ICTDev Pulse

Brad, Angelina team up with FrontlineSMS project in Cambodia

Researchers from the University of Canberra are working with the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation (MJP), an organisation founded by philanthropists Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, to trial a cost effective text-messaging system. The project with the University of New England is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research to help improve the lives of some of the poorest people in Cambodia.

On the bus

OLPCorps posted a photo:

This was a familiar sight each morning as we packed into one of three buses on our way to workshop events.

VIP Panel

OLPCorps posted a photo:

(from left to right)
Théoneste Mutsinsashtyaka - Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education
His Excellence Paul Kagame - President of the Republic of Rwanda
Nicholas Negroponte - Founder and Chairman of One Laptop Per Child

Response from tourism operator to "Should starving people be tourist attractions"

Dear William,
While it is generally a pleasure to get to know you, the circumstances are rather sad. I thank you, nevertheless, for inviting me personally to respond to your blog. I'm the Director of the Eos Visions network that got under fire here and - and I'm happy to admit it - the author of the brochure that you and several of your commentators criticize to a point that verges on insult.

Mobile meets plough in Cambodia

In this, the tenth in our series of FrontlineSMS guest posts, Dr. Robert Fitzgerald - Associate Dean of Research at the University of Canberra in Australia - explains their use of the software to provide agricultural data to farmers in Cambodia, and their plans to expand the service over the coming months


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