The rugged solar powered computer in Uganda

The rugged solar powered computer in Uganda

UNICEF are rolling out an exciting ICT4D project in rural parts of Uganda. The project aims to give access to practical information to people living in remote parts of Uganda, where access would otherwise be extremely difficult.

Like projects such as One Laptop Per Child, the goal is to bridge the gap of information accessibility between poorer countries and the rich world. There are loads of fantastic ICT4D projects underway, many made possible by technologies pioneered by the superb FrontlineSMS and Ushahidi (including their recent spin off Huduma).

As far as I’m concerned, this sits right at the centre of modern development work, and is key to halting the yawning gap between the global rich and poor. Expect more evangelising over these kind of projects soon!