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The past 30 days in technology for development

Rooftop solar, and the four levers of social change

I started noticing the solar panels four or five years ago. My neighbors’ barns starting sprouting them, neat black rectangles covering the south-facing roofs.

Where is Your Marketing Budget in ICT4D Programs?

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Tanzania’s Health IT Community Is Growing—and Getting Stronger

Ally Shaban doesn’t remember the exact moment he became extremely proud of his work.

Updated: APC at RightsCon 2016

23 March 2016
(Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

APC staff and members will be in San Francisco next week for RightsCon Si

Feminist Africa e-spaces:e-politics

Feminist Africa (FA) is a continental gender studies journal that provides a platform for intellectual and activist research, dialogue and strategy. Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, FA is guided by a profound commitment to transforming gender hierarchies in Africa, and seeks to redress injustice and inequality in its content and design.

4 Ways We Can Better Engage Smallholder Farmers Using ICT

An essential component for successfully engaging smallholder farmers using technology comes from providing a voice, a dialogue, with the farmers themselves. This coupling of human engagement to information and communication technologies was a core idea debated at the Technology Salon on How Can We Better Engage with Smallholder Farmers? Over 30 thought leaders exchanged perspectives...

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration

18 March 2016
(Mike Jensen for APCNews)

Advances in the use of ICTs have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression, but these technology advances are also leading to growing consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms, built on the convergence

Humanitarian Innovation Jam

(Kampala, Uganda) The UNHCR’s Humanitarian Innovation Jam will be held in Kampala from the 21st to the 23rd March 2016.

Competitiveness of the Philippine IT industry: what lies ahead

The Philippine IT industry is the outgrowth of the semi- conductor industry that flourished in the 1980s when the country became part of the global production network of multinational companies feeding the global market with IT products, particularly semiconductor.

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