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The DIY Three-Wheeler

Kevin Becker recently moved to Kenya and built this great DIY three-wheeler for his son.
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#AtTheEdge: Human rights organisations call on Malaysian government to protect freedom of expression and right to protest

28 August 2015
(APCNews)

APC and other human rights organisations join together to urge the Malaysian government respect its own commitment

Future of News: The View from Accra

I’m in Accra for roughly 60 hours, long enough to remember why I love this country so very much, but not long enough to see all the people I want to see, to visit the markets and streets that I miss, and most challenging, to eat all the marvelous food this country has to offer. (After landing last night, I went straight to Osu night market for a plate of omo tuo at Asanka Local.

HackJak Winners Announced!

Author: 
Cindy Abigail Colondam, Daniel Oscar Baskoro, and Putu Lumina Mentari

A First Responder on the Front Lines of the Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

Doa’a is a health program officer in Yemen working for International Medical Corps.

​New report: How Open Data can drive sustainable development

Open Data  data that is freely available online for anyone to use and republish for any purpose is beco

Open Data for Business Tool: learning from initial pilots

Citizens in Nigeria participate in a
readiness assessment exercise to identify

Digital Media, and Ghana’s Place on the Global Stage

I head to one of my favorite cities, Accra, later this week, to participate in a conference on “The Future of News” and to attend a board meeting for PenPlusBytes, a Ghanaian NGO that trains journalists in computer-assisted reporting, and operates Accra’s New Media Hub.

Crises Mapping & Cleaning our Ocean Blue- Port of San Francisco, Ca.

TODAY: the Research Vessel  (R/V) Ocean Starr ties up in port. Welcoming back from its crises mapping and cleaning derbies in the ocean from California to Hawaii.
Citations : http://www.stabbertmaritime.com/news/ ;
I'll be port-side, and will update as I learn more of their heroic crises action teams journey. 

ICTs for Feminist Movement Building Activist Toolkit

This toolkit draws on the experience and contexts of women activists in southern Africa and beyond. While it focuses on women’s rights activists, anyone who is part of a movement for social change will find it useful.

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