Using the Plantix app in Tunisia. <br/> Photo: © GIZ/Nina Jantos
Using the Plantix app in Tunisia.
Photo: © GIZ/Nina Jantos

07.07.2017

ICT
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Digital information and communication technologies (ICT) are used by 81 per cent of the people living in Africa. This has opened up direct access to rural youth. GIZ is using ICT for numerous agricultural-advisory and job-promotion projects.

According to the social media platform Hootsuite, 996 million Africans use mobile internet services – that’s 81 per cent of the African population. During 2016, social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter reported growth of 47 per cent, or 48 million new African users.

Increasing online networking also gives Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH direct access to people, and particularly young people in rural areas, who are crowding into the African labour markets in search of jobs.

ICT in rural areas

In rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture is still one of the most important sources of income. For young people, it is particularly attractive if digital information and communications technologies (ICT) are used.

To discuss the possibilities of digital solutions for rural development and share knowledge and experience, a workshop ‘Promoting youth employment by digital solutions in rural development – examples from different countries and projects’ was held in May 2017 within the framework of the GIZ Sector Network Rural Development Africa Conference.
 
Participants were given an overview of the ICT solutions for agriculture (ICT4Ag) available at GIZ and elsewhere.

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