Essential services in developing regions suffer major setbacks due to lack of low-cost technological solutions to address the problems. Most of the technologies meant for developed nations are either expensive or unsuitable in rural environment. CATER focuses on developing and deploying low-cost, innovative technological solutions to some of the problems in the developing regions in terms of communication, healthcare, and microfinance. CATER Lab is a multi-disciplinary research group focusing on Information and Communication Technology(ICT) for developing regions at New York University comprising of researchers from: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Wagner School of Public Policy, NYU Department of Economics. We work closely with the Networking and Wide-Areas Systems group at NYU and the TIER group at UC Berkeley.
Take a look at our 2010 workshop: ICT and African Development: Challenges and Opportunities