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Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Published on: Aug 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – with only the urban elite owning smartphones, and mobile...
New USAID Handbook: How to Integrate Mobile Solutions into Development Projects

New USAID Handbook: How to Integrate Mobile Solutions into Development Projects

Published on: Aug 18 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The rapid explosion of mobile phone access globally, which has extended to even some of the most remote communities, has set off a rush of interest in trying to...
Software Solutions to Four Main Challenges Facing Local Civic Groups

Software Solutions to Four Main Challenges Facing Local Civic Groups

Published on: Aug 13 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Civil society groups, political parties and government institutions around the world all face challenges when it comes to organizing and communicating. But in the...
What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

Published on: Aug 11 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - 1 Comment
You are in a minority. Yes, you. I single you out because, as you read this article online (perhaps on a phone or a tablet or even a MacBook Pro), you are part of...
No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

Published on: Aug 04 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Leave a Comment
“I came to Uganda to run the technical side of a mobile phone company. Instead, I was running the largest  diesel fuel distribution company in the country—in...
Understanding Eritrea’s Exceptionally Limited Internet Access

Understanding Eritrea’s Exceptionally Limited Internet Access

Published on: Aug 01 2014 by Tim Katlic - 8 Comments
There are generally two sides to how Eritrean ICT engagement are portrayed online. One focuses on how, despite high Internet costs, rural communities are getting...
Breaking the Digital Divide for Women Worldwide

Breaking the Digital Divide for Women Worldwide

Published on: Jul 28 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Earlier this month, World Pulse brought your voices from the WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS +10 High Level...
What Are the Best ICTs to Use in Disaster Management?

What Are the Best ICTs to Use in Disaster Management?

Published on: Jul 23 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
Thank you to everyone who listened in and participated in last week’s Twitter Chat! ICTworks is especially grateful to our main speakers, Glen Burnett, Lauren...
ICTs in Disaster Management: Join Our Twitter Chat Today at Noon EDT

ICTs in Disaster Management: Join Our Twitter Chat Today at Noon EDT

Published on: Jul 18 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Leave a Comment
Destruction, disaster, and drones. ICTs have been helping communities recover from natural disasters for many years, but how effective are they?  What can we...
Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management

Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management

Published on: Jul 11 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
Natural disasters hit communities around the world leaving paths of destruction that often take years to rebuild. ICTs are used to manage relief efforts, but how...