In Karnataka India, the state government is computerising the land records which used to be controlled by local officials, many of whom were corrupt. The system now helps farmers to gain faster access to secure legal records about their land. In Sierra Leone, a country emerging from the strife of civil war, two projects are promoting information, education and much needed social cohesion through radio. One encourages take up of do-it-yourself solar-powered radios, and another has helped establish a radio station. Meanwhile in South Africa a new network of regional and local e-learning centres are offering deprived communities a chance to get connected. Hands On also reports on initiatives in Bolivia and Spain.
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