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The past 30 days in technology for development

Workshop on ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

(New York, USA) On 8 May, 2015 Global Pulse will host a workshop on Privacy & Security in technology-enabled development projects and programmes, as part of a series of events related to the Principles for Digital Developm

The benefits of e-Visas, and how to overcome implementation challenges

The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) has emerged as one of the most innovative services implemented in the area of freedom of movement and people-to-people contacts.

India's small satellite mission: time for the next leap forward

India has always given importance to the development of space technology for peaceful purposes. The Indian space programme is one of the biggest national space programmes in the world, which has transitioned from its purely research orientation in the 1960s to a commercial orientation in the 1990s.

WHRDIC urges Chinese authorities to release five young feminists

10 April 2015
(WHRDIC for APCNews)

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) calls on Wang Xiaohong, the Director of the Beiji

Beyond Belief: Health Care as a Weapon

This week I took an online course offered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about health care responsibilities in time

Ushahidi V3 User Experience Testing

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last v3 beta release, but there’s a whole lot of work that’s been happening in the background.
The V3 team has been working around the clock to ensure that we’re not only building a world class product, but a product that is user centered. The design and functionality need to be able to meet our users’ expectations.

EMPOWER: Malaysia's Sedition Act amendments a betrayal of democratic process

10 April 2015
(Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER))

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged and disappointed by the manner in which amendments to the Sedition Act 1948 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act were rushed through Parliament.

Smart content for smart people: best practices of Sri Lankan e-Content and applications of 2014

This book is a review of 49 white papers which were selected through e-Swabhimani 2014, Best e-Content and Application award of Sri Lanka. The main objective of this book is to benchmark the best e-content and applications developed in Sri Lanka in year 2014 and take them to a national and international level.

Who should be the new UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy? Here are our criteria

9 April 2015
(APC for APCNews)

APC, together with Privacy International, Access, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, Electronic Frontier Foundation and the International Commission of Jurists, have developed

Mali Uses Health Workforce Data to Improve Access to Care for Those Most in Need

Like many countries, Mali doesn’t have enough health workers. Eighty-three of the world’s countries fall short of the World Health Organization’s minimum threshold of 23 health workers per 10,000 population.

Crystallizing a digital strategy in the "Pearl of Arabia"

Known as the “Pearl of Arabia“ for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is also striving to adopt economic reforms that are in accordance with global market expectations and demands of our time.

Global Competitions that Change the World

Two weeks ago our team gathered in Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW conference. A few of us were speaking, a few of us live there, and a few of us came for a Ushahidi design team hit team meeting. Altogether we had nine team members in Austin at different times throughout the week.

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