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The past 30 days in technology for development

Discovery Day on Very High Resolution (VHR) Satellite Imagery for Global Development

(New York, USA) UNOOSA and UNDP, with assistance from other UNHQ colleagues and with technical support from DigitalGlobe, Inc.

Promoting the use of free software in Nigerian communities builds wealth

6 October 2016
(Olga Tsafack-Koloko and Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

Every year since 2004, on the third Saturday in September, hundreds of events are organised

Africa gets ready for exciting events on internet governance

6 October 2016
(Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews)

APC is gearing up for three exciting events starting soon in Durban, South Africa: the African

How Technology Volunteers Can Build Solutions for Refugees

Given the scale and profile of the current global refugee crisis, it’s no surprise that the technology community is increasingly exploring how technology can solve challenges faced by refugees and those involved in refugee response. Refugee and humanitarian communities should welcome the enthusiasm of the tech community alike, as it is clear that new ideas...

Will 1 Million Digital Devices in 22,000 Primary Schools Create a Unified Education Solution for Kenya?

At the recent Technology Salon Nairobi, technologists and educators asked how could technology improve education in Kenya? One way is through a set of software and content that is curated into a digital literacy stack: A set of interoperable, reusable tools that serve as the foundation for multiple apps and services; Transparent, discoverable technologies: open...

Ranking the 6 Problems with ICT4D Product Rankings

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The Threats and Opportunities of Social Media and Elections in Ghana

From the provision of free advertisement, highlighting important advocacy works, making speeches and statements readily available to helping candidates to promote their campaign messages widely and freely, there is no denying of Social Media’s role in elections processes across the world and for millennials, it is a lifeline of information. These, among many other critical...

Building a Big Data Research Agenda for Sustainable Development in Indonesia

(Jakarta, Indonesia) On 10 and 11 October the UN Global Pulse Lab in Jakarta will host a workshop gathering  sector specialists, international researchers and data experts to develop a big data research agenda for development and humanitarian issues

Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously"

5 October 2016
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

APCNews spoke with Mohammed al-Maskati, a renowned Bahraini human rights defender and digital security consultant for Front Line Defenders, during the recent Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (IGMENA) Summit in Tunis.

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