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Family Planning Has Yet to Take Hold in West Africa—But Change Is Coming

West African countries have the highest fertility rates in the world, with an average of 5.5 births per woman; they also have the lowest levels of contraceptive use.As a longtime physician and family planning/reproductive health trainer at <

Wait for it….Ushahidi Platform v3.0.0-beta.9 Releases Next Week

Beta 9 Release Postponed To Next Week
Ushahidi Platform v3.0.0-beta.9 is ALMOST out! Thats right, we are moving our regularly scheduled Beta.9 release from this week to next week — next Thursday to be precise. Our Platform product team members are meeting In Real Life (what!) in Atlanta, GA all this week cranking out code, making decisions, and sprinting forward.

Should International Businesses Be Cautious of the Cloud’s Security?

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In today’s technological age it’s rare to meet someone that doesn’t have an opinion on the cloud and its various applications in both the consumer and business worlds.

The Wantrapreneur Chronicles #3: Angels

Land, labor, capital. The 3 classical factors of production that an entrepreneur has to bring together to carry out some venture. When it comes to financing the dream, the options at the initial stages of a venture are limited. Furthermore seed/startup stage ventures carry a larger burden of risk.

Steve and TED’s Excellent Adventure

tedHave you ever found yourself at a party where you felt like if someone discovered who you really were, you would be ejected imm

TEDx Place Des Nations

(Geneva) This local TEDx event will feature speakers illustrating the ideas of the international community in Geneva. Global Pulse Chief Scientist Dr. Miguel Luengo-Oroz will be a presenter.

International Conference of Crisis Mappers 2014

(New York City) The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world's best technolog

ITU Telecom World 2014

(Doha, Qatar) Radical change continues to transform the entire ICT Industry, ecosystem and our world.

Santa Fe Institute Workshop - How far can "Big Data" take us toward understanding cities?

(Santa Fe) The workshop will bring together leading researchers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of using Big Data to study cities.

2nd IMF Statistical Forum - Statistics for Policymaking

(Washington DC, USA) With a keynote by Alan Greenspan, the Forum will include sessions on assessing the availability of timely and reliable data, the use of short-term indicators and survey data for policymaking, data quality and evidence-based policymaking, a

World Food Day 2014

Maps are everything: Crowdmap’s improved experience

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I’m not proud of this, but some of our original design concepts for Crowdmap didn’t include maps. Crazy, right? Sure, there were pathways to view a map as, you know, a map. But it wasn’t the first thing you saw.

Why innovation in payment systems is important for entrepreneurship

Look around you. Chances are that at least 90% of everything around you is there because of entrepreneurship.

There's a Swahili saying that says, 'ukiona vya elea, jua vimeundwa', translated literally as 'if things exist, it is because they have been made'.

Participants in Costa Rican Women's Hackathon develop software applications to solve social problems

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15 October 2014
(Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

On 30 and 31 August 2014, 39 women engineers and tec

Indonesia Launches 5-Year National Broadband Plan

On October 15, 2014 the Government of Indonesia launched the Indonesia Broadband Plan (RPI) 2014 – 2019 to address the need for affordable broadband across the country’s 18,000+ islands. The RPI was developed with support from USAID’s Global Broadband and Innovations (GBI) Program, specifically technical assistance to the National Development Planning Agency, BAPPENAS and the […]

AWS re:Invent Hackathon

Ahead of Amazon's "re:Invent" conference, AWS will host a 24-hour hackathon in partnership with non-profit organizations.
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