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Libraries Tackle Unemployment in Ukraine

Due to the current economic crisis in Ukraine, employers across the country face a shortage of skilled workers, though many job seekers are unable to secure gainful employment in positions that maximize their skills.

Cartagena Data Festival

(Cartaena, Colombia) What we need is a ‘data revolution’ – a fundamental change in the depth and use of knowledge about the most marginalised people in the world, and in their ability to use this knowledge to affect transformative change.

Statistical Commission 2015

(New York, New York) The 46th session of the Statistical Commission, to be held at the United Nations Headquarters, brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world.

Data Revolution in Africa

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) A two-day High Level Conference for policy-makers and XYZ on setting the scene for a sustainable development agenda powered by a Data Revolution in Africa.

APC at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit

15 January 2015
(Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

The open internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements are the

The healthy community radio station

This handbook explains the key ingredients for building a healthy community radio station from scratch.

Digitally enhanced child protection: how new technology can prevent violence against children in the Global South

The last decade has witnessed growing appreciation of the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to protect children from violence. The issue of violence against children (VAC) is of singular importance.

China's position on the Sony attack

In late November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack that crippled its networks and stole large quantities of personal and commercial data. On December 19, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publicly identified North Korea as responsible for these crimes.

New partnership with Universal Postal Union showcased during Geneva TEDx talk

Guest Post by Rheal LeBlanc
In a recent TEDx talk, Chief of Research

Fall 2014 Global UGRAD Cultural Passport Winners Announced

IREX is pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2014 Cultural Passport to America Competition for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (Global UGRAD).

West Bank Youth Center Uses Data to Reach the Disadvantaged

The Nablus Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC), a partner of IREX’s Partnerships with Youth (PwY) Program, recently sought to create new programs to meet the needs

Invest in Health Workers to End AIDS

The recent focus on Ebola in West Africa has reminded us of the need for strong and resilient health systems. Behind every quality health system is an army of available and accessible health workers.

Educational technology - HEART Topic Guide

This new topic guide from HEART addresses the question: What is the evidence that the use of digital or electronic technologies and materials to support teaching and learning. by teachers or students, impacts teaching and learning practices or learning outcomes? It offers recommendations on how to strengthen the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes that use edtech.

India 2050: can we celebrate the centenary of the republic as a developed country?

Today, there is a great disparity of incomes between developed and developing countries perhaps partly as a legacy of the colonial period. According to the World Bank figures, in 2009, per capita income of developing countries in terms of dollars adjusted for purchasing power parity (in 2005 prices) was about $5000, only 15 per cent of that of the developed countries.

Dads Can Help Reduce Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Tanzania

More than 40,000 children are born with HIV each year in Tanzania.

EFITA conference 2015

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