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Communication sector hailed for revitalising economy

Communication sector hailed for revitalising economy

THE communication sector has been commended for leading other sectors in improving the country’s economy. Opening a communication sector workers council meeting in Dar es Salaam over the weekend, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Prof Faustin Kamuzora, said it occupies the second place in growth.

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Could IT really cut EU emissions by over a third?

Could IT really cut EU emissions by over a third?

BT report argues wider use of ICT in business has potential to bring significant carbon emissions cut, as well as a £525bn economic boost

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Coding for a Green UB: Fostering Civic Entrepreneurship and Green Growth Innovation in Mongolia

Coding for a Green UB: Fostering Civic Entrepreneurship and Green Growth Innovation in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, has an ongoing problem: it’s regularly listed among the world’s most-polluted cities. On the other hand, it has a relatively young and tech-savvy population with high connectivity and smartphone penetration. Herein lies a unique opportunity.

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G-7 information and communication technology envoys vow an open Internet at Takamatsu meeting

Group of Seven ministers in charge of information and communication technology (ICT)agreed Saturday to seek private sector involvement in policymaking to ensure an open Internet, a move apparently aimed at countering government-led online restrictions in countries such as China and Russia.

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WSIS Forum: Support For General Assembly Decisions On Internet Governance

WSIS Forum: Support For General Assembly Decisions On Internet Governance

Support from information and communication technology for implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 is the programmatic topic of the first post-WSIS+10 edition of the World Summit Information Society Forum (WSIS Forum), taking place this week.

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Creating Synergy: ‘Smart citizens to be a crucial part of Smart City plan’

Creating Synergy: ‘Smart citizens to be a crucial part of Smart City plan’

The mission focuses on the technology overlaying the basic infrastructure that will be built in right places and in sufficient quantity in the cities.

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LCCI urges FG to implement policies that will grow ICT

LCCI urges FG to implement policies that will grow ICT

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called on the Federal Government to implement policies that would drive the growth in the Information Communication sector of the country.

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Nigeria: Firm Empowers Youths Through Online Project MGT

An ICT firm, Career Insights, a subsidiary of Digital Bananas Technology, is poised to curb the problem of unemployment in the country by creating an online platform for youths to gain practical work experience in project management or business analysis on a voluntary basis after being trained by a team of digital project management and business analysis experts.

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Government ICT executives see bright future for IoT

Government ICT executives see bright future for IoT

THE entry of Internet of Things (IoT) in the third installment of a start-up contest is expected by the government to generate innovative ideas, especially from young consumers.

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Dialling-in Can Revolutionise the Fight Against Poverty

Dialling-in Can Revolutionise the Fight Against Poverty

For generations, street selling at traffic intersections has been a familiar sight in Africa. People trade fruit, vegetables and clothing through car windows on a daily basis. It is their business.

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How ICT innovation can help farmers improve productivity

How ICT innovation can help farmers improve productivity

IT appears there is some hesitance in embracing the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the agricultural sector in Zimbabwe.

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Blogging for women in agriculture

Blogging for women in agriculture

Marthe Montcho tells us how she set up her blog in Benin to showcase agricultural innovations and raise the profile of women in the agriculture sector.

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Focusing on Future of Food: What’s Next for Global Agricultural Research?

Focusing on Future of Food: What’s Next for Global Agricultural Research?

Kwesi Atta-Krah is the Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) – a program led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

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Meet the women ‘Instapreneurs’ of Kuwait

Meet the women ‘Instapreneurs’ of Kuwait

It would be fair to say that women in Kuwait are making significant progress towards changing their status and contributing to the growth of the economy. According to the World Bank Gender Statistics Data Bank, 45 percent of women in the country have contributed to the labour force, and that was in 2013. In addition to that, the number of firms owned by women reached 13 percent in 2014, according to The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 conducted by the World Economic Forum.

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Rwanda prepares to host its first World Economic Forum on Africa

Rwanda prepares to host its first World Economic Forum on Africa

ere is anticipation and excitement in the air in Rwanda, as the country gears up to host the 26th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa from May 11-13. This is the first time a WEF summit is being held in Rwanda, so work is on at a feverish pace to deliver a world-class event, to be attended by some of Africa’s richest men and women.

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