Africa

Making a new ending

Exactly two-and-a-half years ago I sat on the Unreasonable at Sea ship, docked in Ho Chi Minh City, planning next steps in a life and career that’s taken me from programming Commodore PET computers, running primate sanctuaries and deve

Global development R&D: Maintaining a balance

My first brush with technology-for-development, almost twenty years ago, wasn’t on the potential of the Internet, or how mobile phones were going to change, well, everything. To be honest, neither were really on the development radar in any meaningful way back then. It’s almost funny to imagine a time when that was the case.

Women activists exchanging knowledge on gender and internet governance

PERGAMINO
19 June 2015
(Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Between June and September 2015, APC will hold three Gender and Internet Governance eXch

2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit Expo

President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) will be hosting the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit August 3 – 5, 2015.

Two African Perspectives on MOOCs: AMDI Project Director Interview with Mandela Washington Fellows

Increasingly, universities, governments and the private sector are looking to online learning for its exciting potential to lower costs and help more people get the knowledge and skills they need to excel in today’s complex world.

Fostering Sustainability, Governance in Zambia

In Zambia, wildlife is a major component of the natural resources that bring in tourism and revenue for communities - but with increasing sustainability concerns coupled with a high rate of poaching, the government's collaboration with the public

Is ‘fixing development’ the real Grand Challenge for Development?

“Don’t let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives” – Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

I’ve got an idea for a great new project if anyone out there is looking for one.

Building Bridges Between Citizens and Governments

It is often stated that technology is not a panacea solution to any problem, especially problems in governance and citizen engagement. Here at Ushahidi we often say that technology is only 10% of the solution. The other 90% is about people and the partnerships they form.

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