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Podcast: How open-source tools map crisis data

(Note: This post is cross-posted from SciDev.Net who recorded this interview with Chris Albon, Director of Crisis.NET, an Ushahidi initiative.)

Bringing 21st Century Tech to Classrooms in Kazakhstan

During the past year, over 160 high school teachers in Kazakhstan improved their classroom instruction skills and modernized their teaching methods through training in information and communication technologies, provided by the

USAID’s GBI Program Leverages 150 Times Contract Value

Integra is implementing a leading edge technical assistance program designed to radically expand the availability of affordable broadband connections in rural areas worldwide.

Moldovan Libraries Become Centers for Youth Engagement

In Moldova, libraries are evolving beyond mere places to study by providing youth with opportunities to engage in their communities and learn new skills.

APC Share and Remix: Check it out!

12 August 2014
(FF for APCNews)

On 1-9 June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications held its 12th face-to-face Member Meeting in Barcelon

Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

12 August 2014
(EROTICS for APCNews)

If you are an LGBT activist, SRHR activist, women’s rights activist, a queer blogger or a feminist who spen

Holacracy – empowering people, driving creativity and gaining productivity

From my experience gained throughout my career, I have stumbled over and over again with organizational problems. Companies and organizations, from whatever field, are simply inefficiently structured. More or less the classical top-down approach tends to persist, completely contradicting a more efficient approach to empower people.

Join Mozilla's global teach-ins about privitisation of internet

MONTREAL
11 August 2014
(Alexandra Groome for APCNews)

Interested in learning about net neutrality and internet privatisation?

Can Twitter data be used to track changing food commodity prices?

Author: 
Jong Gun Lee
 
Imagine going to your local shop today an

The Oft-Overlooked Job Description

Above: A health worker provides outreach care near Ondangwa, Namibia. Photo by Trevor Snapp.Job descriptions for health workers—it seems like a simple concept.

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.

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