity or special training and the costs of connectivity are much lower than those of landline telephones.

CANCELLED: Central European Workshop on Low-cost Wireless Broadband Internet Access in Rural and Remote Areas
CANCELLED: Central European Workshop on Low-cost Wireless Broadband Internet Access in Rural and Remote Areas 03 March 2008

Event cancelled! Aims of the Workshop This not-for-profit workshop will bring together experts from academia, government and industry. Its ultimate aim is to facilitate and accelerate inclusion of 100-million people living in rural communities into Global Information Society and global market through better use of available resources and harmonization of national regulations to avoid digital di...

Wireless training meeting
Wireless training meeting 03 March 2008

The meeting focused on discussing possible collaborative development of standardized training materials and curricula.

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) 23 January 2008

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively. WOUGNET’s vision is a society in which women are empowered through the use of ICTs for sustainable developme...

Wireless LAC (TRICALCAR)
Wireless LAC (TRICALCAR) 10 December 2007

TRICALCAR focuses on developing a series of training workshops on wireless connectivity in three Latin American regions.