Imagine old (huge) PC’s and laptops brought to Africa by containers from US and Europe. What a ‘waste’ of energy, money, transport costs….
For what purposes are those PC’s used? Education?
To search the web and use text editors? Mostly all basic things.
This ‘job’ can be done by even smartphones!
And if you want a pc, then first check what you want to do with it.
Instead of struggling to bring old pc’s that cost more and are far less performant than the newest technology to do the job. So check out the latest technology available.
This will bring everybody further. This will close the technology and education gap fast!
You can buy the latest (mini) PC’s from 30$. F.e. Raspberry Pi3. Shuttle etc.
Don’t let the word mini pc mislead you. They are much more performant than the big (also in size) crap you use!
1. Latest technology;
2. Less consumption, you can compare it with a lightbulb! So it can work easily on solar energy which you have in abundance in Africa.
3. Less weight so lower transport costs.
In my series of meetings with people that have ideas for a positive focus in and on Burundi, I had a chat with former researcher and professor, now author, dr. Jon Gulbrandsen.
Jon is an aquaculture specialist. He wrote an article on food production and aquaculture to make politicians and the world aware of the value of Aquaculture. Lets learn our lessons and hope people share the benefits from it.
“Burundi has the unique possibility to increase her food production significantly by developing aquaculture. This is so because Burundi has some of the world’s richest unexploited freshwater resources, Lake Tanganyika. Aquaculture is the most efficient way of producing animal protein.”