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Out with 'Family' Planning, In with 'Future' Planning

In Kenya, the “Future Fab” teen lifestyle brand is taking off.

Connecting Green Technology Entrepreneurs

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Supporting Independent Media in Syria

IREX is pleased to launch a new project to support independent Syrian media. IREX will support a diverse range of Syrian broadcasters, including the development of a new independent satellite channel.

Crisis Mapping and Remote Sensing Satellites

Has there been a discussion regarding utilization of the new generation of Earth observing satellites for crisis mapping? There are many systems, some operational and other in the planning stages that might be useful. The common fault it that most of these systems have relatively poor spatial resolution.

Making the ‘evolutionary leap’: using Open Knowledge approaches to improve development outcomes

The Open Knowledge Hub project brings together knowledge producers and intermediaries, particularly those in developing countries, to work together collaboratively to address gaps and inequalities in the availability and accessibility of development research.

IREX Remembers John Paul Usman of Nigeria

IREX and the Mandela Washington Fellowship family mourn the death of John Paul Usman, a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow from Nigeria, who passed away after a tragi

Due diligence? We need an app for that.

The ubiquity of mobile phones, the reach of the Internet, the shear number of problems facing the planet, competitions and challenges galore, pots of money and strong media interest in tech-for-good projects has today created the perfect storm.

Yes, Farmers Do Use Mobile Phones for Market Prices

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"The ICT sector should be driving global discussion about respect for human rights in the private sector"

24 June 2016
(APC for APCNews)

In a paper entitled “Business and digital rights: Taking stock of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the ICT sector”, author David Sullivan analyses the implementation of the Guiding Principles in the ICT sector.

The Language is Among Us: The Third Audio Documentary in the “Müpüley Tain Mapudungun” Series

In this third part of the project “Müpüley Tain Mapudungun” (Our Mapudungun Soaring), the participants at the workshop reflect on language.

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"

23 June 2016
(APCNews)

“Being mentioned in the Special Rapporteur’s report means that the African Declaration is increasingly getting recognition from the human rights community.”

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