ICTDev Pulse

United Nations CSTD ten-year review of World Summit on the Information Society - invitation for stakeholder contributions

The UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is seeking contributions from all stakeholder groups on the implementation of outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

“South of South” is Free Music – Assembly!

Rising Voices note: This is the first of monthly blog posts that will be written by each our 2014 grantees. This post is written by David Escalante, one of the coordinators of the South of South project based in Mérida, Mexico.

Internet and Human Rights Concerns needed in the Fortaleza Declaration of Sixth BRICS Summit

14 July 2014
(APCNews)

APC and other civil society organizations believe that the internet is a global resource enabling human rights and development and shoul

Matching tech problems with solutions in the fight against extreme poverty

The goals of multilateral development agencies, United Nations and World Bank Group are laser-focused on the post-2015 development agenda, calling for transformative change by eradicating extreme poverty and raising economic prosperity for all.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post.In Tanzania, the non-profit group IntraHealth International <

From emergencies to farming free online tools catch on in civil service

It's a sad fact that the moment many civil servants enter the workplace, they take a step back in time from their increasingly digital lives outside of work. Skills and tools we feel confident using for banking, shopping and generally organising our private lives may play no part in our jobs.

Why you should care about open data and how it benefits your community

Welcome to the new world of Open Data portals, data-thons and speed dataing.The latter two data-thons and speed dataing have put the romance into Open Data portals by challenging techies to create user-friendly applications from huge data files of municipal information.

GitHub: A Swiss Army knife for open government

Every morning, the first waking task most humans perform is checking email or the latest updates on their social media accounts. For developers, that initial daily fix is GitHub, the social coding platform that has captured the hearts of millions of hackers and tech enthusiasts around the world.

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