Africa

Happy Holidays from IREX!

IREX staff from around the world wish supporters, participants, partners, alumni, and friends a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year. 

Advancing Higher Education through University Management Reforms

Over the course of two months, university administrators from Ghana, Ukraine, Uganda, Georgia, and Tanzania shadowed their counterparts at US universities in order to create new, innovative ways to lead reform in management policies at their home

When 500km becomes an Easy Day

Before we left Nairobi, 2 weeks ago, I though that a 500km day on a motorcycle was a long time. Now I just ask, “well, what will we do in the afternoon then?”

Globalising the Net Neutrality Debate

There are many factors that have the enabled the successful scaling of the Internet into a global phenomenon: a consensus-based, voluntary approach to standards;  decentralised design; and, a vast body of openly-licensed software have all contributed.

The Road to Harare, and the Zimbabwe Tech Hubs

We made it into Harare, Zimbabwe last night after a long 17-hours traveling. Due to the rainstorm in South Africa we were forced to sleep 230km from the Beit Bridge border crossing, well shy of the 30km we had planned. The wind was blowing and gusting so hard we were forced to ride at odd angles. Eventually we were forced to call it and went to find a place to sleep by 11:30pm.

African School on Internet Governance: Networking with empowered actors from across Africa

MADRID
4 December 2014
(Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

Forty-five participants from civil society organisations and governments from a

African Youth Breaking Barriers for Persons with Disabilities

Imagine being locked up in an institution with little control over life decisions. Earning a university degree, yet continually facing unemployment.
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