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Mentoring Small ICT Businesses for Big Impact

Inveneo launched the Bati Anfòmatik Teknisyen yo ak Inveneo (BATI) Program to train and certify rural Haitian IT entrepreneurs to deploy and support a high speed, broadband wireless network in rural population centers across Haiti. BATI participants are rural youth who have experience in information technology and an interest in becoming entrepreneurs. Through the BATI …

Inveneo Buyers Guide to Sustainable ICT Infrastructure in Low Resource Settings

The Inveneo Buyers Guide to Sustainable ICT Infrastructure in Low Resource Settings is intended to serve as a planning tool for deploying information and communications technologies (ICTs) in low resource settings – i.e., communities lacking basic support infrastructure, such as grid power and broadband connectivity, and where computer skills among users and facilities managers are …

Fail Faire DC 2011 – A Celebration of Failure As Leadership in ICT4D

As part of the ICTworks community, Inveneo organized Fail Faire DC 2011 on October 13th at the World Bank. The event was an amazing celebration of failure as a mark of innovation and leadership in ICT interventions. With fun, fast, Ignite-style presentations of professional failures, we had much laughter as we navel-gazed at where we …

A Haitian ICT Success Story: Emmanuella Stimphat

You may already know Emmanuella Stimphat, who joined our team in Haiti in April. Emmanuella jumped right into the work and in no time at all became the master of our Haiti inventory. She is supporting the rural network roll-out, working with the BATIs and helping with the installation of computer labs in schools. Now …

ICT Sustainability with DeepFreeze Software from Faronics

In places where Internet access is hard to come by but computer viruses spread like wildfire, protecting a single PC or an entire computer lab is a huge challenge. When files are shared between friends and colleagues, so is malware. This is not necessarily a problem if the user has taken proper measures against viruses and …

Inveneo Solar Power Deployment Guide for ICT Projects

Many people believe that solar power is too expensive to use for powering computer installations in remote or rural areas that are without a connection to the AC grid. However, there have been two recent developments that have significantly lowered the cost of solar. The power consumption requirement of low-cost computers and peripherals has come …

Congratulations to BATI Training Graduates – 11 New ICT Technicians for Haiti

Inveneo recently completed its first BATI training (Bati Anfòmatik Teknisyen yo ak Inveneo) in Mirebalais, Haiti on March 18, 2011. After a week of classroom and hands-on training modules, 11 participants graduated as certified BATI IT technicians. The Inveneo training is designed to give each BATI a head start in his technology business, and, judging from the …

Lizards, Monkeys, and Bees – ICT Support Calls We’ve Received

With rural ICT implementations in over 23 countries, Inveneo gets some interesting support calls as all manner of issues come about. Today from Kenya, we bring you the lizard that blew up the inverter. Apparently a little green lizard thought an electrical inverter at one of our project sites would be a nice warm place …

The Technology and Human Capacity Constraints for Sustainable ICT

Over the past 6 years, Inveneo and its 68 Inveneo Certified ICT Partners (ICIPs) have delivered innovative solutions and brought access to impactful ICTs to more than 1,700,000 people in over 700 communities in Haiti and 25 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Along the way, we’ve found that appropriate technology and human constraints …