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The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for Nov 24 – Dec 7, 2010

By T. Ritse Erumi on December 7, 2010

Welcome to the ICTworks bi-weekly ICT4D Retrospective, where we condense the last two weeks of news into a succinct list of links for your perusal. If you want your news to be featured, email them to ritse [at] ritseonline [dot] com. To get these links faster, follow me on Twitter: @RitseOnline

Becoming e-Citizens: In ICTs, Citizens, and the State, Tim Unwin explores some of the ethical challenges that arise from the use of ICTs in e-government initiatives.

London or Bust: ICT4D 2010 is finally here…well, almost! Stop by the pre-conference wiki, if you are itching to get the conversation going. You might also be interested in a post-ICT4D2009 reflection from Michael Best of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Pulse Infographic by @KMaher
Pulse Camp Infographic by Katherine Maher
(Courtesy: Global Pulse)

Pulse Camp: In an attempt to improve global crises response, Global Pulse recently gathered a host of technologists, designers, practitioners, and researchers to design a real-time data & analysis technology platform. Check out the blog for a recap of the 3-day event.

Driving Technology: Aloyce Ndeleio argues for a conscious adoption of technology in the developing world.

Will It Work?
We thought we’d bring your attention to Tariq Khokhar’s guide to simulating field conditions, because many ICT4D projects hardly ever go as planned!

Get a Job in ICT4D
MobileActive (New York, US): Research Internship
Pact (Various): KM and Capacity Development Specialists
UNOPS (Amman, Jordan): IT Communications Specialist

Finally…the ICT4D Spotlight of the Week: Google Trader — an online trading platform — makes its way to Ghana

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