Top 7 Reasons Why Most ICT4D Projects Fail (video)

Top 7 Reasons Why Most ICT4D Projects Fail
1) Idea/Results NOT Directly Tied to Improving Economic Condition of End User
2) Not Relevant to Local Context/Strenghts/Needs
3) Not Understand Infraestructure Capability
4) Understimate Maintanance Costs & Issues
5) Projects Supported only by Short-term Grants
6) Not Looking at the Whole System
7) Project Built on CONDESCENDING Assumptions

Dr. Clint Rogers shares interviews and insights from Faculty and Professionals around Africa for why they feel most ICT4D Projects FAIL. Included are important questions for reflection and discussion. Let’s not waste time and money doing the same things that don’t work —

Join the discussion, Your thoughts matter…
http://ict4dconsortium.rhul.ac.uk/elgg/
http://www.clintrogersonline.com

Much of the film was captured at the ICT4D Poverty Reduction Summit and this video was first released for the 2010 IPID Meeting

Due to the very helpful work and initiative of Michael Weber (MSU), Giacomo Rambaldi (CTA, Italy), and others — the video has now been translated into several languages (either completed or in progress in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, and Italian so far). http://dotsub.com/view/1f2752b3-e7ce-4445-801d-5ccd5d7ccd88

You can now embed the version of the video that has the multiple translations – so more people can benefit and discuss it.

For the version with optional translated subtitles, here is the link (and you can find the embed code here too):
http://dotsub.com/view/1f2752b3-e7ce-4445-801d-5ccd5d7ccd88

*Work supported by assistance of ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK). A programme of the ACP Group of States, with the financial assistance of the European Union. Disclaimer: The contents of this video are the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the ACP Secretariat.

Source:

http://www.e-agriculture.org/content/top-7-reasons-why-most-ict4d-projects-fail-video

@JRAquino – By Chance (You & I) (ORIGINAL)

Hi
Girl you just caught my eye
thought I should give it try
and get your name & your number
go grab some lunch & eat cucumbers
WHY, DID I SAY THAT?
I don’t know why.
But you’re smilin’ & it’s something’ i like
on your face, yeah it suits you
girl we connect like we have bluetooth

i don’t know why
I’m drawn to you
Could you be the other one so we’d equal two?
and this is all based on a lucky chance
that you would rather add then subtract

You & I
could be like sonny & cher
honey & bears
You & I
could be like aladdin & jasmine
lets make it happen

La La’s

Hey
How’ve you been?
I know that it’s been awhile.
Are you tired cause you’ve been on my mind
runnin’ thousand & thousands of miles
Sorry, I know that line’s outta style
but you
you look so beautiful on this starry night
loving the way the moonlight catches your eyes & your smile
i’m captivated
your beauty is timeless never outdated

i don’t know why
I’m drawn to you
Could you be the other one so we’d equal two?
and this is all based on a lucky chance
that you would rather add then subtract

babe
its been 5 years since that special day
when I asked you on our first date
i guess it’s safe to say

Let me say
you look beautiful on our wedding day

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A song for you F

“Little Things”

[Zayn]
Your hand fits in mine
Like it’s made just for me
But bear this in mind
It was meant to be
And I’m joining up the dots with the freckles on your cheeks
And it all makes sense to me

[Liam]
I know you’ve never loved
The crinkles by your eyes
When you smile
You’ve never loved
Your stomach or your thighs,
The dimples in your back at the bottom of your spine
But I’ll love them endlessly

I won’t let these little things slip out of my mouth
But if I do
It’s you
Oh, it’s you they add up to
I’m in love with you
And all these little things

[Louis]
You can’t go to bed without a cup of tea
And maybe that’s the reason that you talk in your sleep
And all those conversations are the secrets that I keep
Though it makes no sense to me

[Harry]
I know you’ve never loved
The sound of your voice on tape
You never want
To know how much you weigh
You still have to squeeze into your jeans
But you’re perfect to me

I won’t let these little things slip out of my mouth
But if it’s true
It’s you,
It’s you they add up to
I’m in love with you
And all these little things

[Niall]
You’ll never love yourself half as much as I love you
You’ll never treat yourself right, darling, but I want you to.
If I let you know I’m here for you
Maybe you’ll love yourself like I love you, oh.

[Harry]
And I’ve just let these little things slip out of my mouth
‘Cause it’s you,
Oh, it’s you,
It’s you they add up to
And I’m in love with you
And all these little things

[All]
I won’t let these little things slip out of my mouth
But if it’s true
It’s you,
It’s you they add up to
I’m in love with you
And all your little things

Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/onedirection/littlethings.html