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With an estimated six billion cell phone subscribers worldwide, development actors are embracing the potential of using phones and other information and communications technologies – ICTs - for development purposes. Ecdpm’s Kathleen van Hove asks CGAP microfinance specialist Antonique Koning how donors can maximize their impact in this new arena, with particular focus on the use of mobile devices as part of the delivery mechanism for financial services.
Before Sarah Douik joined the recent EU Press and Information Officers Seminar in Tanzania, she contacted the capacity4dev.eu Coordination Team to borrow a small camera and receive simple video training. To give an example of what can be achieved with a small camera, we’ve edited her material into a Video Blog, which introduces participants at the seminar, and also the four European Commission-funded projects that she visited.
While visiting Resilience and Food Security related projects in Ethiopia last month, Marcus Cornaro, Deputy Director General of EuropeAid, was so struck by the people he met, and their stories of challenge and success, that he used his smartphone to film and document what was happening around him.
Social media did not "cause" the end of Ben Ali’s reign last year, but it played a vital role in accelerating the course of events and enhancing the citizens' capacity to impact political events, according to Tunisian cyber activist, Amira Chebli.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 29 July 2013
The EU is funding a project to update the maps of Burkina Faso, using the latest technology. With existing maps dating back to the colonial era, experts from l’Institut Géographique du Burkina felt that an update was urgent.