Moderator: Olivier Nana Nzepa | Discussant: Alison Gillwald
Enhancing affordability of roof-top solar using communications
Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Prabhjot Kaur
Negotiating Access to Information: the Case of Sri Lankan Cucurbit Farmers
Chiranthi Rajapakse,Piyumi Gamage, Andy Dearden, Melissa Densmore, Marion Walton [presented by Helani Galpaya]
slides | paper | policy-brief
- Provide updated information and alternatives
- Farmers know when knowledge is outdated
- Key indicator of “up-to-date” is when data sources tell them how to handle crisis
- Give complete information
- Published GAP standards give broad guidelines and at times not specific enough (e.g.: “use only approved chemicals”)
- Feedback from farmers can be effective (cheaper or father ways of doing things) and can be provided as alternative methods in the official guideline
- Mobile-phone based interventions to disburse knowledge could fail unless they access the diversity of information sources
Sustainability of Digital Intermediaries in Rural Development: A case study of e-Gram Vishwagram project of Gujarat, India.
- Regular updating of services and creating awareness about telecentres through active role of government and private partners.
- Partnership among digital intermediaries to learn and grow.
- Regular availability of work through work distribution management among the digital intermediaries.
- Innovate to create new services based on the local needs and encourage the digital intermediaries to act as an entrepreneurs to capture opportunities.
- Sustainability in form of multiplier effect.