Rwanda may not be known for film production, graphic design, and computer editing, but a new vocational training school, Africa Digital Media Academy (ADMA) is changing that. Established in 2012, ADMA provides students with the skills necessary to work in all areas of the digital media industry.
While graduates say acquiring skills and resources is a barrier to starting businesses in the area of ICT, some low educated people have reached great heights with technology.
During the official opening of ICT for agriculture this Tuesday, officials indicated that ICT is essential to the agricultural sector, the main driver of Rwandan economy.
In a bid to protect farmers from purchasing counterfeit, expired, or unlabeled products, the International Fertilizer Development Center has introduced a new method of using mobile phones to verify product authenticity.
Over 300 participants from Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group of states are in Kigali for a week to discuss how ICT can improve agriculture.
While developers say complain of a lack of funds to invest in ICT, experts in the domain say that the primary shortage is not in funds, but in knowledge.
Minister for youth and ICT Jean Philbert Nsengimana said that there is a need to look at ICT not just as a tool, but an enabler for brighter future.
kLab, or the ‘knowledge lab’, is an open community innovation center for entrepreneurs, innovators and mentors in the technology community. Started last year was officially opened yesterday in Kigali.
The Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Dr. Hamadoun Toure, has said that mobile phone penetration on the African Continent now stands at 63.5%, showing that the continent is on the right track in promoting the use of ICT around the continent.
Rwanda will host the Transform Africa 2013 Summit from the 28 to 31 October 2013. This pan African ICT and ICT for development event bring together more than one thousand participants from Africa and beyond representing various sectors including governments, business and the youth to discuss the future of broadband in Africa.