Easy-to-use software provides the poor with access to information. Validated RNRRS Output.
This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.
Interactive learning software has been created to give users in Kenya and Bolivia access to information. The Daktari and Promotor programs are suitable for use even by the illiterate, and can give poor households who aren't reached by the extension services access to vital information. Poor users' access the software through kiosks placed in their community. And, despite the fact that only a small number of these kiosks are available, these programs have already been used by more than 6000 households. The programs are also complemented by digital forums. These can be accessed by policy makers and planners who want to gain better insights into the needs of the poor by finding out what information they are requesting.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (18 pp.) taken from the CD.
LPP30, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 143.