ICTDev Pulse

Philanthropy and the hand-off – what happens if government can’t scale social experiments?

My friend and (lucky for me) boss Joi Ito has an excellent essay in Wired which considers the challenges of measuring the impact of philanthropy. For Joi, one of the key problems is that social problems are complex, and the metrics we use to understand them too simple.

Meet the AfriSIG alumni in the outgoing Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) aims to develop the leadership skills of Africans from diverse sectors and backgrounds to enable them to effectively participate in local, regional and international internet governance str

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 20

Welcome to the 20th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Coconet II: Strengthening the digital rights community and movement in Southeast Asia

Coconet II will bring together 120 people in the Philippines, on 20-26 October, to catalyse regional networking and collaboration, develop skills, deepen relationships, spark campaigns, and bring new actors into the digital rights field.

Enabling community participation of young girls and women: Janastu community mesh radio network

As part of the “Connecting the Unconnected” project, Sarbani Banerjee Belur of Gram Marg, an India-based member organisation in the project’s peer learning community, recently visited the Janastu Community Mesh Radio Network initiated by Ser
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