Leveraging the Cultural Model for Opportunistic Networking in sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract : The immense potential of ICT for improving users' livelihood has been discussed in a large body of literature and many instantiations in our daily life demonstrate this reality. In developing areas, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, ICT for development has become the frontrunner initiative that decision makers are pushing to bring millions of people out of poverty. Unfortunately, the majority of Africans, who live in rural areas, fail to identify with the existing various solutions. We propose the Toole approach, which aims at vulgarizing new technologies for facilitating and automating the collection and synthesis of agricultural information. The originality of Toole lies in the fact that it attempts to build on the cultural values of peasants. The architecture on top of which Toole was built relies on cheap, yet powerful, devices and on readily available peer-to-peer protocols to deliver services whose inherent costs make sense for low income areas.
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AFRICOMM, Nov 2012, Yaoundé, Cameroon. pp.1-10, 2012
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Jonathan Ouoba, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé. Leveraging the Cultural Model for Opportunistic Networking in sub-Saharan Africa. AFRICOMM, Nov 2012, Yaoundé, Cameroon. pp.1-10, 2012. 〈hal-00737377〉



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