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IREX Remembers John Paul Usman of Nigeria

IREX and the Mandela Washington Fellowship family mourn the death of John Paul Usman, a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow from Nigeria, who passed away after a tragi

Due diligence? We need an app for that.

The ubiquity of mobile phones, the reach of the Internet, the shear number of problems facing the planet, competitions and challenges galore, pots of money and strong media interest in tech-for-good projects has today created the perfect storm.

Yes, Farmers Do Use Mobile Phones for Market Prices

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"The ICT sector should be driving global discussion about respect for human rights in the private sector"

24 June 2016
(APC for APCNews)

In a paper entitled “Business and digital rights: Taking stock of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the ICT sector”, author David Sullivan analyses the implementation of the Guiding Principles in the ICT sector.

The Language is Among Us: The Third Audio Documentary in the “Müpüley Tain Mapudungun” Series

In this third part of the project “Müpüley Tain Mapudungun” (Our Mapudungun Soaring), the participants at the workshop reflect on language.

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"

23 June 2016
(APCNews)

“Being mentioned in the Special Rapporteur’s report means that the African Declaration is increasingly getting recognition from the human rights community.”

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"

23 June 2016
(APCNews)

“Being mentioned in the Special Rapporteur’s report means that the African Declaration is increasingly getting recognition from the human rights community.”

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: a mass media campaign to motivate couples to communicate effectively for HIV-free households

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households"As a result of the campaign, couples were motivated to communicate about health, and men and women were more likely to seek reproductive health services together."

Inspired by Real Heroes

When we listen to the news, read the papers, or follow social media, we hear so much about people committing atrocious crimes against each other.

The worst thing I read this year, and what it taught me… or Can we design sociotechnical systems that don’t suck?

Note: Shane Snow wrote a long and thoughtful email to me about this post. While we agree to disagree on some substantive issues, primarily our thoughts about the future of VR, we also found quite a bit of common ground. He noted that my essay, while mostly about the ideas, strays into the realm of ad hominem attacks, which wasn’t my intention.

APC condemns brutal state attacks on Oaxacan civil society

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21 June 2016
(APC for APCNews)

As a network, APC stands in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca, the teachers’ movem

Young Leaders from 14 East African Countries Converge on Nairobi

Over 100 rising young leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya from June 15–17, 2016 to discuss the role of youth in driving sustainable development and a prosperous future for Africa.

Elevating Youth Voices on the Syrian Conflict

As a director, producer, and musician, Marco Ayoubi usually stays behind the scenes. Originally from Damascus, the young Syrian was forced to leave his country to escape the ongoing conflict and make a new life in Istanbul.

mHealth compendium, volume five

This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementing partners which document a range of mHealth applications being implemented mainly throughout Africa, but also in other regions of the world.

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