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Knowledge Exchange among African Faith-Based Organizations Strengthens Health Workforce Management in Ghana

Samuel Nugblega is committed to supporting the people who provide health care to his fellow Ghanaians. “I have a passion for personnel development,” he says.

What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

You are in a minority. Yes, you.
I single you out because, as you read this article online (perhaps on a phone or a tablet or even a MacBook Pro), you are part of the 40% of the world’s total population that has access to the Internet.

News reports on Michael Brown’s death: how do mourners become a “mob”?

Around noon on Saturday, an 18-year old African American teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a local police officer in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. Accounts differ as to the events that preceded the shooting. The St.

CrisisNET Under the Hood: Part I, Our Architectural Framework

Inspired by recent technical posts by the Ushahidi Platform team, we’re running a series of posts for software engineers and product developers detailing how the CrisisNET platform is put together.

Announcing Ushahidi Platform v3.0.0-beta.5 release!

Ushahidi Platform v3.0.0-beta.5 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.

Still Devastated: Eight Months after Typhoon Haiyan

Rising Voices note: This post continues the series of project updates from our Rising Voices grantee community. In this blog post, Hope Hervilla shares some background information on the circumstances leading to the launching of the Voices of Hope project in Estancia, Philippines.

APC affiliate Rolf Kleef: "APC gives me access"

7 August 2014
(FF for APCNews)

Rolf Kleef is a founder of Open for Change, which is both a playground for innovation as well as a source of knowledge.

2014 Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winner SPACE Kerala: “What we've done is quite unique”

7 August 2014
(APCNews)

APC member SPACE from Kerala, India won the 2014 Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize in the member category for their initiative Insight – ICT f

Iraqi Kurdistan Faculty Arrive in US for Training

This week, IREX welcomes fourteen Iraqi faculty and administrators from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) to the United States to embark on a capstone experience at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

Data Science and the Ushahidi Platform

You might be wondering why the Director of Data Projects is writing code for the Ushahidi Platform.  I’d think that strange too, but as a good old-fashioned data scientist, I care very much about data sources, formats and access, and couldn’t pass up the chance to influence the ways that Ushahidi Platform imports and exports datasets and data summaries.

Ushahidi Platform: Under the Hood (Part 3)

This post is the third in a series of articles that will be devoted to explaining the Ushahidi Platform at a technical level for programmers and deployers.

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