Africa pulls in Stockholm Challenge awards

Published: 17 May 2006 (ITWeb (article), Vanessa Haarhoff, ITWEB African Correspondent)

Kasama, Zambia

The winners of the annual Stockholm Challenge, a competition for outstanding ICT developmental projects, were announced last week at the Stockholm City Hall in Sweden, with Africa pulling in three of the seven winning projects.

The open source KiLiNuX localisation project from Tanzania was the winner in the education category, competing against 192 teams, the highest number of entrants in one category, Skiden confirmed.

“This project aids the learning processes for many people living in Central and Eastern Africa as they can now learn in their own language,” says Alberto Escudero-Pascual the project's developer. He explains that the translation can be extended to many African languages which will encourage community development.

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