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VU ICT4D symposium 2017 Francis Dittoh Mr. Meteo

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VU ICT4D symposium 2017 Francis Dittoh Mr. Meteo

  1. 1. Mr. Meteo A Use-Case for Information Access for Rural Development Francis Dittoh
  2. 2. Sustainability
  3. 3. Sustainability • 100 Seater • Luggage Compartments • Hi Speed • On-board gaming system • Air-Conditioned
  4. 4. Sustainability • Two people • Only Hand Luggage • Don’t mind spending some time on the road • Have no idea what a game is • Prefer fresh air to AC • Not enough income to buy fuel • Not enough income to do maintenance
  5. 5. ICT4D  User-Centered  Adaptive  Specific  Relevant
  6. 6. 4D
  7. 7. ICT4D Components Mobile GSM 2G 3G 4G Radio VXML SQL SPARQL JSON Audio Plug PC SMS Privacy Security Local Context Language Sustainability Software Hardware Servers VOICE Free Open Source Internet Prices Relevant Information Buyers Sellers Farmers
  8. 8. Putting it all together  Workshop  ICT4D  Computer Science  Agriculture  Agribusiness  Food Security  Gender  Radio  Rural Communities
  9. 9. Putting it all together  Mr. Meteo  Relevant – Global Weirding  Specific – Local Weather Information  User-centered - Requested from Rural Farmers
  10. 10. Putting all together  Adaptive – Influenced by Use-case Weather Information Source Wind Wind Direction Temperature Rain Humidity UV Exposure Mobile GSM 2G 3G 4G Radio VXML SQL SPARQL JSON Audio Plug PC SMS Privacy Security Local Context Language Sustainability Software Hardware Servers VOICE Free Open Source Internet Prices Relevant Information Buyers Sellers Farmers
  11. 11. Putting all together  Adaptive – Influenced by Local NGO’s, Institutions, Radio Weather Information Source Wind Wind Direction Temperature Rain Humidity UV Exposure Mobile GSM 2G 3G 4G Radio VXML SQL SPARQL JSON Audio Plug PC SMS Privacy Security Local Context Language Sustainability Software Hardware Servers VOICE Free Open Source Internet Prices Relevant Information Buyers Sellers Farmers
  12. 12. Putting all together  Adaptive – Influenced by Local NGO’s, Institutions, Radio Weather Information Source Wind Wind Direction Temperature Rain Humidity UV Exposure GSM 2G 3G 4G VXML SQL SPARQL JSON Audio Software Hardware Open Source Local Context Language Sustainability VOICE Internet Farmers Mobile Radio Plug PC SMS Privacy Security
  13. 13. Putting all together  Adaptive – Influenced by End-Users (Farmers) Weather Information Source Wind Wind Direction Temperature Rain Humidity UV Exposure Measurements Numbers Labels GSM 2G 3G 4G VXML SQL SPARQL JSON Audio Software Hardware Open Source Local Context Language Sustainability VOICE Internet Farmers Mobile Radio Plug PC SMS Privacy Security
  14. 14. Putting all together  Adaptive – Influenced by End-Users (Farmers) Weather Information Source Wind Temperature Rain Measurements Numbers Labels GSM 2G 3G 4G VXML SQL SPARQL JSON Audio Software Hardware Open Source Local Context Language Sustainability VOICE Internet Farmers Mobile Radio Plug PC SMS Privacy Security
  15. 15. Mr. Meteo Rural Farmers Mr. Meteo Online Weather Information Sources Local Weather Stations Weather Information National Meteo Service Weather InformationWeather Information Voice
  16. 16. Mr. Meteo  W4RA  2CoolMonkeys  University for Development Studies  Savanna Agricultural Research Institute  Radio Savanna  Local Farmers Dark Sky web Ghana Meteorological Agency UDS/SARI
  17. 17. Sustainability  Political – consider election cycles and government budget cycles and support  Legal –work within local legal frameworks or the project may fail once it gets going  Managerial – have the right people managing a program, especially if it’s meant to grow and scale.  Social sustainability – ensure local community ownership, interest, buy-in  transparency, accountability, good governance are key in all the above
  18. 18. Your thoughts

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