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Top World Bank EduTech blog posts of 2015

take your pick -- some are rather yummy!

take your pick -- some are rather yummy!

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Strengthening Data Journalism in China

Mainland China can be a challenging work environment for journalists. Often, journalists don’t have access to opportunities to update their skills.

Governments don't understand cyber warfare. We need hackers

The Internet has transformed the front lines of war, and it's leaving governments behind. As security analyst Rodrigo Bijou shows, modern conflict is being waged online between non-state groups, activists and private corporations, and the digital landscape is proving to be fertile ground for the recruitment and radicalization of terrorists.

Tracking the state of government open data

The first initiative of its kind, the Global Open Data Index provides the most comprehensive snapshot available of the global state of open data. The Index is more than just a benchmark. It allows us to explore and examine what are the strengths and the weaknesses in publishing data.

Big data for climate change and disaster resilience: realising the benefits for developing countries

This synthesis report explores the opportunities, challenges and required steps for leveraging the new ecosystem of Big Data to monitor and detect hazards, mitigate their effects, and assist in relief efforts.

Exploring issues limiting the use of knowledge in disaster risk reduction

This paper highlights issues that appear to have hampered the development and use of knowledge and discusses what these imply for applying (or not) the concept of smart cities in different contexts. The conclusions are based on the findings of four sets of work in the context of the KNOW-4-DRR project.

2016: A year in preview

2015 started off with more than a little degree of uncertainty. Thirteen years ago I launched kiwanja.net not really knowing whether there was really much of a long-term demand for what I had to offer. But it was worth a go.

Using Smartphones to Fight Africa’s Second Greatest Killer

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As Ebola Transmissions End in Guinea, What about the Heroes Left Behind?

The World Health Organization announced today that Ebola transmissions have ended in Guinea for the first time since the virus was detected there in 2014.
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