A selection of Practical Action's projects in Information and Communication Technologies.
Information Systems for Rural Development (InfoDes)
A demonstration project to design and install an information system to provide information to rural producers and local government (municipalities) in two rural provinces in the Cajamarca Department of Peru...
Country: Cajamarca, Peru | Date: 1998 -2002
Local Voices in Peru
Practical Action Latin America are conducting a pilot project to analyse the viability of podcasting for the generation and diffusion of knowledge in poor areas of Peru. Podcasting is a method of publishing files via the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed to receive new files automatically.
Country: Peru | Date: 2005-
AT Resource Centre
The establishment of a resource centre that makes appropriate use of modern ICTs for information search and retrieval for the generation and dissemination of information to key audiences...
Country: Southern Africa | Date: January 2001 - March 2002
Zimbabwe Pilot projects
Pilot projects in Zimbabwe, providing ICTs access directly to urban and rural small scale producers...
Country: Zimbabwe | Date: ---
Strengthening the Knowledge and Information Systems of the
Urban Poor (KIS)
To investigate how the urban poor access the information and technologies they need to improve their livelihoods, and to strengthen their knowledge and information systems.
Countries: Peru, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, UK
Date: October 1999 - April 2002
Women's Information and Communications Technology Project: Women's Voices
An initiative to give poor women a voice in public policy making.
Countries: Peru, Zimbabwe, Kenya
Date: October 2000 - September 2001
ICTs and growth of peri-urban informal enterprises
- see under Manufacturing
This project uses modern ICTs in conjunction with traditional downstream media to provide access for peri-urban informal enterprises to critical business information on a sustainable basis.
Countries: Kenya, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe