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VOIce-based Community-cEntric mobile Services for social development

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dc.contributor.other Salis, Carole
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-04T15:51:33Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-04T15:51:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11050/200
dc.description.abstract There is widespread agreement that ICT services have the potential to play a major role in furthering social development in developing economies such as those in Africa. However, while there is a great deal of potential and opportunity, the amount and scope of actual mobile ICT services currently in existence in African countries is very limited.\n\nThe Mobile Web for Social Development Roadmap, recently published as a result of the FP7 Digital World Forum project, makes it clear that realizing the potential of mobile ICT services requires addressing two major types of challenges:\n1. The leveraging of content that is locally relevant; and\n2. The removal of a range of access barriers, notably limitations related to access channels, literacy, and languages.\n\nVOICES intends to take a major step forward in realizing the potential of mobile ICT services particularly in the African context and resolve key challenges outlined in the Mobile Web for Social Development Roadmap. To this end, the objectives of VOICES are to deliver:\n- Open and wider access: VOICES will improve voice-based access to content and mobile ICT services by building a toolbox for the development of voice services.\n- Integration of Local Community Radios and ICT.\n- Better support of languages: It will deliver tool support and methodology for under researched and under resourced African languages.\n- Long-term sustainability: To ensure the local adoption and exploitation of the VOICES tools and methods beyond the project, it will provide a sustainable architecture.\n- Faster uptake: VOICES will furthermore enhance uptake by delivering a mobile training lab that offers capacity building for local partners.\n\nVOICES will demonstrate the fitness of its results for adaptation to the African context by extensive local pilots and associated community building, namely through the focus on health services in Senegal, and agricultural and regreening knowledge sharing in the Sahel countries. IT
dc.language.iso en IT
dc.subject ICT services IT
dc.subject social development in developing economies IT
dc.subject voice-based access IT
dc.title VOIce-based Community-cEntric mobile Services for social development IT
dc.title.alternative VOICES IT
dc.type Scheda progetto CRS4 IT
dc.date.datafine 2013-06-30
dc.subject.een-cordis EEN CORDIS::ELETTRONICA, INFORMATICA E TELECOMUNICAZIONI::Telecomunicazioni, reti IT
dc.subject.progetti Progetti::Bando competitivo/Grant::Finanziamento europeo/internazionale::EC FP7, FP6, FP5::VOICES - VOIce based Community cEntric mobile IT
dc.identifier.reference 269954 IT
dc.description.statusprogettoCRS4 Completato IT
dc.description.contributionbudgetCRS4 € 193.303 IT
dc.subject.program Program::Information Society IT
dc.identifier.websiteproject www.mvoices.eu IT
dc.contributor.partner GEIE ERCIM-France-coordinator IT
dc.contributor.partner Council for scientific and industrial research-South Africa-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner Ecole superieure multinationale de telecommunications-Senegal-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner Portugal Telecom Inovacao SA-Portugal-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner Fondation Merieux-France-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner Noordwes Universiteit-South Africa-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner CRS4-Italy-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner Sahel Eco-Mali-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner TNO-The Netherlands-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner France Telecom SA-France-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner Vereniging voor Christelijk hoger onderwijs wetenschappelijk onderzoek en patientenzorg-The Netherlands-contractor IT
dc.contributor.partner World Wide Web foundation-Switzerland-contractor IT

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