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‘Inspirational’ Malawian teacher shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize
Field Stories

‘Inspirational’ Malawian teacher shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize

Andrews Nchessie is a teacher at both Kasungu Demonstration School, and Kasungu Teacher Training College in Malawi. Beyond that, he is a pioneer within the Malawian educational system, developing new and improved ways for young Malawian children to learn, and also for Malawian teachers to improve how they teach their young students. 

What’s wrong with Facebook-sponsored Internet access?
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What’s wrong with Facebook-sponsored Internet access?

Is limited access to the Internet better than no access at all? This is a question posed by John Naughton, author and professor of the public understanding of technology at the Open University, in a recent Guardian diatribe against a Facebook app that offers free connectivity to developing nations. Naughton’s answer is ‘no’.

The road ahead in the quest for access
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The road ahead in the quest for access

Looking back upon 2014, one of the more striking tech stories has been the rate at which ICT continues to penetrate, and emerge from within, Africa.

Dr Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Advisor to the executive secretary on the post-2015 development agenda at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
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Post-2015 agenda: ICTs in education will be ‘very critical’

Plans are currently being laid for a new era of development, as the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) edge closer to their 2015 expiry date. What will replace them will be a more inclusive framework that leverages new technology and innovation to help reach targets.

Farmer in Bochessa, Ethiopia: Image by Ryan Kilpatrick
Field Stories

Creating opportunities for two million Ethiopian farmers

When Dr Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie returned to her country Ethiopia in 2007, she went with the aim to contribute to poverty eradication in rural areas by creating a company that allowed farmers to enter the 21st century market.

Image: Obami
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Investments surge for African startups in 2014

A recent report made by VC4Africa, the leading peer-to-peer network that enables African entrepreneurs and investors to find each other online, has revealed that 2014 saw a significant growth in startup ventures in Africa.

Tech hubs the key to getting women connected
Field Stories

Tech hubs the key to getting women connected

More and more, throughout parts of Africa, tech hubs are emerging to help women realise the benefits of digital technology. Created by women, for women, these communities not only train women and girls with digital skills for business and everyday life, they provide an important support network to ensure they stay connected.