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OPEN data! Taxpayer money and donor data under the microscope

Making information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand!

iMENTORS has opened its data to all unregistered users in its last six months of operation. iMENTORS is now the most comprehensive data map on ICT investments in Africa and contains data across a multitude of entities, classified as organisations, research infrastructures, fibre networks and projects. More...

“e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future” Conference

Louis Papaemmanuel, iMENTORS Project Coordinator welcomes participants: “Over 100 delegates are expected and most welcome to attend this major event in the field – policy-makers, Governments officials, representatives from National Research and Education Networks, researchers, IT engineers, members of the higher education sector and industry stakeholders”. More...

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iMENTORS partners up with FTTH Council Africa

iMENTORS and FTTH Council Africa agreed to work together to support cooperation in research, high speed fibre connectivity, infrastructure and Africa. The FTTH Council Africa believes that the development and deployment of fibre based broadband access networks will enhance the quality of life for citizens in South Africa and Africa as a whole, providing African countries with an infrastructure which will increase their effectiveness and competitiveness within the global marketplace. More...

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The May issue of CONNECT, the magazine dedicated to research and education networking is out now! You can view it view booklet style or you can download the PDF here.

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IST Africa 2014 Conference Report:iMENTORS and open aid data enhances the coherence of international aid

Louis Papaemmanuel, Project Director of iMENTORS, SU, presented iMENTORS at the IST-Africa Conference (06 - 09 May, Mauritius) during Session 8d: eInfrastructures (08 May). IST-Africa 2014 focused on the Role of ICT for Africa's Development and specifically on Applied ICT research in the areas of eHealth, Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills, Digital Libraries, Open Source Software, eInfrastructures, Societal Implications of Technology and eGovernment. More...

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iMENTORS enables very simple yet effective ICT4D project results evaluation

iMENTORS team for Platform customization and integration has been working on the method for performing 'what-if' analyses in the context of e-infrastructure projects as well as on a method for following-up on ongoing projects relative to the expectations outlined in its early proposal stage. More...

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 313203
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