Research team uses Global Impact Study inventory tools in Mozambique

by , March 10, 2011

Category: Featured, Inventory, News

A research project focusing on community multimedia centres in Mozambique, RE-ACT, has adopted the Global Impact Study’s inventory data collection tools to build a list of public access ICT venues in the country. The project is led by Isabella Rega, who spent some time with TASCHA in September 2010 as a visiting scholar. Araba Sey recently visited some of the project’s researchers in Mozambique while doing field visits in Africa.

Some of the resources RE-ACT researchers are consulting for their inventory data collection include the Mozambique Department of Education, Mozambique National Telecommunications Institute, telecommunications companies, local yellow pages directories,  and the Millennium Villages project. Although RE-ACT will only be studying community multimedia centers, one of the project staff, Sara Vannini, noted that knowledge about the number and range of other public access ICT facilities nationwide will help put the findings of the project into context.

RE-ACT is a joint research project between the NewMinE Lab of the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland and the Department of Mathematics and Informatics and the Centre for African Studies of the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. 

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These are project updates made by members of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School. TASCHA is responsible for the implementation for the Global Impact Study.

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