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ICT in Cuba: Economic Driver or Casualty of Complicated Political Realities?

In December 2014, United States President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced an agreement to restore diplomatic ties between the two historically adversarial countries. As Cuba becomes a more open country, especially in relation to the United States, how will they welcome NGOs, businesses, or government activities in the formerly cloistered country? And...

Pakistan: Exploring technology-related violence against women

18 May 2015
(Flavia Fascendini for

In Pakistan, religious and cultural controls over women intersect with technology, langua

Improved Internet Connectivity in Haiti Thanks to Inveneo and Partners

From 2011 to 2013, Inveneo has been widely involved in the Haiti Rural Broadband Network (HRBN), a program created to bring broadband to Haiti in many rural areas.

Key themes in national educational technology policies

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Improving Data Privacy and Data Security in ICT4D: Event Recap

Jennifer Poole
On Friday May 8th, Global Pulse hosted a workshop on

Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts

This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: Social media and conflict management in post-conflict and fragile contexts: What is the recent evidence of the role of social media in post-conflict and fragile contexts with regards to conflict management? Some of the roles social media has played in conflict management include:

IREX Mourns Board Member Ed Fouhy

The IREX family mourns the death of Edward M. Fouhy, a former member and chairman of the IREX Board of Directors and a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist.

YALI Mandela Washington Fellows to Convene in Johannesburg

President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is hosting the 1st Annual Southern Africa Regional Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Johannesburg, South Africa from May 17-19, 2015.

Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.17 release!

It’s been a couple of weeks since we last saw an Ushahidi Release. But, there’s been a lot happening in the background leading up to today:

AirBnB: A New Model for Growth of ICT in Cuba

At the recent Technology Salon on ICT for Cuba, experts came together to discuss the role of ICT in growing the Cuban economy and how the United States government, private industry and nonprofit organizations could help. The main takeaway I got from the event was the uniqueness of the Cuban system and that any company...


CapacityPlus supported Churches Health Association of Zambia to develop strategies to improve retention of health workers in rural facilities.

CapacityPlus End-of-Project Event

CapacityPlus End-of-Project Event

The mHero Story

The Ebola outbreak of West Africa didn’t hit overnight like a tsunami or earthquake—rather, the disaster gradually took over the region beginning in December 2013, really gaining speed in l

Edtech and MOOC Times in China

The Chinese word for MOOC is ... MOOC

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