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Information Technology and conservation

At Open Africa we are noticing an accelerating inverted gap between those who are IT connected and those who do not have access to this technology. In the new way the world is ordered those who are not IT connected are slipping back into even deeper marginalisation.

Thus it seems to us that growth in the distribution of Information Technology has graduated from being desirable as a profit motive for its vendors, to becoming an imperative for society and governments. This is significant for conservation too, for most of the continent’s biodiversity is in remote areas where connectivity is worst, prompting Noel N de Villiers, our CEO, to suggest at the recent World Economic Forum in Cape Town that Africa should be Googlified as quickly as possible.