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How Ghanaians Use ICT4D in Ghana to Improve the Country

Ghanaians are using ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) to accelerate social and economic development by improving access to information, opportunities, and services, and by promoting innovation and efficiency in various sectors. Some examples include:

  • Agriculture: ICTs are being used to improve the efficiency and productivity of smallholder farmers, through the use of precision agriculture technologies such as remote sensing and GPS-based farming tools.
  • Financial inclusion: ICTs are being used to expand access to financial services, including mobile banking and other digital financial technologies, which can help to increase financial inclusion and improve the lives of people who are unbanked or underbanked.
  • Education: ICTs are being used to improve the quality of education and expand access to learning opportunities, through the use of e-learning platforms and other digital tools.
  • Healthcare: ICTs are being used to improve access to healthcare and health information, through the use of telemedicine and other digital health technologies.
  • Infrastructure: ICTs are being used to improve infrastructure, including transportation and energy systems, through the use of smart city technologies and other digital innovations.
6 Insights on African National Data Protection and Security Practices

6 Insights on African National Data Protection and Security Practices

Published on: Jul 10 2024 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
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10 Examples of Successful African e-Government Digital Services

10 Examples of Successful African e-Government Digital Services

Published on: Jan 24 2024 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
What are African e-Government Services? African countries are implementing a diverse range of e-Government services, aiming to improve service delivery, enhance...
Apply Now: $50,000 MEST Africa Tech Startup Pitch Competition

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Published on: Sep 04 2023 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
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8 Innovative Educational Technology Projects in Ghana You Should Know About

8 Innovative Educational Technology Projects in Ghana You Should Know About

Published on: Mar 22 2023 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Educational technology is enhancing teaching and learning outcomes across the African continent. Looking at Ghana, in West Africa, teachers and parents can use...
Apply Now: $100,000 Seed Funding & MEST Business Incubation

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Published on: Jan 09 2023 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
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Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana

Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana

Published on: Dec 29 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Government Services Digitalisation: A New Digital Divide in Ghana
In Ghana, successive governments across the political divide continue to demonstrate commitment to prioritizing the use of information and communication technology...
Apply Now: $250,000 Funding for Your Digital Health Innovations

Apply Now: $250,000 Funding for Your Digital Health Innovations

Published on: Aug 29 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
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Apply Now: $50,000 for Your African Technology Startup

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Published on: Aug 08 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
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Use Interactive Voice Response to Reach More African Women

Use Interactive Voice Response to Reach More African Women

Published on: Jul 21 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Use Interactive Voice Response to Reach More African Women
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5 Benefits: Central Bank Digital Currency for Developing Countries

5 Benefits: Central Bank Digital Currency for Developing Countries

Published on: Jun 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Benefits: Central Bank Digital Currency for Developing Countries
A Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is a type of digital currency issued by a country’s central bank. They are like a digital version of cash, and CBDC...