Archive for the ‘ICT 4 Development’ Category

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

Oxfam in Ethiopia: Working together for a future without poverty

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Drought, Education, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, ICT 4 Development, Land, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Oxfam has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, supporting communities with long-term development and responding to humanitarian crises. One of Africa’s largest nations, Ethiopia is also one of its poorest and faces frequent shocks such as drought. Working ...

Internet Now! getting northern Uganda villagers online

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 Posted in Education, ICT 4 Development, Uganda | No Comments »

Internet Now! is an Oxfam project to connect 100 villages in northern Uganda with high speed internet. [caption id="attachment_6432" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dennis works at one of the Internet Now! microcentres"][/caption] Dennis is a law student not just using the internet to do ...

Rural Ethiopians use mobile phones to ring the alarm on drought

Monday, April 1st, 2013 Posted in Drought, Ethiopia, ICT 4 Development, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

In the arid Shinile region of eastern Ethiopia, pastoralist communities are now using mobile phones to monitor water points and provide early warning of droughts before they strike. [caption id="attachment_6071" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ali monitors a water point with his mobile phone"][/caption] Every ...

Braving the tide – New “E-cash” system helps a Mogadishu fisherman

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 Posted in Food security, ICT 4 Development, Somalia | No Comments »

In the past two decades, the city of Mogadishu in Somalia has experienced periods of extreme violence. Today however, Mogadishu is enjoying a period of relative calm. No longer do the streets ring with gunshots. These days the air is ...

Connected agriculture – mobile technology and small farmers

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 Posted in ICT 4 Development, Pan Africa, Tanzania | 2 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_3653" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A Maasai pastoralist checks his mobile phone in southern Kenya. Photo: Sven Torfinn"][/caption] Connected Agriculture is a new report produced by Vodafone, with input from Oxfam and Accenture, ...

MDG Voices

Monday, September 27th, 2010 Posted in ICT 4 Development, Pan Africa | No Comments »

Big international gatherings, like last week's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York, can get a bit repetitive - the same voices, names and faces making the same statements and promises, time and again. Oxfam set up the VOICE ...

Information for Change: Digital publishing in Africa

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 Posted in ICT 4 Development, Kenya | 1 Comment »

In July 2009 the first undersea cable to bring high-speed internet access to East Africa went live. What opportunities does this bring for the way we share and publish information in the region? How can the new technology be used to ...