CALD International promotes global partnerships, use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) and Volunteerism/philanthropy by developing structures or networks that facilitate access to timely and relevant information and resources, innovative and competitive education, local and international business and development opportunities that will enable both the African communities and our partners to compete globally
AFRICA ON THE RISE
Hersman asks us to shed outdated notions of Africa as a unified place plagued by starvation and war. Between mobile phone innovations like M-PESA, social networking like MXit and entrepreneurial spaces like Maker Faire Africa, Hersman sees innovation and entrepreneurship exploding within some of Africa's—and the world's—fastest growing economies.
The Unique iMlango Programme iMlango is about improving education. We believe that access to the internet and delivering smart digital education services and content helps to improve the education experience and outcomes for children. The programme aims to deliver improved education outcomes to 150,000 children, in 205 schools, and delivers digital attendance monitoring, broadband internet access via satellite and a host of online learning resources to help teachers and students. We are aiming to bring the potential of digital learning and the digital economy to the communities around the schools too. iMlango is delivered by a number of companies in Kenya and the United Kingdom – working in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) - and is supported by the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. For more information go to: - http://www.imlango.com/
Mobile phone: Weapon against global poverty By Kevin Voigt, CNN updated 1:57 AM EST, Sun October 9, 2011 | Filed under: Mobile Indian vendor using her mobile phone to take customers orders (CNN) -- When renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs visited rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa in 2005, he saw impoverished communities with poor drinking water, feast-and-famine crop cycles and rampant malaria infections. What he didn't see was mobile phones. "Now mobile phone ownership is perhaps 30% of households and cell phone coverage is widespread," said Sachs, director of the United Nations Millennium Villages Project, which focuses on improving 14 rural villages across 10 African countries as a model for wider prosperity in the region. The advent of the mobile society may have brought convenience and a cultural sea change to the U.S. and Europe, but in the poorest regions of the world, affordable mobile phone access has caused a quantum leap in services -- like calling
What is ECO? ECO stands for Every Child Online. ECO is a radical technical and commercial advance that will provide broadband internet connectivity at very low cost to millions across Africa. It can deliver connectivity to every unconnected school in Africa. It is live today in hundreds of schools and will soon be in thousands. For more information go to: http://www.avantiplc.com/eco/