www.csir.co.za Presented by  Kagiso Chikane - CSIR Achieving digital inclusion:  ICT R&D from a community perspective
III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooper...
III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooper...
III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooper...
III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooper...
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  1. 1. www.csir.co.za Presented by Kagiso Chikane - CSIR Achieving digital inclusion: ICT R&D from a community perspective
  2. 2. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE MERAKA www.csir.co.za <ul><li>Unit at the CSIR </li></ul><ul><li>(Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) </li></ul><ul><li>A leading African R&D and implementation organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate - contributing to industrial development; </li></ul><ul><li>quality of life of people </li></ul><ul><li>Research impact areas: Health; energy; defence and security; natural environment; built environment; industry </li></ul><ul><li>ICT: Enabling technology </li></ul>
  3. 3. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE <ul><li>Meraka: Hub of CSIR ICT R&D activity </li></ul><ul><li>Largest concentration of ICT researchers in South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Track record of growth </li></ul><ul><li>Strong partnerships: nationally, internationally with HEIs and research institutions; highest </li></ul><ul><li>no of FP7 projects </li></ul>MERAKA www.csir.co.za
  4. 4. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE PROJECTS Meraka has done extensive work to achieve digital inclusion through ICT R&D from a community perspective. Some of our projects are: www.csir.co.za National Accessibility Project (NAP) Connectivity for rural areas Mobile for Development Digital Doorway Lwazi Living Labs
  5. 5. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE PROJECTS Connectivity for rural areas www.csir.co.za
  6. 6. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE PROJECTS Mobile for Development www.csir.co.za
  7. 7. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE PROJECTS : DIGITAL DOORWAYS DIGITAL DOORWAY Lwazi LIVING LABS www.csir.co.za
  8. 9. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation PROJECTS www.csir.co.za <ul><li>Ensure community buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of ‘champion s’ </li></ul><ul><li>System must be robust </li></ul><ul><li>Minimise ‘downtime’ frustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate content </li></ul><ul><li>Time to explore </li></ul>Lessons learnt: MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE DIGITAL DOORWAY Lwazi LIVING LABS
  9. 10. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation PROJECTS www.csir.co.za <ul><li>Creates opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Value for school projects </li></ul><ul><li>Own time at own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Tool for information dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. partnership with Syngenta, Eskom and UNICEF) </li></ul>Results: MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE DIGITAL DOORWAY Lwazi LIVING LABS
  10. 11. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation PROJECTS: Lwazi www.csir.co.za MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE DIGITAL DOORWAY Lwazi LIVING LABS
  11. 13. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation PROJECTS www.csir.co.za MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE DIGITAL DOORWAY Lwazi LIVING LABS
  12. 15. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE CHALLENGES QUANTIFYING what happens to a community when technology is introduced: educational/social/economic PLANNING, monitoring, and research on outcomes of different initiatives FINDING support – technical and financially www.csir.co.za Photo: Rudi de Louw
  13. 16. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE CHALLENGES ENSURING that all levels of the community engages and benefits DEVELOPING local skills and local ownership IDENTIFYING a holistic system of enablers and support www.csir.co.za Photo: Rudi de Louw
  14. 17. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE CONCLUSION <ul><li>Access to information and services </li></ul><ul><li>Social connectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for service creation and entrepreneurship – leads to local economic development. </li></ul>www.csir.co.za
  15. 18. III Encuentro Internacional de TIC en la Cooperación el Desarrollo III International Meeting of ICT for Development Cooperation MERAKA PROJECTS CHALLENGES CONCLUSION PEOPLES’ VOICE CONCLUSION Additional technologies - Cyberinfrastructure: Sun Microsystems hybrid supercomputer;  Blue Gene®/P system; South African National Research Network - Advanced Fire Information System: SA and SADC - National Accessibility Programme: www.napsa.org.za - Other CSIR units www.csir.co.za

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