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The past 30 days in technology for development

Will technology replace teachers? No, but ...

In the future, will a machine replace me and smash other machines on my behalf?

In the future, will a machine replace me

Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing?

At the September 23 Technology Salon, attendees faced a question: Is ICT4D slowly dying or slowly changing? Earlier this year, James BonTempo, Director of ICT and Innovation at Johns Hopkins CCP wrote that ICT4D is slowly dying. ICT4D enthusiasts had a lot to say in response (don’t miss Part II of BonTempo’s blog post). While...

Issues and Challenges of Climate Change for Women Farmers in the Caribbean: The potential of ICTs

This paper focuses on the potential role of organic farming for regional food security and for addressing climate change impacts in the Caribbean. The correlation between access to quality information and livelihood security is also explored and the particular implications for women farmers.

The Story of Syria Tracker & Child Killing Trends in Syria

Guest blog post by Hend Alhinnawi & Taha Kass-Hout, Humanitarian Tracker (Full blogger bios following the post)
This is the story of the Syrian conflict, as told by its citizens living within its borders.

Global Development: Investors in People?

We hear it all the time. Investors invest in people, not products or ideas. Marty Zwilling, a veteran start-up mentor, describes people as the great competitive advantage. I wonder what the non-profit world might learn from people like him?

Request for Information (RFI) on participation in the Project Gallery at the TechNet Conference in Bangkok, Thailand

The 14th TechNet Conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 11-15 May, 2015. The theme will be: "Immunization Supply Chain and Logistics: Current Challenges, Innovations and Future Prospects".Are you interested in showcasing any of your projects or other work in immunization logistics at the TechNet Conference? If the answer is yes, please read on.

The purpose of #ICT4D in one diagram

The purpose of ICT for development is quite simple, really.

Do Girl Ads Detract From Girls Empowerment?

Our August Technology Salon in New York City (TSNYC) was a stimulating and deep discussion on whether ‘girl advertising’ detracts from girls empowerment. The topic surfaced after a Facebook conversation about the rise in commercials about girls and women’s empowerment such as Always’ “Like a Girl,” Verizon’s “Inspire her Mind,” and Pantene’s “Stop Saying Sorry.” There...

Keeping momentum toward India's digital future

The Government of India has recently announced the Digital India program, which aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Small College in Ghana Makes Big Changes to Train More Health Workers

An accident. A car wreck on the roadside in Kumasi, Ghana. A pregnant woman cut, injured. Ave Maria Quist rushes over to help. “I applied pressure to the part that was bleeding, and I called for an ambulance,” she says. “Then we took the woman straight to the hospital for further treatment.”

Where Are the Health Workers?

Professor Kayode Odusote (consultant for IntraHealth International, right) discusses health worker distribution with Mbemba Traore (director of the human resources unit at the Guinea Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, left).

Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0.0-beta.14 release!

v3.0.0.0-beta.14 is out!
3.03-2
Spin it up on our demo site, please keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we are getting really close.
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Technology, Teaching, and Learning: A DFID Review of ICT4Edu Evidence

If you had 90 seconds to answer a question you did not know the answer to, what would you do? Admit to the gap in your knowledge? Take a guess at the answer? Or Google the answer on your phone? The majority of people would opt for the later. Technology has not only changed the...

Towards a world that counts: an ID for every woman and every child

This week, the World Bank is hosting the Data2X and the Gender Data Revolution event to draw attention to some of the most distur
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