development

Global Development: Investors in People?

We hear it all the time. Investors invest in people, not products or ideas. Marty Zwilling, a veteran start-up mentor, describes people as the great competitive advantage. I wonder what the non-profit world might learn from people like him?

Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0.0-beta.14 release!

v3.0.0.0-beta.14 is out!
3.03-2
Spin it up on our demo site, please keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we are getting really close.
username: demo

Announcing the release of Ushahidi v3.0.0.0-beta.13!

v3.0.0.0-beta.13 is out!
3.03-2
Spin it up on our demo site, please keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we are getting really close.
username: demo

Book Review

The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator
Ken Banks (ed), London Publishing Partnership, 2013, 232 pages

Principles and Charters: A recipe for harmony in ICT4D?

There’s a phenomenon in the science world known as ‘multiple independent discovery‘. It’s where “similar discoveries are made by scientists working independently of each other” and the Theory of Evolution, the jet engine and the television can be counted among its ranks.

SMSsync v2.7.3 Released!

We are happy to announce another release of SMSsync complete with bug fixes and code improvements. We want to encourage you upgrade to this version as it fixes several key issues, especially with Task Checking and Message Result API features.

Ebola, Pop-Up Infrastructure and role of Tech in Crisis & Rebuild

The Ebola epidemic shook several countries in 2014, with international coverage being spotty early on, then escalating quickly as the disease spread. As of writing this post, the Ebola epidemic is still a major international issue.

GISWatch reports: Monitoring ICT for development, democracy and social justice

MADRID
18 December 2014
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

GISWatch is an annual report covering the state of

What Traversing Africa by Road Can Teach us about Technology, Community, and Impact

TLDR: The scope of impact in Africa for work is great and an inspiration for the work ahead in 2015. Similar problems exist in various African countries and similar opportunities and the incredible chance to participate in a bolder stake on the future of the continent. Local communities have a key role in shaping strategy and can teach us a lot about what works where.

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