democracy

IREX Expands Work in Civil Society, Media, and Tech Innovation

To support its innovative work in civil society, media, and technology, IREX is introducing changes that will take effect July 1.

Ethiopia: An Election Monitoring System

This post originally appeared on the Digital Democracy blog, an NGO that educates 21st century citizens around the world and a partner of Ushahidi’s.
Violence is closely correlated to elections in the minds of many voters in young democracies. With elections and democracy correlated as well, there’s a dangerous chance that people will draw causation between violence and democracy.

Understanding our Knowledge Gaps: Or, Do we have an ICT4D field? And do we want one?

Recent discussions, either at already concluded ICT4D conferences and workshops, or here at the Harvard Forum, or in the planning discussions for future conferences, have reminded us of the sometimes strong and often unhelpful disciplinary walls that can be constructed across ICT4D’s cross-disciplinary areas and the common tendency for this field to intellectually jog-in-place.

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