Africa

IREX, Mercy Corps, PSI Partner to Strengthen Ebola Information Pathways

As the Ebola crisis subsides, IREX Liberia disseminates up-to-date information through the community radio sector to sustain gains and discourage complacency.

USAID, CourseTalk, IREX & TASCHA Launch $1.55 Million Initiative to Bring Online Education to Developing World

Online courses have the potential to expand quality education and career training worldwide, but few people in developing countries access them. Now, the U.S.

Why Microsoft Invests in African Youth

“The focus of Microsoft 4Afrika is to really bring that enabling capability of technology primarily to the youth and small business owners in Africa,” says Fernando de Sousa, General Manager of Microsoft's Africa Initiaves.

Call for applications for the third African School on Internet Governance

22 April 2015
(APC for APCNews)

APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency are pleased to announce the call for applications for the third African Scho

What’s Sierra Leone Like Almost One Year After the Ebola Virus Hit?

Inveneo team member Eric Zan serves as a Senior Field Engineer in the Ebola Response Connectivity Initiative (ERCI). He recently explained his thoughts on the ERCI Project and the difference it has been making in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone. Read his story below on what country is like now almost one year after the virus hit.

Publishing and the art of iteration

Eighteen months ago, “The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator” hit the shelves. The product of a combination of donations, crowdfunding, ten inspiring innovators, an editor with too much time on his hands, and an engaged publisher, the book was always something of an experiment.

Talking ICT4D

Back in 2009 I carried out something of an experiment. Me and Erik Hersman attended ICT4D in Doha. For both of us it was our first time at a ‘professional’ tech-for-development gathering.

Paying Attention to Garissa

On Thursday morning, heavily armed attackers, believed to be members of al-Shabaab, invaded Garissa University and killed 147 students. Mohamed Kuno, a high-ranking al-Shabaab official, has been named by the Kenyan government as the mastermind of the attack.

How to Think About Universal Access

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any person in possession of a mobile phone must be in want of an Internet connection.  Please allow that mangling of Jane Austen to exist as a placeholder for the assumption that everyone having affordable access to communication infrastructure

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