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Catching the virtual bus: ICT for augmenting rural livelihoods

Whereas plenty of literature is available on the technical aspects of watershed development and other livelihood strategies in India, not much has been written on the institutional aspects, entrepreneurial strategies or the role of ICT. ICTs offer tremendous potential for strengthening rural livelihoods and diversifying the rural economy.

HRH Global Resource Center July Update

This monthly update from the HRH Global Resource Center provides information on the latest resources, improvements, and news from this digital library devoted to human resources for health (HRH).
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APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and the internet

1 July 2014
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The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution on the promotion

Reflections on two days in a ‘media silo’

I’m sitting in the old German parliament building listening to a plenary discussion on activism.

ICT4Ag in Ethiopia: The Three S’s

“ICT is not the silver bullet. Find what works and do that.” This idea came out of the Tech Salon “What Can We Learn from ICT4Ag in Ethiopia” held last week, where ICT4Ag leaders discussed some of the current initiatives aimed at feeding 92 million people in Ethiopia. Participants compared notes about working with farmers...

IREX Expands Work in Civil Society, Media, and Tech Innovation

To support its innovative work in civil society, media, and technology, IREX is introducing changes that will take effect July 1.

Abduaraman Gidi: "I'm a Health Worker"

Spend one minute with Abduaraman Gidi, a nurse who is passionate about saving the lives of mothers.He shares a story about one mother he helped and talks about the value of training and supportive supervision.Abduaraman Gidi works at Nifas S

mBillionth Award 2014

Queer Rights in Kenya: A Conversation with Njeri Gateru

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya’s LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn’t hesitate to answer with the word, “Visibility.” She describes promoting conversations on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in public spac

UN encourages community responses to online hatred in new report

27 June 2014

A new UN report discussed in Geneva on 25 June 2014, cites the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Bytes

The transformative promise of the Maker Movement

All around the world, an increasing number of individuals calling themselves “makers” are transforming the “Do-It-Yourself” culture.
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