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13 Tips for Creating Data Dashboards for Decision-Making

The private sector has been using dashboards for quite some time, but international development organizations face challenges when it comes to identifying the right data dashboards and accompanying systems for decision-making.

Can Zero-Rating Support Ecosystems To Bring the Next Billion Online?

Tech lovers can be guilty of techtopia. We imagine that technology makes life better for anyone, regardless of socioeconomic status or access to basic resources. With 4.4 billion people in the world still not online, the tech community is deliberating over how we will get the next billion online. Will it be through policies like...

Two African Perspectives on MOOCs: AMDI Project Director Interview with Mandela Washington Fellows

Increasingly, universities, governments and the private sector are looking to online learning for its exciting potential to lower costs and help more people get the knowledge and skills they need to excel in today’s complex world.

Workshop on Data Science in Africa

(Niyeri, Kenya) The three-day workshop, comprised of lecutures and lab excerise, aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners working on data science methods or applications relevant to Africa, and to provide training on stat

Interview with Bytes for All Pakistan's Sadaf Baig on expression, opinion and religious freedom in South Asia

7 June 2015
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

“Religion is used throughout the region to gain power and suppres

"Big Data for Development: Privacy Risks and Opportunities?"

(Joao Pessao, Brazil) The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an annual multistakeholder, democratic and transparent forum which facilitates discussions on public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance.

Inveneo’s Executive Director to Join the ICT4D Subcommittee to the U.S. Department of State

Inveneo is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Bruce Baikie, has recently accepted position as a member of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Development Subcommittee to the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee for International Communications and Information Policy.

A conversation with the team of women behind the “dragon animal spirit” website

4 June 2015
( has a vibrant new face, and the people responsible for this renovated look and feel are the women wh

"Data for Policy" Workshop

(Belgium, Brussels) The European Commission has commissioned Technopolis Group, Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) to conduct an international study on innovative data-driven approaches to inform policymaking.

Fostering Sustainability, Governance in Zambia

In Zambia, wildlife is a major component of the natural resources that bring in tourism and revenue for communities - but with increasing sustainability concerns coupled with a high rate of poaching, the government's collaboration with the public

Introducing APC's newest member: Instituto DEMOS in Guatemala

4 June 2015
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

APC has a new organisational member!

Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta18 release!

Today, we roll out Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.18, with lots of new features and changes from the technical team.

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