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Going Solo – On hating and accepting change

I have not been writing much about my divorce on this blog – I’ve kept most of that discussion on Facebook. I thought this post, wrestling not only with the divorce, but unwanted change more generally, might be helpful for a broader audience.

I have been coming to grips with the uncomfortable realization that I am a conservative.

Global Pulse at the 71st UN General Assembly

Felicia Vacarelu and Anoush Rima Tatevossian
World leader

Guest Post: Reflections on lessons learned from big data projects

Guest Post by Meredith Blair Pearlman
This guest post i

Stop Giving Away Smartphones!

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Where is Child Labor in the US Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls?

Those of us who look for ways to empower women and girls in international health development this year warmly welcomed the US Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls<

3 Barriers to Using Sensors to Improve ICTforAg

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Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 33rd session

13 September 2016
(Deborah Brown (APC) and Peter Micek and Christy Provines (Access Now) for APCNews)

The 33nd session of the Human Rights Council is taking place 12-30 September 2016, and will address the human rights situation in numerous countries where rights violations extend to the on

The Innovation/Permission Paradox

On a recent trip to Dar Es Salaam I got talking to an entrepreneur at one of those many technology pitching events popping up across the continent. After a few minutes of the usual small talk (which, of course, included a full review of the English Premiere League season ahead) I asked him what idea he and his team were working on.

Massive National Prison Strike! Maybe. We don’t know. That’s a problem.

Yesterday, prisoners around the US began a strike protesting unpaid, underpaid and forced labor. Maybe. We think.

It Takes More Than Money: The Non-Financial Factors in Sustainability

Financial sustainability is the basis of any successful business venture—digital health or otherwise—but there are other venture-killers lurking out there.As I listened to the speakers and participants at a workshop called the

Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

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