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V3 Release Update

As Sharon briefly mentioned in her previous post on the V3 user experience, it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve pushed a new beta release.

Exploring Digital India's transformative plans

In August 2014, the Government of India approved Digital India, an ambitious national program aimed at transforming India into a knowledge economy and making government services more efficient and available to all citizens electronically.

What’s Sierra Leone Like Almost One Year After the Ebola Virus Hit?

Inveneo team member Eric Zan serves as a Senior Field Engineer in the Ebola Response Connectivity Initiative (ERCI). He recently explained his thoughts on the ERCI Project and the difference it has been making in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone. Read his story below on what country is like now almost one year after the virus hit.

Be Inveneo’s Next Summer Intern! Projects Include ICT4D, Research, and M&E

Inveneo is accepting applications for four (4) summer internship positions to assist in research, program management, engineering, and ICT4D development.

Global Commission on Internet Governance: "Confidence must be restored in the Internet, because trust is eroding"

THE HAGUE
20 April 2015
(APC for APCNews)

Confidence must be restored in the internet in order for it to remain a global engine o

Global Pulse Annual Report 2014

Author: 
Jennifer Poole
When the Global Pulse i

US and Senegalese Investments in Family Planning Are Paying Off

In Francophone West Africa, acceptance of family planning and use of modern contraception has been increasing ove

How To Let GSM Serve The People That Other Networks Can’t Reach

Mobile telephony has transformed access to communication in emerging markets.  In 1994, there were more telephone lines in New York City than in the whole of Africa.  These days, about two thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa is covered by a mobile phone signal.  That’s an amazing and profound change yet there are still millions of people who don’t have access to mobile networks.

World Health Worker Week 2015: A Catalyst for Further Advocacy

Last week, diverse organizations came together to honor the heroic and lifesaving work of frontline health workers in their communities and beyond, and advocate for health workforce strengthening to be a central priority in the global health

What We Learned From V3 Testing, and How We’ve Responded

As Sharon outlined in her great post last week, we have completed our first round of user testing on Ushahidi V3. We tested key interactions on pages from the Pattern Library with users of varying levels of Ushahidi experience.

Zero-Rating, Net Neutrality, and the Regulatory Toolbox

The tools available to communication regulators to ensure a fair, competitive market fall into two broad categories.  The first category is the ability to incentivise more competition and better behaviour in general.  This can happen through lowering the barriers to market entry, through opening up new means of service delivery, etc.

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