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Creating Sustainable SMEs

An except from an article I recently wrote for The Broker.

SMEs are the lifeblood of most economies. Thankfully, there is no limit to human capacity for innovation – the bedrock upon which entrepreneurship is built.

Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is increasingly becoming an international crisis. Recently the World Health Organization counted 5,843 cases of Ebola patients and 2,811 deaths.

Emma Watson, trolls and a feminist internet

KUALA LUMPUR
25 September 2014
(Jac sm Kee for GenderIT.org)

Within days of her highly visible and publicised speech, Emma Wat

In Health Systems Strengthening, the Big Question Is Not What, but How

As the global health community gears up for the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, next week, health s

Opportunity for designers: request for proposals to redesign APC's visual identity

MONTREAL
25 September 2014
(MK for APCNews)

Deadline extended!

First Malian Teachers Embark on US Exchange

In the eyes of five secondary school teachers from Mali, the future of their country’s education system depends on their performance in the coming six weeks.

Reversing Roles: Nigerian Teacher Gains Skills as a Student

At Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio, Habiba Mohammed traded her role as a high school English teacher in Nigeria for the role of an eager student.

Top ICT4D Hardware Challenges Webinar Powerpoint Presentation

Our Executive Director, Bruce Baikie, recently co-presented at the Engineering for Change webinar on September 24th, 2014. Along with Dr. Laura Hosman, Assistant Professor at Cal Poly in California, he discussed Inveneo’s recent findings on the top ICT4D hardware challenges throughout the world, particularly in emerging markets.

Art for Peace Festival Offers Hope for Somaliland’s Future

IREX Europe, IREX, and KOW Media Foundation recently hosted the second edition of the Art for Peace Festival in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The two-day event gave artists and their audience the opportunity to promote peace through art.

Go big or go home. Really?

When I started out I had this idea that I had to be big, well, not me (literally) but my startup. 'Go big or go home' as they say. Especially by virtue of being in tech, there's a tendency to think this way, that you have to scale to massive proportions, you have to be a 'growth startup'. Be the next Facebook or the next Google!

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