Africa

IREX Seeks Experts to Review Fellowship Applications

IREX is seeking qualified experts to read and score applications for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Ideal readers are academics and/or profess

How “Designing with the end user” undermines ICT4D best practice

After years of near-invisible end users, it’s promising to see the beginnings of ‘end-user recognition’ in much of ICT4D‘s emerging best practice. It looks like we’ve made a big stride forward, but we’re not where we need to be yet, despite making all the right noises.

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

2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Applications Coming Soon

Applications for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders will open on October 7, 2014.

Fighting for Equal Access to Education in Kenya

Josephine Kulea considers herself lucky because she completed secondary school, college, and nursing school - opportunities that many girls in her Kenyan village did not have.

International development: A problem of image, or a problem of substance?

The world has problems. Big problems. They need big answers, ambitious projects and innovative solutions. And that costs money. Lots of it. Three trillion dollars over the past sixty years, if the research is to be believed. Fixing stuff is big business.

Meet the Mandela Washington Fellowship Interns

One hundred Mandela Washington Fellows were competitively selected to participate in an eight-week internship in the United States follo

Creating a Love of Literacy in Rural Uganda

No one knows better than Angella Bulamu what a powerful tool literacy can be.
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