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The past 30 days in technology for development

Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities

Of the 1.2 billion people who lack basic energy access around the world, 772 million are covered by mobile networks. Similar figures exist for water and sanitation, as 289 million of those lacking access to drinking water, and 2.4 billion people without improved sanitation facilities are covered by mobile networks.

The end of a golden age of discovery?

Exactly six years ago this week I was in Washington DC to collect the Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, and award given each year to an individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the non

Giving my spirit voice: Interview with Helen Nyinakiiza

18 March 2017
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Helen Nyinakiiza, a digital security trainer for human rights defenders and consultant for Amnesty’s Panic Butt

The Internet Is U-Shaped

When we think about the problem of achieving affordable access to the Internet for all, the discussion often focuses on broadband targets.  These targets are moving goalposts as infrastructure improves.  Broadband used to be defined at 256Kbps, now it might be 2Mbps or 5Mbps or something else depending on who you talk to.

At the Farmers' Fair, Growers Display Foods for a Healthier Tajikistan

March 17, 2017
Community health educators in Tajikistan are teaching their communities the power of food and water.

Introducing our first ever free book offer!

As part of our ongoing efforts to inspire innovators-to-be the world over, and in celebration of the impending arrival of Spring (!) we’re offering the Amazon Kindle version of The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator free of charge until the end of March, or with a

Expand Women’s Health: Integrate NCDs

(New York, US) The event entitled "Expand Women's Health: Integrate NCDs" will be held on the margins of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women

2017 Harvard Global Development Conference

(Cambridge, US ) The 2017 Harvard Global Development Conference will take place on April 1st 2017 at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government under the theme 'Rethinking Development: The World in Transition.'  The conference is the oldest and one of t

Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), 2017

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