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2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Now Open

Applications for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are being accepted now through Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s 

Coco Fusco’s introduction to the Cuban blogosphere

Multimedia artist, writer, activist and teacher Coco Fusco is a visiting associate professor at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies this year, and she introduced herself to the Center for Civic Media community with a stunning talk this past Thursday, unpacking the history and the possible

Using innovation and creativity to get out of a crisis

Entrepreneurship, as with life in general, is a risky business. One of the hallmark characteristics of the quintessential entrepreneur is the boldness to take risks. However, with risk comes the potential for failure and the wrong decision can wind you up in a crisis situation.

Andrea Bolnick, Founder of Ikhalayami South Africa

“Ikhalayami designs, im

Traveling to Tanzania With PSI, IntraHealth International, and Mandy Moore

Over the years I have had the distinct privilege of meeting health workers around the world from Ethiopia and Kenya to Tanzania and South Africa to India and Brazil.Health workers, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, are the un

Defeating Disaster: Fueled by open-source software and crowdsourcing, the crisis mapping community is rapidly expanding. By Matt Alderton • Trajectory Magazine. 2014 issue 3

At 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2010, the island of Hispaniola twitched and jerked, as if the earth were shivering. In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the island’s western half, it was 82 degrees—hardly hypothermal. As the shaking persisted, it became clear—Mother Nature wasn’t cold—she was having a seizure.

Hype curve, meet diffusion of innovations, Part II

In the first part of this thread, "Hype curve, meet diffusion of innovations," I simply threw up an image that overlaid Rogers's Diffusion of Innovations curve on top of Gartner's Hype Curve without much else---simply a question: "Notice anything interesting?" W

Applications open for the Gender and Technology Pop-up Institute

3 October 2014
(Tactical Tech for APCNews)

Tactical Tech, in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications, are organising a 7-day eve

HRH Global Resource Center October Update

This monthly update from the HRH Global Resource Center provides information on the latest resources, improvements, and news from this digital library devoted to human resources for health (HRH).
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#IncYOUbateIT: Ideas to Promote Women as Agents of Change in Tech

Cross posted from the Making All Voices Count Blog. See original article here.
AkiraChix

Pioneering research launched on tech driven violence against women in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD
3 October 2014
(Bytes for All for APCNews)

Technology based violence is exposing women to the entire

Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.8 release!

Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.8 is out!
3.03-2
Take it out for a spin on our demo site, but keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we continue to get closer.

New Report: Why We Need Better Data on Community Health Workers

Community health workers are highly visible to the families they serve, walking to houses, delivering basic but essential health information and care to mothers and children.

The Wantrapreneur Chronicles #1: Circumstance

"Are entrepreneurs born or made?"

Of course they're all born! One person remarked (get the joke?). Seriously though, this is one of those questions that you find being asked at entrepreneurship forums and the like. The real question is: is there something special about entrepreneurs, that sets them apart from the rest of us?

How can government increase R&D activities in the Philippines?

Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) collaborated with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the last quarter of 2009 to undertake a study focusing on the identification of factors that drive multinational corporations (MNCs) and technology-based companies to locate in the Philippines and invest in innovative activities.
The study’s objectives were to:

Why some firms innovate and why others do not

Various studies have pointed to the Philippines’ meagre expenditures on research and development (R&D) activities, especially when viewed vis-a-vis those of its neighboring countries. Innovation, however, is not just confined to inventions and R&D. From an economics standpoint, an innovation must increase value, whether customer value or producer value.

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