DOT-COMments e-newsletter banner
 
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

Botswana
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

Cameroon
 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

Democratic Republic of the Congo
 

Title: Community Education Facilitators in DRC Build on Local Strengths
Issue: December 2005, Issue 14
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, dot-EDU’s Improving Basic Education/Stratégies Intégrées pour une Education Equitable et de Qualité (SIEEQ) project has been working to 1) improve the quality of basic education through innovative teacher training; 2) provide teachers and students with increased access to learning materials, textbooks, and kits; 3)increase community participation in education, management and outreach activities; and 4)increase and improve girls' participation in school. A previous article brought attention to the issue of women's empowerment. This article focuses on activities supporting community involvement in children’s education and the role of community education facilitators.
View Article

 

Title: Community Resource and Learning Center (CRLC) Inauguration in DR Congo
Issue: Winter 2003, Issue 6
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: July 2003 -- "This is inauguration fever" commented one excited staff member of the newly-opened Community Resource and Learning enter (CRLC) in the Vanga Mission, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

After much anticipation, the Community Resource and Learning Center was inaugurated on July 12, 2003. This Center is located in Vanga, a rural community of approximately 3000 people on the banks of the Kwilu River in Bandundu Province.

View Article

 

Title: ICTs without the Internet
Issue: September 2006, Issue 17
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: It is often assumed that all ICT initiatives must have Internet components. However, in resource challenged environments such as the D.R. Congo (DRC) and Macedonia, experience has shown that much can be done with interactive technologies to support education without access to the Internet.
View Article

 

Title: Risk and Innovation for Improved Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: dot-EDU, via the Education Development Center (EDC) and the Academy for Educational Development (AED), is developing models of how to improve the quality and dissemination of education through information and broadcast technology in a country with limited infrastructure and resources.Small child writing on a blackboard at Kibu-Manza primary school. Photo by Jan Visser Working in the communities of Vanga and Luozi, this project is building the ability to break the cycle of rote learning, and help these areas develop creative ways to address the serious lack of educational materials and teacher training, in a low cost environment.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

 

Title: Women's Literacy and Technology in Vanga - A New World of Opportunities
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: Women in the community of Vanga, in the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo are coming to the Community Resource Learning Center to enhance their literacy skills and learn how to use the Internet with the help of a local trainer and ICT champion, Marie-Jeanne wa Musiti.
View Article

Ethiopia
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

Ghana
 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

Kenya
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Pushing the Envelope on eGovernment - dot-GOV
Issue: October 2005, Issue 13
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: eGovernment is changing the very nature of government interaction with citizens. Read more and learn how USAID is involved in eGovernment through the dot-GOV mechanism and where there are significant new opportunities.
View Article

 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

Lesotho
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

Madagascar
 

Title: Pushing the Envelope on eGovernment - dot-GOV
Issue: October 2005, Issue 13
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: eGovernment is changing the very nature of government interaction with citizens. Read more and learn how USAID is involved in eGovernment through the dot-GOV mechanism and where there are significant new opportunities.
View Article

Malawi
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

Mali
 

Title: Academic Computing at the University of Bamako, Mali
Issue: Winter 2002, Issue 2
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: The Educational Exchange with the University of Bamako Project will enhance the university's capacity to administer its IT network, and to help faculty and students use this network for academic purposes. Nineteen Internet-connected computer labs for teachers and students will open in November at the University of Bamako.
View Article

 

Title: Gender Strategies in dot-ORG Projects
Issue: May 2005, Issue 11
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: What do dot-ORG projects in Mali, Brazil, Macedonia and Uganda have in common beyond the fact that they all involve the provision of some form of information technology? They have all designed strategies that take gender into account, strategies that ensure that women have the same opportunities as men to access and utilize information technology.
View Article

 

Title: Halls of Knowledge Open to Communities in Three Malian Cities
Issue: Spring/Summer 2004, Issue 7
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: May 5th - 7th, 2004 saw the official inaugurations of three new Community Learning and Information Centers (CLICs) in Bougouni, Kadiolo and Segou, Mali. These three centers are part of a USAID/Mali funded initiative to open 13 public access telecenters across Mali.
View Article

 

Title: Mali – CLIC Regional Training to Build on Sustainability Efforts
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: In order to strengthen the network of Community Learning and Information Centers (CLICs), regional training has taken place to ensure that the CLIC managers and staff have the necessary tools to collect and analyze data that will enhance sustainability.
View Article

 

Title: Mali: Selected Snapshots of the 12,000 CLIC Clients (dot-ORG)
Issue: March 2005, Issue 10
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: After 10 months of operation, most of the Community Learning and Information Centers that were established under the dot-ORG pilot funded by USAID/Mali are taking off. Early challenges in building a client base and establishing reliable Internet connections have been overcome, yet other challenges remain ahead.
View Article

 

Title: Malian Telecommunications Officials Discuss Pivotal Issues with US Counterparts
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: At the request of the Leland Initiative, dot-GOV worked with the Department of State International Visitor Program to assist in the visit of key Malian telecommunications officials in Washington, DC. In January 2003, dot-GOV organized several meetings for Mr. Mobido Camara, Committee for Regulation of Telecommunications (CRT), Mr. Baly Sissoko, National Television, and Mr. Hassane Diombele, National Committee for Access to State Media. Among other venues, the three visited the Federal Communications Commission, a private mobile operator, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), a local radio station, and other US telecom-related private sector and non-governmental organizations.
View Article

 

Title: Twelve CLICs to Economic, Social, and Political Growth in Mali
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: In response to the development challenges that Malians face, USAID/Mali, through the dot-ORG project and AED, is enabling local NGOs, teacher training centers, local mayoral offices, rural development parastatals, and private radio stations, to establish and operate at least 12 Community Learning and Information Centers (CLICs) across the country. These multi-purpose centers will provide reliable public access to a wide range of development-related information through computers, the Internet and other technologies.
View Article

Mozambique
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

Namibia
 

Title: Going the Extra Mile in Namibia: The Importance of Supports
Issue: June 2006, Issue 16
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: In Namibia, USAID has been supporting the integration of information technology in education since 2001, with a succession of projects that have provided teachers and Primary Teachers' College instructors with the ongoing human, technical and curricular support necessary to help teachers effectively use and integrate ICTs into instruction. This article provides an overview of the types of human, educational and technical support that has been provided in recent years through the earlier LearnLink project and more recent dot-EDU projects.
View Article

 

Title: ICT Forum in Namibia
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The USAID/Namibia Mission, assisted by the USAID/RCSA funded Southern African Development Community Information Policy Regulation Support Project (SIPRS) policy & regulatory team of Brian Goulden and Riley Allen (Internews Network), supported the new Namibian Communications Commission with a three-day workshop on current and future trends in ICT. The workshop took place 10-13 February 2003.
View Article

 

Title: Initiative for Namibian Educational Technology (iNET) Kicks Off
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: The Initiative for Namibian Educational Technology (iNET) USAID cooperative agreement, was recently signed and kicked off by dot-EDU Deputy Director, Steve Dorsey, and E-Learning Specialist, Kelly Morphy, in Windhoek in early March. iNET is part of Namibia's National Institute for Educational Development's Educational Development and Support Network. Designed to speed the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within the Namibian education system, iNET will work both at the school and Ministerial level to foster the development of technology champions and improve ICT policies throughout Namibia
View Article

 

Title: Online Professional Development Changing Education Perceptions and Practices in Namibia
Issue: Spring/Summer 2004, Issue 7
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: Through the USAID/Namibia-funded Initiative for Namibian Education Technology (iNET), dot-EDU is providing professional development to Namibian teachers using online education. Via access to the web-based Teaching to Standards with New Technologies (TSNT) course and asynchronous communication with instructors and peers, Namibian teachers in the National Institute for Educational Development (NIED) are learning how to use technology to improve their education abilities.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

Niger
 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

Nigeria
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Universal/Rural Access Moves Forward in Nigeria
Issue: Spring/Summer 2004, Issue 7
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Nigerians are plagued by lack of access to affordable telephones, especially in rural areas. To resolve this problem, dot-GOV, through the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), is helping support policy development and implementation of a regulatory framework for private sector-driven telecommunications systems in rural and underserved areas.
View Article

 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

 

Title: WiderNet Digital Library for African Universities via Satellite
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: African universities face a huge bottleneck in accessing the wide variety of educational materials needed for high quality education and research. Through the WiderNet project, this bottleneck is being unblocked, through the ability to access and share digital educational materials via satellite. WiderNet is also training African library staff to digitize their materials so that African research and collections can be shared around the world.
View Article

Rwanda
 

Title: All Three "dots" Work in Rwanda
Issue: Fall 2002, Issue 1
DOT: DOT-COM
Summary: All three DOT-COM Alliance members are working in Rwanda to help strengthen the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in government, education, and broad development through three different projects.
View Article

 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Building the Multi-sector Regulatory Agency (ARM) in Rwanda
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: dot-GOV is in the final phase of the Telecommunications and Information Technology sector - Legal and Regulatory Reform project, funded by USAID/Rwanda. Under this project, dot-GOV and the Government of Rwanda (GOR) have worked together to establish the Rwandan Multi-sector Regulatory Agency (ARM), with jurisdiction over several market sectors including telecommunications and energy.
View Article

 

Title: Community Internet Centers Give Rwanda Access to Information
Issue: Winter 2003, Issue 6
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: Two community Internet centers (CIC) in Rwanda are providing their local communities vital access to information for both professional and personal uses. These telecenters in Nyanza and Gitarma were opened in partnership with USAID/Rwanda, dot-ORG and local entrepreneurs. They are privately operated, using a sustainable for-profit model to ensure they remain active after the startup project funding ends.
View Article

 

Title: Enhancing Democratization in Rwanda through New Voter Registration Cards
Issue: Spring/Summer 2004, Issue 7
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: USAID/Rwanda has contributed significantly to the democratization process in Rwanda through a two-year dot-ORG project to strengthen the capacity of the Rwandan National Electoral Commission (NEC) via information and communications technologies (ICTs). Implemented by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), dot-ORG is working with the NEC to create and maintain a national voter database, print fraud-resistant voter registration cards, network regional Commission offices, and pilot hand-held computers to collect and validate voter registration information.
View Article

 

Title: From Voter Registration to Health Monitoring - Handheld Computers for Development - dot-ORG
Issue: October 2005, Issue 13
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: In developing country contexts, handheld computer applications are starting to show their benefits across development sectors. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and other types of handheld computers offer considerable advantages over desktops or even laptops. Read more to learn about specific projects dot-ORG has been involved in...
View Article

 

Title: ICTs Supporting Democracy in Rwanda through Capacity Building at the National Electoral Commission
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: The USAID-funded dot-ORG project in Rwanda is actively engaged in improving the speed, accuracy and transparency of the country's election management system. This work forms a vital part of strengthening Rwanda's electoral process and overall democratization and good governance efforts.
View Article

 

Title: Legal and Regulatory Reform in Rwanda's Telecommunications and Information Technology Sector
Issue: Winter 2002, Issue 2
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Great progress has been made since the last consultancy ended in July 2002, which outlined the organization and job descriptions of the new regulatory agency. The Rwandan Government (GOR) has named a Managing Director, Mr. François Mutembere, who was formerly the Governor of the Rwandan National Bank. Seven individuals (including two women) have also been named to the Board of Directors. This action by the GOR means the administrative and operational development of the regulator can continue.
View Article

 

Title: Local Entrepreneurial Skills & Sustainability in Rwanda’s Community Internet Centers
Issue: January 2005, Issue 9
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: This article describes entrepreneurship training that was provided to the managers of Community Internet Centers (CICs) in Rwanda. The purpose of the training was to ensure that the CIC managers had the skills to run the CICs as profit-making enterprises.
View Article

 

Title: Testing Hand-held Computers for Voter Registration in Rwanda
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: dot-ORG has been working with the Rwandan National Electoral Commission (NEC) to strengthen the capacity of the NEC via information and communication technologies (ICTs). This support has included working with the NEC to create and maintain a national voter database, print fraud- resistant voter registration cards, network regional Commission offices, and pilot hand-held computers to collect and validate voter registration information. This article focuses on the field testing of the hand-held computers for voter registration.
View Article

 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

South Africa
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: dot-ORG & Intel Collaborate for Sustainable Computer Clubhouses
Issue: Winter 2002, Issue 2
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: The dot-ORG project is investing some of its pilot project funds to collaborate with Intel Computer Clubhouses in Brazil and South Africa to design and test strategies and business plans that may enable these Clubhouse and other types of public access centers become sustainable enterprises. To facilitate this collaborative pilot project, Intel and the Academy for Educational Development (AED) signed a memorandum of understanding in October 2002.
View Article

 

Title: Launch of dot-ORG/Intel Computer Clubhouses in South Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: dot-ORG/Intel Collaborative Project To Develop Strategies for Sustaining and Expanding Computer Clubhouses in Brazil and South Africa was officially launched in South Africa on February 14th by Eric Rusten (Deputy Director, dot-ORG), Phil Christensen (Country Director, AED South Africa), Parthy Chetty, (Education Manager, Intel South Africa), and representatives from the two NGOs that are establishing three Clubhouses in the Johannesburg area.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

Sudan
 

Title: Information for All: The Sudan Independent Radio Service (SIRS)
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: With support from USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), the Sudan Independent Radio Service (SIRS) was developed by the Education Development Center (EDC) through the dot-EDU initiative. The SIRS will provide Sudanese living in the country and in the East African region with information containing no bias toward race, nationality, religious or political affiliation, opinion or gender. Strict political neutrality and independence in program development and partner selection are its credos.
View Article

 

Title: Learning New Approaches to Teaching in Southern Sudan: One Veteran Teacher's Experience
Issue: January 2007, Issue 18
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: Part of USAID’s effort to improve education in Southern Sudan, Learning Village uses the radio to reach learners, broadcasting daily lessons in local language literacy, English literacy, and mathematics. The program, called SSIRI (Southern Sudan Interactive Radio Instruction), is part of the USAID funded dot-EDU initiative led by EDC. dot-EDU focuses on the innovative use of technology to support teaching and learning.
View Article

Swaziland
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

Uganda
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Applying the Bangladesh Village Phone Program to Uganda in support of Women Entrepreneurs
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: The Academy for Educational Development/dot-ORG, Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) Uganda, a network of microfinance institutions, and the Grameen Technology Center along with its other investors, are partnering to launch Village Phone Uganda (VPU).
View Article

 

Title: Deploying Low-Energy ICT – A technical overview
Issue: February 2006, Issue 15
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: This article is a follow up to a brief article that appeared in the December DOT-COMments, "Low- energy Internet for Education - Where Electricity is a Challenge", which described an effort to set up a low-power rural technology lab in Uganda. This article responds to requests from readers for a technical overview of the project.
View Article

 

Title: Gender Strategies in dot-ORG Projects
Issue: May 2005, Issue 11
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: What do dot-ORG projects in Mali, Brazil, Macedonia and Uganda have in common beyond the fact that they all involve the provision of some form of information technology? They have all designed strategies that take gender into account, strategies that ensure that women have the same opportunities as men to access and utilize information technology.
View Article

 

Title: ICT for Teacher Professional Development in Uganda – Findings from an Impact and Scalability Assessment
Issue: September 2006, Issue 17
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: At the request of the Ministry of Education and Sports of Uganda, USAID funded an impact and scalability assessment of ICT for teacher professional development” under the dot-EDU Leader Award managed by the Education Development Center (EDC). This article synthesizes the findings.
View Article

 

Title: Low-energy Internet for Education – Where Electricity is a Challenge
Issue: December 2005, Issue 14
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On December 8, 2005, dot-EDU set up a low-cost, low-energy using lab in rural Uganda that may be just the solution for places where electrical problems (surges, brief cuts, and brownouts) tend to damage ICT equipment.
View Article

 

Title: Primary Teacher-Training gets Connect-ED in Uganda
Issue: Spring/Summer 2004, Issue 7
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: Through the Connectivity for Educator Development (Connect-ED) project, USAID/Uganda is supporting the reform and expansion of the primary teacher-training program by providing computer access and training at eight core primary teacher colleges throughout Uganda.
View Article

 

Title: Strategies to Cross the Gender Digital Divide
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: DOT-COM
Summary: Information and communication technology (ICT) offers potent tools to overcome obstacles women and girls typically face, and opens new opportunities in education, political participation, health care, and income generation. For example, ICT bridges communication barriers by allowing women to access many of these opportunities without having to leave their homes, villages, or communities. To realize this potential, ICT activities must recognize and address gender differences that affect ICT access, usage, and benefits. Recognition of these barriers starts at the policy level and continues through to final evaluation. Without such explicit consideration of gender equity, ICT activities may inadvertently exacerbate rather than bridge the gender digital divide.
View Article

 

Title: Technology Centers in Ugandan Teacher Training Colleges Take Major Step toward Sustainability
Issue: January 2005, Issue 9
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: The second phase of the Connect-ED project which started in October 2003 had a strong emphasis on ensuring the sustainability of computer labs. Until recent discussions and the decision of the Ministry of Education and Sports to allow the Primary Teachers’ Colleges (PTCs) to charge student fees for the labs, the PTCs alternative means for funding recurring costs once project funding ends were very limited.
View Article

 

Title: Using Cellular Phones in Uganda for Rural Income Generation and More
Issue: Spring/Summer 2004, Issue 7
DOT: dot-ORG
Summary: Under the Village Phone Uganda (VPU) Project, Grameen Foundation USA has teamed up with MTN Uganda to extend cell phone coverage throughout rural Uganda. dot-ORG is working with Grameen on strategic planning, training and monitoring and evaluation of the program.
View Article

United Republic of Tanzania
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

Zambia
 

Title: An Innovative Approach to ICT and Telecom Regulation and Policy in Africa
Issue: Fall 2003, Issue 5
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: Academics, regulators, policymakers and operators from 17 nations met during the last week of May and the first week of June, 2003 in Gaborone, Botswana, to mark the inauguration of NetTel Safari, a two week conference hosted by the [email protected] (Network for Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange in the Telecommunications Sector) Project.
View Article

 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article

 

Title: Using Radio and IT to Build Community in Africa
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: On January 17, 2003, dot-EDU hosted a group of visiting radio journalists from Africa for a day-long workshop on "Building a Sense of Community in African Countries through Radio and Information Technology (IT)."
View Article

 

Title: Zambia Interactive Radio Instruction Reaches Out-of-School Children
Issue: Summer 2003, Issue 4
DOT: dot-EDU
Summary: For more than 25 years, Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) has been used to improve the quality of learning in classrooms. In Zambia, it is going beyond this intial purpose to deliver basic education to out-of-school children, especially orphans and other vulnerable children, in community learning centers
View Article

Zimbabwe


 

Title: Supporting Regional Telecommunication Associations: Interview with Brian Goulden
Issue: Fall 2004, Issue 8
DOT: dot-GOV
Summary: The SIPRS project provided technical assistance and capacity building to the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (TRASA). Brian Goulden, former SIPRS project director, spoke with DOT-COM about the role of TRASA as a regional regulatory association...
View Article