African Web News - In Brief

Digital Content

- Claudia Zang has been named the first Miss Internet of Cameroon. She was elected from among ten finalists by internet users.

- The African winners of 5000 euro grants from the GenARDIS small grants fund were: Grâce Agouna, Audy Magazine, Tchad: La radio communautaire au service du développement de la femme rurale au Tchad; James Onyango, Kenya AIDS Intervention Prevention Project Group (KAIPPG), Kenya, Health and Agriculture Community Radio Network; Alice Djinadou Igue Kouboura, Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin (INRAB), Renforcement des capacités des femmes fonctionnaires qui oeuvrent pour l’autonomisation économique des femmes rurales pour la sécurité alimentaire et la réduction de la pauvreté au Bénin; Akello Zerupa, Makerere University, Uganda, Women’s access to and the use of basic ICTs in accessing information on new agricultural technologies; Bessie Nyirenda, Computer Land Limited, Malawi, FarmWise; Joana Francis Adda, Participatory Community Development (PACODEV), Ghana, Proposal to use Participatory Community Planning (PCP); ICTs as tools to give rural women a voice in decision making to promote a new social awareness about their roles in managing natural resources for sustainable agriculture through biodiversity conservation; Joseph Kiplang’at, University of Zululand - Department of Library and Information Science, South Africa, Diffusion of ICTs in communication of agricultural information for rural development among women in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Pantaleon Shoki, Community Development and Relief Agency (CODRA), Tanzania, Mainstreaming Gender into Information, Communication and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of Northern Tanzania.

- Barak’art is a virtual gallery from the DRC aimed at promoting both the work of the artists organising it and art from the DRC more generally.