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Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Published on: Aug 26 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Joseph Kitaka, a resident of Yatta in Machakos County, Kenya, has always had an interest in defending human rights. His community is faced with numerous challenges,...
4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

Published on: May 08 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Approximately 80% of the world’s population lives in areas already covered by 2G or 3G networks. The coverage is mostly urban, with the basic infrastructure already...
A Dark Side to Facebook Safety Check for the Nepal Earthquake?

A Dark Side to Facebook Safety Check for the Nepal Earthquake?

Published on: Apr 27 2015 by Wayan Vota - 28 Comments
Like many of you, I started to receive Facebook notices on Saturday telling me my friends in Nepal were “marked safe” on Facebook’s Nepal Earthquake...
Breaking News! USAID Grand Challenge for Development with Facebook

Breaking News! USAID Grand Challenge for Development with Facebook

Published on: Apr 01 2015 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
After extensive analysis, USAID has determined that poor people in the country of Africa suffer from a lack of things. According to the World Bank, 414 million...
Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Published on: Jan 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NetHope, a consortium of 42 leading international humanitarian organizations, announced today a partnership...
Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?

Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?

Published on: Dec 09 2014 by Denise Phelps - Comments Off on Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?
Working in ICT4D, you are reminded again and again that there is no “magic bullet” of development. Yet as each new technology emerges there is a flood of programs...
Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?

Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?

Published on: Sep 24 2014 by Maria Andersen - Comments Off on Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?
Internet access, in particular via mobile technology, gives citizens a medium through which to exercise their political voice. It can be used to challenge preexisting...
The Future of Myanmar is Mobile

The Future of Myanmar is Mobile

Published on: Sep 17 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Future of Myanmar is Mobile
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – yet technology restrictions are ending, three mobile operators...
Wow! Viber Beats Facebook in Myanmar

Wow! Viber Beats Facebook in Myanmar

Published on: Sep 12 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Often, we have the perception that a developing country’s use of technology is limited to voice and SMS text messages on basic or feature phones. When you...
How to Stop Facebook Hate Speech in Myanmar?

How to Stop Facebook Hate Speech in Myanmar?

Published on: Jun 30 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Stop Facebook Hate Speech in Myanmar?
Myanmar will be going online fast in the next 2 years. Right now it has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% –...