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From disastrous decisions to decentralization: a mostly spontaneous talk for Data & Society

My friends at Data and Society ran an excellent conference today in NYC. A speaker dropped out at the last minute and I got asked less than 48 hours ago to give a talk… a very specific talk. Here’s what I came up with, more or less.

E - Commerce in Bangladesh

Electronic commerce or e-commerce, as it is more popularly referred to, is defined as any form of trade or exchange of goods, services and information using electronic means. Globally, the application of e-commerce has been rapidly gaining acceptance, particularly since the dot-com boom and bust in the 90s.

A Look at the Gender Distribution of Tweets about Global Development

Author: 
Becky Band Jain and René Clausen Nielsen
Moments after the Sustainab

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case

16 May 2016
(Andrew Rens)

As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, scholar Andrew Rens has produced a paper that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa.

Access to information and implications for healthy ageing in Africa: challenges and strategies for public libraries

The elderly people are of intrinsic value to societies. Their health is Africa’s wealth. Unfortunately, Africa has serious health burden raging from diseases, poverty ignorance that hardly support healthy ageing.

RightsCon 2016: “A mandatory meeting on internet rights, but more global South perspectives are needed”

SAN FRANCISCO
13 May 2016
(APC)

“While the perspectives of the global South do not yet fully permeate discussions in RightsCon, it is emerging as a space where they can be addressed, discussed and more fully understood.”

ICT for development working paper series 2013

This issue of the Working Paper Series on ICT for DevelopmentF seven articles that deal with ICT for Development in the fields of agriculture and commerce. Titles include:

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