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On the road to Open Data: glimpses of the discourse in India

Recently I attended an India Open Data Community meeting organised by the World Bank in New Delhi that brought together government official

7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response

Recently, we had the 175th Technology Salon in Washington, DC, this one focused on How Can ICTs Improve Our Ebola Response? Be sure to sign up to get invited to our next event. In the lively morning-long discussion with 35 key thought leaders and decision makers from across the technology and development sectors, we came...

Clogher Corner Celebrates New Cambodian Voices

Rising Voices Grantee Project Update

Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response: Maximising Benefits, Minimising Risks

"Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response" will be hosted on 24 and 25 February the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with Leiden University and other partners. This expert meeting will bring together senior management (responsible for innovative p

Turning the tables: could satellite guided goats help stop fires in Indonesia?

Author: 
Marita Kurniasari
Source: Rappler
 

VIVO and Agriprofiles: A tacit knowledge discovery tool

The amount of explicit knowledge available online related to agriculture is overwhelming. VIVO and Agriprofiles help to reuse and link this information more effectively.  

“Aquacrop”, crop water productivity model 

Aquacrop is a crop water productivity model for agricultural research and stakeholders. By evaluating different parameters, it improves yields where water is scarce.  

Participatory data

Participatory 3D modelling is a community-based tool that builds on local and indigenous knowledge for a variety of purposes.   

Women in Tech: Rebuilding the link between librarians and farmers

Open data may not just be figures or indicators, but metadata describing documents. Jacinta Were describes how African libraries should not be sidelined in the efforts to make more open data available and that open access documents are an important resource in the data revolution for agriculture.  

Linking nutrition to the Data Revolution

An interview with Lawrence Haddad, Senior research Fellow at IFPRI.

Data Revolution for Agriculture

As mobile phones, tablets and improved connectivity spread across the world, the amount of data we are gathering and storing is increasing exponentially. With every satellite launch we add further data at ever increasing detail.   

Right to Information Learning Programme in India for civil society and media representatives of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi (CHRI) organised a Learning Programme on the Right to Information (RTI-LP) for representatives of civil society, media and academia from Commonwealth member States- Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa, between 16-26 March 2014, with support from the Department for International Development (DfID), India office.

Safetipin – an overview: Active Learning Solutions

Safetipin is a complete map-based mobile phone application which works to make our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. Ithas been developed to encourage more people to be involved in safety of women and communities. It is a free app and will always remain so for users.

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