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eRwanda Project - Long Version Video
eRwanda Project (Short Version Video)
eRwamda Project(ICT Training and Gender)  

The eRwanda project was fully disbursed and closed in December 2010.  The project was designed, following the National Information and Communication Infrastructure plan phase 2, to strengthen Rwanda’s economic base and improve the economic environment to accelerate development towards an information-rich knowledge-based economy.

The project has built a solid ICT platform, and implemented several innovative ideas such as ICT buses (movable ICT kiosks), a telemedicine infrastructure, a mobile-phone based agriculture market price information platform, eSoko,  which won the UN Technology in Government Award (TIGA) in April 2011; and government portals in Kinyarwanda (local) language.

Rwanda
Interview with BBC Radio on the Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program

Audio (English)
Length (06:04 minutes)

Manager of the World Bank's Global ICT Department, Philippe Dongier, speaks to BBC Radio about the expected impact of the US$ 424 million Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program on East and Southern Africa.


Leveraging E-Government for Successful Anti-corruption

Video (English)
Length (135 minutes)

E-government can be a powerful tool for better service delivery and coordination, but has it been as deeply evaluated for the prevention of corruption? In this videoconference, held on January 17, 2007, linking the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, DC, with India, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Paraguay, panelists discussed ways that information and communication technologies can fight corruption and enhance good governance, including case studies from around the world.

Speakers: Philippe Dongier, Nancy Boswell, Daniel Kaufmann, Knut Liepold and Basheerhamad Shadrach.


Radio Interview with Radio France International on the East Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) project 

Audio (French)
Length (01:35 minutes)

Philippe Dongier, Manager of the World Bank's Global ICT department gives a background of the EASSy project and explains the difference between the proposed project and the existing SAT3 cable.


Interview with UN Radio on the launch of the 2006 Information and Communications for Development (IC4D) Report

Audio (Chinese)
Length (05:30 minutes)

World Bank Senior Economist and Editor of the IC4D report, Christine Zhen Wei Qiang speaks about the findings and recommendations of the newly released publication.


UK's TelecomTV Coverage of the Launch of the 2006 Information and Communications for Development (IC4D) Report

Video (English)
Length (03:08 minutes)

World Bank Senior Economist and Editor of the IC4D report, Christine Zhen Wei Qiang speaks about the findings and recommendations of the newly released publication at the World Telecommunications for Development conference in Doha.


Connect the World Panel - 2006 World Telecommunications for Development conference in Doha

Video (English)
Length (06:14 minutes)

Policy makers from around the world gathered in Qatar to decide how to progress with the ITU’s recently launched initiative to connect the world.

Speakers include: Yoshio Utsumi (Secretary General of ITU), Her Excellency Sheikha Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani (Chairperson of Reach out to Asia), Mohsen Khalil (World Bank Group Director of the Global ICT department), Jeroo Billimoria (Executive Director of Child Helpline International), Ahmed el Sherbini (Director of National Telecommunication Institute Egypt), and Abdul Waheed Khan (Assistant Director General ICTof UNESCO).


infoShop Launch of the 2006 Information and Communications for Development (IC4D) Report

Video (English)
Length (78 minutes)

In the years since the introduction of information technology, it has made profound changes in the developed nations, and holds great potential for developing countries. But how have information and communication technologies (ICT) actually been used in and improved development? What lessons have been learned from their utilization? In a panel on April 5, 2006, the World Bank infoShop launched the IC4D report on how ICT has and can be best applied to the development process. Speakers include:

  • Kathy Sierra (Vice President of the World Bank's Infrastructure Network)
  • Mohsen Khalil (Director of the World Bank Group's Global ICT department)
  • Shaida Badiee (Director of the World Bank's Development Data Group)
  • Carl Dahlman (Professor at Georgetown University)
  • Michael Nelson (Director of Internet Technology and Strategy for IBM)
  • the co-authors of the IC4D report: Bruno Lanvin, Eric Swanson, Bjorn Wellenius and Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang.

Audio and Video Interviews from the Launch of the 2006 Information and Communications for Development (IC4D) Report

Audio and Video (English, Chinese and Arabic)

  • Mohsen Khalil, Director of the World Bank Group's Global ICT Department speaking on the rapid growth of ICT in developing countries, the expansion of mobile phone services, monopolies and recommendations for extending access to ICTs.
  • Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang, World Bank Senior Economist speaking about the findings and recommendations of the IC4D report.

ICT and Gender Seminars

Video Series (English)

To raise awareness of gender and ICT issues, the World Bank started the Gender and ICTs seminars in 2000. Through this program, practitioners, policy-makers, and academics are invited to discuss the impact of ICT on gender relations, and ways ICT can be used to overcome gender inequalities.


Designing and Implementing e-Government: Key Issues, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

Many World Bank client countries are in the process of designing and implementing e-government strategies, programs and projects. There is a growing demand for World Bank assistance in this area both in terms of knowledge and financial support. The purpose of this training workshop held in April 2005 was to empower World Bank staff and clients with knowledge, tools and operational recommendations to design and implement comprehensive e-government strategies, programs, projects and increase effectiveness of traditional World Bank projects in various sectors through the use of ICT.


Wireless for Development: New Connectivity Solutions for Digital Inclusion

Video Conference (English)

Due to its relative affordability and lack of complicated infrastructure, wireless internet technology presents new and exciting opportunities for bridging the Digital Divide. This video conference on June 16, 2004 linked contributors in five locations: Lima, Brasilia, Boston, Managua, and Washington to discuss some current projects and future potential of wireless technology as a development tool.





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