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Monday, 27.05.2024
eGovernment Forschung seit 2001 | eGovernment Research since 2001

West Afrika / West Africa

  • International biometrics certifications debut in West Africa

    Tim Akano, chief executive officer (CEO) of New Horizons, a foremost Information Technology (IT) training institute, has announced the introduction of West Africa’s first international biometrics certification programmes.

    He said the certifications available at the institute are vendor neutral certification programmes – namely Certified Biometric Security Technician (CBT), Certified Biometric Security Professional (CBSP), Certified Biometric Security Engineer (CBSE), and Certified Biometrics Security Developer (CBSD) – designed for technology practitioners who are seeking to enhance their technical skills as well as their professional prospects.

  • Paper must be eliminated for proper e-health in West Africa – Quarshie

    Samuel Quarshie, head of the ICT department at Ghana Health Service, believes it is possible, but will be difficult to eliminate paper completely from the healthcare system in West Africa.

    Speaking to HumanIPO, Quarshie said the task was made harder by the central nature of paper applications for hospital care.

    “For proper implementation of e-health, paper must be eliminated,” he said.

  • WAFICT: Bridging Digital Divide through Broadband

    Information and Communications (ICT) industry players, last week gathered in Lagos for the 2012 West Africa Information and Communications Technology (WAFICT) Congress to discuss policy objectives and strategies in bridging digital divide in West African countries, using broadband. Emma Okonji reports on the planned strategy to deepen broadband penetration.

    West African countries still have a long way to go in bridging digital divide, despite efforts being made by some countries to close the digital gap. In West Africa, Nigeria inclusive, low infrastructure rollout and the over concentration of operating companies in urban areas, including policy regulation, have been identified as some of the factors impeding fast broadband penetration.

  • West Africa nations tackle e-governance

    West African countries are turning to ICT to conduct government business as they seek to improve service delivery to their citizens, eliminate the manual distribution of documents especially among top officials and boost confidence in the public sector.

    Ghana last week introduced an e-platform that will allow President Mahama and his cabinet members to exchange information. The platform is designed to allow electronic archiving of documents and offers search and retrieval functionalities and alert systems to highlight outstanding tasks and new announcements, according to the president's website.

  • West Africa: Swiss researchers prepare the digitization of 4 cities

    From September 2024, a research group from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne will travel to Abidjan in Ivory Coast as part of the "Digital Solutions for the Sustainable City in West Africa" project. It aims in particular the development of teleworking, e-commerce and remote management of road traffic in four cities in the sub-region.

    Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Bamako in Mali, Cotonou in Benin and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. These four cities could soon be digitized thanks to the “Digital Solutions for Sustainable Cities in West Africa” project led by the Excellence in Africa (EXAF) research center at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

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