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- Countryside in Crisis?
- The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus
- Unsustainable Fishing
- Keeping pace with a digital revolution
- Global health in the 21st Century
- Adapting to an urban future
- Educating for tomorrow
- Digital technology in Africa
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- Can the UK ever be sustainable?
- Plastic pollution in the oceans
- Natural disasters: how to improve?
- Not In My Back Yard
- Digital Divide in the UK?
- Importing goods, exporting drought?
- Britain’s ageing population
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- Migration: skills and the job market
- Razing the Rainforest
- London under water
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- Future of low carbon energy
- Africa in the 21st Century
Digital technology in Africa
Can digital technology offer the countries of Africa realistic economic and educational opportunities?
NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE Founder and Chairman, One Laptop Per Child
ERIK HERSMAN Co-Founder of Ushahidi, Afrigadget and iHub - Nairobi's innovation hub
HERMAN CHINERY-HESSE Founder and Chairman, theSOFTtribe, Ghana
RORY CELLAN-JONES (chair) BBC Technology Correspondent
"Through necessity, Africans are adapting and developing new technology in inventive and intuitive…
"Through necessity, Africans are adapting and developing new technology in…
- Source: Guardian
- 7th November 2013
Ghana is a country of technological contradictions. In many schools, IT is taught in classrooms with no electricity yet mobile penetration exceeds 100%. Tech start-ups are using the challenges and opportunities as a spring board and achieving way beyond expectation
- Source: The Next Web
- 17th July 2013
Mobile technology is a key driver for future economic growth on the continent, and Africa may well be on its way to becoming a hub of technology innovation for the whole planet, despite its many infrastructural challenges.
- Source: The Guardian
- 28th May 2013
Search engine company to bring Wi-Fi to remote African regions in emerging markets
- Source: BBC News
- 1st May 2013
Researchers at IBM have redrawn the bus routes of Ivory Coast's largest city using mobile phone data.
- Source: The Economist
- 16th February 2013
Technology companies have their eye on Africa. IBM is leading the way
- Source: The Guardian
- 30th October 2012
In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention and social media sites are not just for sharing photographs and gossip.