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Restoring Radio to Stop Ebola in Liberia

In a post-conflict nation with low literacy and internet access, community radio is the only place for residents to access information, share their perspectives and engage with government and each other.

Amazon Web Services re:Invent Hackathon

(Las Vegas, US) 24 hours before the first keynote, join developers, AWS engineers and other cloud ninjas for the annual AWS re:Invent Hackathon.

Big Data, Good Data

The sixth edition of the series ‘Science of Networks’ will focus on the use of big data for the welfare of society. People produce big data everyday and various service providers use that for better marketing.

The One Thing Everyone Should Do Now to Improve Program M&E

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There is a simple solution that is useful throughout the project cycle, takes 10 minutes to set up, is used by millions of organizations worldwide but seldom used in development. What could it be?

APC's reflections on the 9th Internet Governance Forum: "Connections and Disconnects"

JOHANNESBURG
29 October 2014

APC reviews what worked well and what didn’t work as well at the 2014 IGF in Istanbul, Turkey last September.

When HIV and Gender-Based Violence Intersect, Women Suffer in Silence

In Mara region, Tanzania, Kabula (not her real name) was the youngest of three wives.Eventually one of her husband’s other wives got sick with symptoms that Kabula related to HIV.

Ushahidi Partnership Days 2014: Day 1

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[Guestpost by Arushi Jain, Development Intern on Ushahidi Platform]

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech

PERGAMINO
28 October 2014
(FF for APCNews)

APC’s Take Back the Tech!

The Wantrapreneur Chronicles #4: Failure

A lot has been said about the role of failure in the shaping of an entrepreneur. It is evident that one of the defining characteristics of innovation hubs such as Silicon Valley is a high tolerance of failure. The experience in my own cultural experience on the other hand is that failure is generally frowned upon.

Men and Boys Come Out in Droves for HIV Services in Tanzania

As a senior program manager for IntraHealth International’s Tanzania HIV Prevention Project, I have witnessed male circumcision outreach activities during many vis

APC gives specific recommendations to ITU member states at this year's Plenipotentiary Conference

BUSAN
27 October 2014
(APC for APCNews)

APC formally submits remarks directed at ITU member states in Busan, South Korea for the ITU’s

On Voice of America: Discussing Solutions to Youth Unemployment with Two Social Entrepreneurs

Voice of America's Jackson Mvunganyi sat down with Esther Eshiet and Marlon Parker, two Ashoka Fellows who are working to solve youth employment in Africa as part of the Ashoka’s Future Forward program, a partnership with the MasterCard Foundation. The conversation explored innovative solutions to youth employment in Calabar, Nigeria and in South Africa.

Syrian Women Urge Policy Makers to Stop Supporting Violence

A diverse group of Syrian women came to the US this fall to urge policy makers to stop supporting violence and instead support ongoing negotiations for a peaceful democratic transition, provide more resources for humanitarian aid, work to ensure

How technology informs my activism: A conversation with gender and technology activists in Barcelona

BARCELONA
27 October 2014
(FF for GenderIT.org)

Interviewed during the APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, gender and technology activists Anne Roth,

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