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Announcing the Release of SMSsync v2.8.0

After several pre-releases of SMSsync, we’re happy to announce the release of SMSsync v2.8.0 on the Google Playstore.

An Understanding of LGBTQI Rights and Technology for Development

Our April 21st NYC Technology Salon focused on issues related to the LGBT ICT4D community, including how LGBTQI issues are addressed in the context of stakeholders and ICT4D staff. We examined specific concerns that ICT4D practitioners who identify as LGBTQI have, as well as how LGBTQI stakeholders are (or are not) incorporated into ICT4D projects,...

New ILO Report: The World Needs More Rural Health Workers, a Lot More

On April 27, a new report released by the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) made a distressing findi

US Embassy Ukraine, IREX Open New America House Kyiv

Located in the heart of Central Kyiv, America House is a community center with a mission: to promote dialogue and understanding between Ukrainian and American culture.

6 Considerations for Successful Serious Games for Development

The inaugural Technology Salon in Bangkok on April 30th explored whether mobile games can really help to improve development outcomes. Lead discussants included: Sowirin Chuanprapun of UNESCO, which has been exploring the use of gamification to enhance its broader programs, including the release of Sai Fah – The Flood Fighter, a mobile-based game that they...

Women and the media: Join the debate in May!

30 April 2015
(GAMAG for APCNews)

During May 2015, the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), led by UNESCO, will promote awareness on issues rel

Towards a free, open and secure Internet

Photo: Free Press/flickr

The world is becoming more digitized, interconnected and dependent on the Internet for opportuniti

The Overlooked Partner: How Civil Society Can Help Manage Surging Global Crises

IREX is convening a discussion on The Overlooked Partner: How Civil Society Can Help Manage Surging Global Crises to learn more about working with civil society partners in challenging environments, such as the Ebola crisis in Liberia and armed c

IREX, Mercy Corps, PSI Partner to Strengthen Ebola Information Pathways

As the Ebola crisis subsides, IREX Liberia disseminates up-to-date information through the community radio sector to sustain gains and discourage complacency.

USAID, CourseTalk, IREX & TASCHA Launch $1.55 Million Initiative to Bring Online Education to Developing World

Online courses have the potential to expand quality education and career training worldwide, but few people in developing countries access them. Now, the U.S.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Welcomes 2015 U.S. Host University Partners

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce the U.S. colleges and universities that have been selected to host 500 Mandela Washington Fellows in summer 2015.

IREX, Microsoft Partner to Support African Leaders

IREX is pleased to announce a partnership with Microsoft supporting the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Why Microsoft Invests in African Youth

“The focus of Microsoft 4Afrika is to really bring that enabling capability of technology primarily to the youth and small business owners in Africa,” says Fernando de Sousa, General Manager of Microsoft's Africa Initiaves.

IREX Welcomes Four New Board Members

IREX is pleased to announce the addition of four new members of its Board of Directors.

IREX is pleased to announce the addition of four new members of its Board of Directors.

Bringing University Research to Market in Ukraine

Turning research into marketable products is the goal of University Administration Support Program (UASP) alumna Olena Tupakhina, who was recently awarded a pilot project grant through UASP to develop and implement the first Technology Transfer C

Status Update regarding Ushahidi Deployments for Nepal

As online volunteers mobilize and international aid begins to flow in response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal, we have been reviewing known deployments of our software in the country. As an organization, Ushahidi is not currently managing a deployment of our software and we have no plans to do this.

Win an Apple Watch by Helping Us Improve ICTworks!

Today marks a special day for ICTworks for two reasons worth celebrating:

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