The Director–General of Advanced Information Technology Institute Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE), Ms. Dorothy Gordon has paid a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Nelson Buah to discuss collaboration with University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the area of Information Technology.
Two of Ghana's representatives at the 2013 World Summit Award (WSA), Nandi Mobile a technology startup and Mobile Technology for Community Health in Ghana (MoTeCH) a technology-driven health initiative, have been announced winners in their respective categories of e-Business & Commerce, and e-Health & Environment. Ghanaian products won two awards, making Ghana one of the most successful nations at the Award which is a UN-based initiative to promote the world’s best e-content.
Jesse Lobeni, a young nurse in Malawi, needs to renew her licence every year to continue practicing in the rural clinic where she works. In order to do that she needs to travel to the nearest location where she can attend classes and sit the eight exams needed for the renewal.
After spending about six months in the process every year, Lobeni has managed with outstanding efforts to get her licence renewal so far, but this clearly costs her a lot of money and time that she often cannot afford. Just like Lobeni, nurses and midwives in Malawi have to follow these courses and ICTs are playing a role to make this possible in rural areas without the burden of travelling to main towns.