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First Malian Teachers Embark on US Exchange

In the eyes of five secondary school teachers from Mali, the future of their country’s education system depends on their performance in the coming six weeks.

Reversing Roles: Nigerian Teacher Gains Skills as a Student

At Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio, Habiba Mohammed traded her role as a high school English teacher in Nigeria for the role of an eager student.

Top ICT4D Hardware Challenges Webinar Powerpoint Presentation

Our Executive Director, Bruce Baikie, recently co-presented at the Engineering for Change webinar on September 24th, 2014. Along with Dr. Laura Hosman, Assistant Professor at Cal Poly in California, he discussed Inveneo’s recent findings on the top ICT4D hardware challenges throughout the world, particularly in emerging markets.

Art for Peace Festival Offers Hope for Somaliland’s Future

IREX Europe, IREX, and KOW Media Foundation recently hosted the second edition of the Art for Peace Festival in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The two-day event gave artists and their audience the opportunity to promote peace through art.

Go big or go home. Really?

When I started out I had this idea that I had to be big, well, not me (literally) but my startup. 'Go big or go home' as they say. Especially by virtue of being in tech, there's a tendency to think this way, that you have to scale to massive proportions, you have to be a 'growth startup'. Be the next Facebook or the next Google!

Angola

CapacityPlus is collaborating with the USAID-funded ForçaSaúde project to strengthen health workforce information for planning and management.

New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism

MONTREAL
23 September 2014
(APC, ICSSI, Un Ponte Per for APCNews)

Far-reaching political and social reforms are

Activists talk censorship and circumvention at Disco-tech Istanbul

JOHANNESBURG
22 September 2014
(Alexandra Groome for APCNews)

On 1 September 2014, APC, Tactical Tech and Web Foundation brought together over

IREX Seeks Experts to Review Fellowship Applications

IREX is seeking qualified experts to read and score applications for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Ideal readers are academics and/or profess

How “Designing with the end user” undermines ICT4D best practice

After years of near-invisible end users, it’s promising to see the beginnings of ‘end-user recognition’ in much of ICT4D‘s emerging best practice. It looks like we’ve made a big stride forward, but we’re not where we need to be yet, despite making all the right noises.

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