Belgium: iMENTORS, the data warehouse on all e-infrastructure development projects of Sub-Saharan Africa, is one step closer to becoming the most comprehensive crowdsourcing map on ICT infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa. Users are now able to register and create their profile on the platform and start sharing their knowledge and data directly on the map.
By identifying and mapping the majority of e-infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, the project provides valuable knowledge of what is currently on the ground. This offers more informed future choices and decision making on e-infrastructures deployment. Additionally, the software tool deployed assists policy-makers and donor agencies in utilising the information more effectively, by filtering and associating it with other variables to identify on trends in aid flows, areas of interests, allowing them to make more informed decisions.
Co-funded by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), iMENTORS is designed to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of international actors involved in e-infrastructures development projects and initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. iMENTORS launched in April 2012 by Stockholm University and Gov2u is a web-based platform serving as a knowledge repository for sharing and aggregating data on e-infrastructure projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
The map can be accessed from www.imentors.eu/map.html