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The past 30 days in technology for development

SwitchPoint 2017: Day 2

April 28, 2017
Be informed. Tell stories. Stick together. And other lessons on how to keep doing good from SwitchPoint 2017.

Guts, Collaboration, and Diversity Generate a Powerful Creative Force at SwitchPoint 2017

April 24, 2017
April 27 and 28 is the sixth annual SwitchPoint conference, a global gathering of humanitarians. Here's what to expect.

Malaria Doesn’t Stop This Nurse in Uganda

April 24, 2017
Victoria treats a lot of malaria cases. Today, she's both nurse and patient.

Multi Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI Forum)

(New York, USA) The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on May 15 and 16, 2017.

Global Summit on AI for Good

(Geneva, Switzerland) The inaugural Summit on Global Artificial Intelligence for Good will take place between 7 and 9 June at the Headquarters of the International Telecommunication Unit (ITU). 

WSIS Prizes 2017: Vote for these projects!

24 April 2017
(APC for APCNews)

The voting for the WSIS Prize 2017 is open and APC is part of three of the nominated initiatives.

Apply Now: USAID Digital Development Awards

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Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017

JOHANNESBURG
21 April 2017
(APC for APCNews)

FIFAfrica convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas

Mapping the Unserved

As connectivity becomes increasingly valuable to everyone, access to communication is becoming as important as access to other kinds of basic infrastructure.  As a result there is an increased urgency to make affordable communication infrastructure accessible to ALL citizens.

The Failure of Spectrum Auctions in Africa

Spectrum auctions are widely regarded as “best practice” in the assignment of wireless frequencies where demand exceed availability yet, as of 2013  among African countries, only Nigeria had successfully conducted a spectrum auction.

Turning point.

I remember that morning well. A week or so earlier I’d been informed via a random phone call that a group of Nigerians would be monitoring their forthcoming Presidential elections using FrontlineSMS.

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