The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) is a resource center in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). We bring together actors from different parts of society to promote and improve the use of ICT for development.
Modes of Operation
This is done in a number of ways. Our four modes of operation are Projects, Research Networks and Capacity building.
Thematically, we have three focus areas: Transparency and Accountability, Education and Learning; and Health and Wellbeing.
Cervical cancer mortality rates in East and Southern Africa are among the highest in the world. One of the reasons is that the disease is detected late, which means that treatment options are more limited and less effective. Can telehealth solutions lead to earlier detection and better treatment options?
Spider's call for project proposals concerning ICT in Education and Learning is now closed. The response has been great with over 140 proposals received. Selected applicants will be notified on August 10.